Tagged with sage

Involtini di Vitello (Stuffed Veal Bundles)

Involtini di Vitello (Stuffed Veal Bundles)

This is an Italian version of what is known in the Netherlands as kalfsvinken: a thin slice of veal stuffed with ground veal. It becomes Italian by the addition of prosciutto, parmigiano, sage, and nutmeg. The easiest way to cook these perfectly is of course sous-vide, but you can just as easily finish them in … Continue reading

Pollo alla Cacciatora (Chicken in Tomato Sauce)

Pollo alla Cacciatora (Chicken in Tomato Sauce)

Pollo alla Cacciatora is an Italian classic. It means chicken prepared in the style of the hunter’s wife (traditional recipes usually do not assume that the wife would hunt herself), which is chicken stewed in tomatoes with herbs, wine, and the holy trinity of carrot, celery, and onion. As with all traditional recipes there are … Continue reading

Veal Roulade with Pistachios and Prosciutto

Veal Roulade with Pistachios and Prosciutto

This dish was inspired by a pork roulade stuffed with pistachios and prosciutto that Marina made for us when we visited. I thought it would be nice to make it with veal, and cook it sous-vide. That way, the meat is cooked perfectly from edge to edge, tender, and juicy. You could also cook this … Continue reading

Ravioli al Prosciutto

Ravioli al Prosciutto

Homemade ravioli can be considered to be my signature dish. These delicate parcels of deliciousness are not that hard to make once you get the hang of them, and the possibilities are endless. Since I haven’t posted a new recipe in a while, here is a new variety: ravioli stuffed with prosciutto and ricotta. As … Continue reading

Secreto Iberico Sous-Vide ‘Saltimbocca’

Secreto Iberico Sous-Vide ‘Saltimbocca’

“Secreto” is a cut of iberico pork that is called the “butcher’s secret”. It is very flavorful and marbled, and fairly thin. So thin in fact, that it made me think of veal scaloppine. One of my favorite preparations of veal scaloppine is with prosciutto and sage, and is called saltimbocca. And iberico pork is … Continue reading

Chicken Ravioli with Sage

Chicken Ravioli with Sage

I’ve never seen ravioli with a chicken filling before, but I couldn’t think of any reason why it wouldn’t be nice so I decided to give it a try. I used a good quality free-range chicken with a lot of flavor, cooked the legs sous-vide for the filling and used the rest to make a … Continue reading

Pork shoulder sous-vide

I’ve made pork shoulder sous-vide before, and that was pretty good in a tender medium-rare style (cooked at 55C/131F for 48 hours). This time I wanted a “braised” texture, and so tried 36 hours at 65C/149F as advised in Modernist Cuisine. It came out very nice: juicy and so tender you could eat it with … Continue reading