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veal breast on the bone

Method

  1. Remember to remove your veal breast joint out of the packaging, pat dry and bring to room temperature.
  2. Pre heat your oven to 200°C temperature fan assisted or 215°C without a fan.
  3. Season the breast just prior to roasting.
  4. Choose a large, heavy based roasting tray, ideally with deep sides and handles for easy movement.
  5. Season with good quality fine sea salt.
  6. Make a trivet by roughly chopping equal amounts of onion, carrot and celery or my preferred choice of celeriac, the root of the celery plus a bay leaf, sprig of thyme and a few black peppercorns, another nice addition can be a head of garlic split in half.
  7. Place the joint skin side up onto the trivet which should line the base of the tray.
  8. Place in centre of oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  9. Next add half a bottle of wine and the same of water to the tray and pot roast by covering with tin foil and cooking o 140°C for approximately 3 hours nice and slow, ensure the meat is easy to pierce with a meat fork.
  10. Remove from oven and pop onto a clean tray and keep warm by covering with a sheet of tin foil then resting for a minimum of 20 minutes before carving, leaving the roasted vegetables in the tray for the gravy.
  11. For the gravy I make up 300 ml of essential cuisine veal stock, then deglaze roasting tray with this stock stirring all the caramelized juices from the tray, then pass through a fine sieve pushing all the juices from the vegetables into a clean sauce pan, bring to the simmer and thicken if required by whisking in a teaspoon of corn flour mixed with a little cold water and reduce till you reach a rich glossy gravy.