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Roast Leg Of Veal

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  Boneless veal leg 3 Pound
  Salt pork 1⁄4 Pound
  Prosciutto slices/Cooked ham 4
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), cut in small
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1 Tablespoon, crumbled
  Olive oil/Corn oil 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Buy a leg of veal and have the butcher bone, roll, and tie it.
Have the butcher lard the meat with strips of the pork and small rolls of the ham.
If you own a larding needle, you can do it yourself.
Jab the meat in several places with a sharp knife and insert the pieces of garlic.
Combine salt, pepper, ginger, and nutmeg and rub this mixture on the leg.
Arrange it in a baking dish and sprinkle with a little dried basil and plenty of olive oil.
Mix tomato juice with sherry and add to the pan.
Insert a meat thermometer in the flesh and roast in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 30 minutes.
Baste with the pan juices and continue roasting for another 30 minutes.
Baste again, adding more wine and tomato juice if needed.
Lower heat to slow (300°F.) and continue cooking for another 30 minutes, or until the thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165°F.
Serve with roasted potatoes, a good green salad, and hot French bread.
Use the pan juices as a sauce.
Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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