Venison Chilli

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Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

  • About

The dried chillies give an earthy, richer dimension to the chilli heat: which ones you deploy are not, frankly, critical.


  • 2 dried ancho chillies
  • 1 shoulder of venison, weighing about 2 kg (4


Amply cover the dried chillies with very hot water and leave to stand for 30 minutes, then drain and chop finely. Bone and dice the venison into 2cm (¾in) cubes – or ask the butcher to do this for you.

In a heavy, large, flameproof casserole dish, dry-fry the cumin seeds over a high heat until they give off a strong, toasty aroma. Pour into a spice-grinder, or use a mortar and pestle, a