Tagged with veal

Blanquette de Veau Sous-Vide (Creamy Veal Stew)

Blanquette de Veau Sous-Vide (Creamy Veal Stew)

Blanquette de veau is a classic French dish that I was reminded of by Nadia. Visit her wonderful blog for a classic recipe. I’ve prepared a sous-vide version that turned out delicious. Blanc is French for white, and so everything but the parsley in this recipe is ‘white’: veal, mushrooms, pearl onions, white sauce, and … Continue reading

Ravioli alla Genovese

Ravioli alla Genovese

For Christmas I wanted to make a traditional Italian dish that I had not prepared before, preferably something that involved stuffed pasta. As I’ve already made so many stuffed pasta dishes over the years, I wasn’t sure if I would succeed. But then I saw ravioli alla genovese on Enassar’s blog Oven-Dried Tomatoes, and I … Continue reading

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

Vitello Tonnato Extremely Sous-Vide

Vitello Tonnato Extremely Sous-Vide

Vitello tonnato is one of my favorite dishes. The combination of slices of tender veal with a tuna sauce is surprisingly delicious. I’ve posted a sous-vide version of Vitello Tonnato before, but in that version only the veal was cooked sous-vide. This can be taken a step further, by cooking the tuna and the eggs … 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

Cotoletta alla Palermitana

Cotoletta alla Palermitana

Have you ever heard of cutlets “Palermo style” (alla Palermitana)? I hadn’t. But thanks to the blog Culinaria Italia (the blog of a Brit who lives in Puglia) I have now tried them and loved them! The Cotoletta alla Palermitana is much lighter than its cousin from Milano/Vienna (i.e. Wiener Schnitzel). Instead of breading the slice … Continue reading

Wiener Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel

After my post about Viennese potato salad, it won’t be a surprise that my next post that was inspired by my trip to Vienna is about Wiener Schnitzel. Although this is probably the most famous savory dish from Vienna (unfortunately I did not have time to try Sachertorte as well, which is of course the … Continue reading

Veal Scaloppine al Marsala

Veal Scaloppine al Marsala

Some dishes are so simple you don’t really need a recipe to make them. But that doesn’t mean they’re not delicious. Italian cuisine is full of such recipes. This one takes less than five minutes to prepare and is a classic recipe that you can find in restaurants all over Italy (and in fact, in … Continue reading

Veal Piccata (Piccata di Vitello)

Veal Piccata (Piccata di Vitello)

When I saw Richard’s post on Chicken Piccata, I knew I had to make this with veal scaloppine. Piccata is a classic dish from Lombardia that is traditionally made with veal, but can also be made with chicken or turkey breast. The classic preparation is with white wine and parsley only, but here I prepared … Continue reading

Veal Rib Eye with Mushrooms

Veal Rib Eye with Mushrooms

According to my butcher, you will live to be 100 if you eat veal on a regular basis. This is not a scientifically proven statement (he bases it on a few people he knows who used to eat veal on a regular basis and have lived to be 100) and since he’s selling the veal … Continue reading

Bartolini-inspired Ravioli

The welcoming dinner for Conor and the wife was a full Italian cena consisting of four courses as explained here. We wished more of our blogging buddies could have joined us, but we tried to include them in spirit by cooking and eating their recipes. I used ChgoJohn’s recipe for a filling for cappelletti as inspiration for the … Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Cordon Bleu was one of my favorite dishes as a kid. I hadn’t eaten it for years, but when I was thinking about what to do with the organic chicken breast I had left from the whole chicken I had used to make brodo for tortellini, I decided it would be nice to make cordon bleu … Continue reading

Dutch Veal Croquettes or “Bitterballen”

Dutch Veal Croquettes or “Bitterballen”

Croquettes are a well-known way of using up leftovers, as many leftovers can be turned into a tasty snack by breading and deep-frying them. Croquetas are very popular in Spain as tapas, and in Italy leftover risotto is turned into arancini. If you’ve ever been invited to a “borrel”, a Dutch cocktail party after work or … Continue reading

Amazing Sous-Vide Vitello Tonnato

If you’ve never had vitello tonnato before, you probably think veal and tuna are an unlikely pair. But in fact this classic dish from the Piemonte region in Italy (called vitel tonnà in the Piemontese language) is a great combination. Traditionally, vitello tonnato is made by poaching the “girello” cut of “Fassone” veal (a prized … Continue reading

Classic Ossobuco alla Milanese sous-vide

Ossobuco is a classic Italian dish from Milan that most people know as veal shanks braised in tomato sauce. Originally, the veal shanks were actually braised in veal stock with just a hint of tomato. I like this classic version, because it gives a meatier flavor. With sous-vide cooking, you could braise the veal shanks … Continue reading