Special requirements: You will need a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the veal pieces into that shape. Serves 4 (2 For Valentine’s Day, 2 for breakfast !)
Author: Recipe Source : adapted form Veal Cookery Veal Loaf recipe by Chef Nancy
Recipe type: Main
- for Veal Hearts
1 lb Ground VealGround veal is lean meat and trimmings mechanically ground and sold in bulk or patty form. It is usually prepared by braising, panfrying, or roasting.
2 teaspoons of butter
⅓ cup finely chopped onion
½ small clove of garlicThe ‘heat’ in garlic is said to stir sexual desires. Make sure you and your partner share it together. Garlic has been used for centuries to cure everything from the common cold to heart ailments. This is a good time for moderation. Enjoy a pasta with a lightly garlicky sauce and it and lead up to something spicy in the bedroom later., crushed
⅓ cup finely diced celery
1½ cups mushrooms, finely chopped
⅔ cup fine fresh breadcrumbs
a pinch of nutmegNutmeg was highly prized by Chinese women as an aphrodisiac. In quantity nutmeg can produce a hallucinogenic effect. A light sprinkling of the spice in a warm pumpkin soup can help spice up your evening.
⅓ cup finely chopped parsley
1 medium sized egg
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- for sauce
demi-glaze sauce packet (34g)
- for Grilled Tomatoes and Oregano
2 ripe red tomatoes
I tablespoon Olive oil for bottom of pan
4 teaspoons Olive oil – one for each tomato half
2 teaspoons of freshly chopped or dried oregano
Salt & pepper to taste
Place meat in mixing bowl and set aside.
Melt the butter in the skillet and add onion, garlicThe ‘heat’ in garlic is said to stir sexual desires. Make sure you and your partner share it together. Garlic has been used for centuries to cure everything from the common cold to heart ailments. This is a good time for moderation. Enjoy a pasta with a lightly garlicky sauce and it and lead up to something spicy in the bedroom later. and celery.
Cook until onion wilts.
Add the mushrooms and cook until they give up their liquid.
Continue cooking until this liquid evaporates.
Let cool and then add the mixture to the veal.
Add the remaining ingredients except the Virgin olive oil and blend well.
Chill mixture in fridge for ½ hour.
Make patties and flatten to about ½ inch thick.
Press the heart shaped cookie cutter into the patties.
With the leftovers make more patties and repeat.
Cook heart shaped patties in a large skillet with small amount of virgin olive oil over low to medium heat.
Do not brown too quickly. Should take 5-8 minutes per side.
Make the demi-glaze source following instructions on the packet – basically just adding water, mixing and boiling.
Switch the oven to broilTo cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element..
Core tomatoes and slice them in half.
Grease a baking dish. Add one tablespoon of oil and then the 4 tomato halves, cut side up.
Sprinkle the oregano over the top of the tomatoes.
BroilTo cook by direct radiant heat, as over a grill or under an electric element. about 5 minutes.
Pour demi-glaze on the patties and serve with Grilled Tomatoes and Oregano.