01 December 2007

Emilio's "Check my roast out"

What's up my dearest America? Here's my little contribution to your already rich variety of food and recipes!
I'd like to thank Laurel for taking the photo, where you can see me (looking almost bald, which I'm not) slicing the roast. The white glove is not for hygienic purposes but because I just cut a finger for the 12th time this month! So please remember never to smoke, drink, talk or do anything else when thinly slicing the amazing result of this recipe! I called it "check my roast out" because I loooove Hip Hop a lot lately! Enjoy and remember that I miss you all!

Ingredients (for 5-6 people):

3.5 oz. of sundried tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
2 shallots
about 1 1/2 lb veal rump (you can also use pork loin)
2 Tbsp Lard
2/3 c. Port
1 c. beef broth
1 1/4 c. cream
1 tsp lemon juice
a small bunch of chives

Preheat oven and roasting pan to 175°F. Pat dry the sun dried tomatoes and cut them in to thin strips. Peel and finely mince the garlic and shallots. Salt and pepper the meat . In a large, non-stick pan, heat the lard until boiling. Brown the meat on all sides in the lard over high heat for about 8-10 minutes. Remove meat (do not discard juices) and place in preheated roast pan in oven. Cook at 175° for about 2 1/2 hours. In the cooking juices left in the non-stick pan, sautee the sundried tomatoes, shallots and garlic. Deglaze with the port and reduce it by one half. Add the beef broth and reduce some more. Add the cream and cook until you have a well mixed, creamy sauce. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Set aside. Immediately before serving, bring sauce to a boil and season with chopped chives. Cut the meat in thin slices and cover with the sauce.


laurel said...

Yeah right Emi, we all know the glove is just part of your Michael Jackson costume.

laurel said...

No seriously, I would like to note that Emilio has become famous for this roast. He learned this slow-cooking meathod that supposedly leaves the meat incredibly moist and tender. I wouldn't know since I've never eaten it, but unless all our guests have just been treacherously polite, their comments and expressions have always indicated a great success.

chiara said...


Happy birthday Emilio (yesterday).

From Giorgiok too.



LaLaLaLeah said...

Looks like you really know how to handle your pork..if you know what I mean.

Nisa said...

Yo Emi,
For an old guy, it sure looks like you can cook up a mean veal rump. Happy belated birthday from over here in the 'hood.

LaLaLaLeah said...

OMG! Is that a Michael Jackson health standard glove?