Veal Roast in Wine and Cream

Veal  Roast recipe.

This Veal Roast recipe is a delight to cook ant to eat.

Veal Roast in Wine and Cream
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This is a dish that is influenced by a style of cooking that I used to do more often about 20 years ago. I began cooking before the days of Marcella Hazan, so I learned from a group of Italian cookbooks that I just loved, especially the great cookbooks of Luigi Carnacina, known as the Escoffier of Italy, Luigi Veronelli, Massimo Alberini, Vincenzo Buonassissi, and Ada Boni. There was also a touch of monzù cooking in Carnacina’s dishes that had some intimation of French haute cuisine. The monzù were Italian chefs of aristocratic households in Naples and Sicily who received some training either in France or through French-trained chefs and their cooking reflects a baroque style of cuisine. The monzù received their name as an Italian corruption of the French monsieur.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2¼ pound veal loin roast, tied into a regular shape with kitchen twine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • ⅓ cup dry Marsala wine
  • Bouquet garni, consisting of 8 sprigs of fresh parsley, 10 sprigs of fresh thyme, and 8 sprigs of fresh marjoram, tied in cheesecloth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a flame-proof baking casserole, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat and when the butter just begins to stop bubbling brown the veal on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes. Season the veal with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook until softened, stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine and Marsala and scrape the bottom of the pan to de-glaze the crust. Add the bouquet garni, cover, and place in the oven. Roast for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the roast and set aside, keeping warm. Strain the broth and return to the casserole. Turn the heat to high and reduce the broth by half. Add the cream, stir, and reduce until the gravy is a consistency you like. Slice the veal and transfer to a serving platter. Pour the gravy over and serve.


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