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Rack of Veal with Glazed Vegetables

    Ingredients

    • turnips 'Baby' (2 for each person)
    • beets 'Chioga' (2 for each person)
    • beets 'Baby Golden' (2 for each person)
    • baby carrots (2 for each person)
    • parsley Root
    • red and white pearl onions
    • rack of veal
    • 2 cups Porcini mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely diced
    • sugar
    • red wine vinegar
    • salt
    • pepper
    • butter
    • black truffle

    Instructions

    1. Season rack of veal with Kosher salt and black pepper.
    2. Slow roast in oven until meat is tender.
    3. Jeffery and Jim suggest using a six bone rack of veal, cutting off the end ribs of an eight bone rack, as the two end pieces are sometimes not as tender as the center cuts. Estimate one bone per guest.

    Glazed Vegetables

    1. Using the pan from the roasted rack of veal, toss in all of the turnips, beets, carrots, and parsley root.
    2. Sautee until tender and then allow to slowly simmer for about 12 minutes.
    3. Next add 1/8 cup sugar. Sugar will melt over vegetables.
    4. Add the 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.
    5. Lastly, melt in 2 tbsp. butter, Kosher salt and pepper.

    Porcini Mushrooms

    1. In a sauce pan, sautee all porcini mushrooms with shallots until nice and golden brown.
    2. Pour over mushrooms 1/4 cup brandy. The alcohol will flame up so be prepared!
    3. Allow the sauce to settle over the mushrooms, which will create a nice shine to the glaze.
    4. Remove from heat, add 2 tbsp. unsalted butter.
    5. As you plate up the dish, pour the porcini mushroom sauce over the veal.
    6. Sprinkle over some black truffle optional, Jim says it is just for contrast.
    7. Add the vegetables in their glaze sauce.
    8. Spoon vegetables onto center of plate.
    9. Put a slice of veal over them and add sauce.