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Reindeer stew with mushrooms (renskav) served with a creamy gravy.

Reindeer stew with mushrooms (renskav)

Renskav is a traditional Sami dish that has become popular all over Sweden. Thinly sliced reindeer meat cooked with mushrooms in a creamy gravy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Sami, Scandinavian
Keyword game meat, meat stew, reindeer meat, sami cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 413 kcal
Author Eva | Electric Blue Food


  • 500 g reindeer meat thinly sliced, frozen
  • 500 g mushrooms
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp liquid stock reduction
  • 150 ml white wine
  • 120 ml cream
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • black pepper


  1. Heat up a large pan and add the oil. Mince the shallots and add them to the oil. Sweat the onions on medium heat until tender; lower the heat if they start browning.

  2. Add the sliced reindeer meat from frozen, or just lightly thawed so the slices separate easily. Sauté the meat on medium-high heat 2-3 minutes, using a spoon to separate the meat slices as soon as the heat allows.

  3. Increase the heat to high and pour in the stock concentrate and the white wine. Stir to distribute and cook 2 minutes.

  4. Halve or quarter the mushrooms (I prefer to use small mushrooms and just cut them in half) and add them to the meat. Add a sprinkle of black pepper. Lower the heat to medium, cover the pot and let cook for 15 minutes.

  5. Pour the cream into a small bowl. Take a few spoonfuls of the natural broth the meat is cooking in and stir it into the cream. Pour the cream mixture into the pot and stir. The addition of the warm broth will prevent the cream from separating, something that may occur when adding cold cream directly into a hot dish.

  6. Add the breadcrumbs and stir in. Lightly increase the heat to evaporate the excess liquid and cook 5-10 more minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is based on an estimate. This recipe yields 4 portions if served together with a side dish, otherwise it would be enough for 3 people.

Nutrition Facts
Reindeer stew with mushrooms (renskav)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 887mg25%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 441IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.