Sunday, 6 March 2011

Classic: Vitello Arrosto

On a friday night, after a long week of working I prepared this romantic dinner for my man as we had a little something to celebrate. Never having made a vitello arrosto before, I consulted my dear friend Ste asking how to prepare it easy, yummy and especially fast!!  He suggested slow cooking it in red wine... here we go!

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 500gr Vitello arrosto
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (NOT extra vergine - for cooking you need regular pressed oil)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red cooking wine or use a nice chianti like I did

What to do:
Take a large and rather deep antiburning pan (how do you call these again?!), put on a big flame adding the 2 tbsp of olive oil and the clove of garlic chopped into small pieces. As the garlic is getting brownish, add the meat. Bake it golden brown on all sides for approximately 10 mins.
Then lower the flame and add the red wine untill half way of the vitello arrosto. Slow cook for 40-45 mins.It is done when you push it gently and it bounces back on its place.

Cut the meat into 1cm slices....
Add some (now yes..) Extra Vergine Olive oil of good quality...
Serve with a fresh green salad or grilled veggies and a tasteful red wine such as Barbera d'Asti - full of flavour and slightly dry

Chef Steph

1 comment:

  1. ps. cooking vitello arrosto in 40 min is considered fast if you compare it the hours simmering in the oven usually suggested in other recipes.. :)