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Stew – Veal

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Stew – Veal
Spezzatino di Vitello
by James Belardo

There’s many dishes that can warm up a cool fall evening or a blistery winter day but only a few hit the soothing notes of a nice Italian-style veal stew. Here’s our take on the traditional Italian Veal Stew, we hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients
2 lb. cubed veal stew beef (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1 cup sliced Cremini mushrooms
2 peppers (green, red)
1 cup green beans
2-3 carrots, sliced
4-5 stalks celery, sliced
4 medium sized potatoes, cubed
1 cup frozen peas (fresh, if you can get ‘em)
1 can plum tomatoes (hand crushed or cut up roughly)
2-3 cups beef broth
1 cup red wine
3 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp unsalted butter
rosemary
salt and pepper – to taste
bay leaves
flat-leaf parsley
flour (for dredging) Italian 00, multigrain or whole wheat
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Marinade 
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup red balsamic vinegar
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Dredge
4 tbsp flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
rosemary

Veal Prep
Stew Veal – Marinate stew beef cubes in 1/2 cup wine and 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar for about an hour, Remove marinade and set aside. Coat cubes with flour, salt and pepper.
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - marinade in red wine, balsamic olive oil and rosemary #Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - dredge veal in flour s&p and rosemary

Potatoes
Parboil cubed potatoes (w/skins still on). *note, do not throw out the potato-water. You will most-likely use it later
Garlic, Onions and (optional) Crushed Dried Hot Pepper – Crush the dried hot pepper using a mortar and pestle and then dice the garlic and onions.
Carrots, Celery, Mushrooms and Turnips (or Peppers) – Slice carrots celery and mushrooms, the turnip cubes should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes.
Tomatoes – Cut the canned tomatoes roughly, about 4 to 5 sections for each tomato

Directions
1. In a Dutch oven sized pot, sauté the onions, garlic and hot pepper flakes (optional) in olive oil and bacon fat (optional).
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - sauté onions garlic and hot pepper flakes

2. As garlic begins to brown and onions start to become translucent toss in floured and seasoned stew beef cubes. Throw in some Worcestershire and let meat brown, then lower the heat.
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - toss in meat and brown.

3. Let the meat and onions cook for about 5-10 minutes, add the carrots and celery
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the carrots and celery

4. Add the saved marinade topped off with more wine
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the saved marinade topped off with more #wine

5. Add a cup of beef stock and let come back to a boil.
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 1c beef stock

6. Toss in the peppers and let cook for 5 minutes
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the peppers

7. After letting the peppers cook for 5 minutes, add the sliced mushrooms.
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add cremini mushrooms

8. Let the stew cook for about 5-10 minutes,  add the tomatoes and mix well, cover pot and allow it come to a soft boil (stir often).
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the tomatoes

9. As stew simmers, add a couple of bay leaves and the celery leaves (if you managed to save any).
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add celery leaves and bay leaves

10. Then add the cut green beans

#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add green beans

11. Once the stew comes to a simmer again, add another cup of beef broth.

#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - another cup of beef stock

12. Once stew has been simmering for about 5-10 minutes, add the parboiled potatoes (do NOT throw away the potato water!)
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the parboiled potatoes

11. Once stew comes to a boil again, it’s time to add 1 cup of the saved potato water.

#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 1c potato water

12. Once the stew boils again add the peas…
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add peas
13. Finally, on the last cycle, add fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley, salt and pepper (to taste). Cook on low for an additional hour or two (if you can). If more liquid is needed due to reduction, add an additional cup of the saved potato water or beef broth.

#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add flat-leaf parsley s&p #Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add another cup of potato water

14. Allow the stew to cook for as much time you can permit.
#Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - let stew... #Veal #Stew #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -

Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

March 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM

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