Spiedini di vitello con salsa di porro
45 minutes, plus marinating
Special instructions: You will need 8 wooden skewers and they should be soaked in water 30 minutes
Great for summer time on the barbecue or grill
1 1/2 lbs boneless veal loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
10 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for grilling
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
5 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. cloves, smashed and peeled 4 leafy sprigs fresh thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 medium leek (white and light green parts only), trimmed
Coarse sea salt
1 large tomato, cut into 1/4-inch slices
In a large bowl, whisk together 7 tablespoons oil and vinegar; stir in 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., thyme and generous pinch pepper.
Add veal and toss to coat.
Marinate, covered and chilled, for 1 hour.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Using a slotted spoon, lower the eggs into the water; simmer for 9 minutes.
Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then peel.
Separate yolks from whites.
Cut leek crosswise into 1/2-inch rounds; wash in a bowl of cold water, agitating, then lift out and pat dry.
In a small skillet, combine leek, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/3 cup water; bring to a simmer and cook until leek is tender, about 5 minutes.
Let cool completely, then transfer mixture to a blender.
Add egg yolks, 2 tablespoons water, remaining tablespoon oil and generous pinch salt; purée until smooth (save egg whites for another use).
Heat grill to medium-high.
Remove veal from marinadeA liquid mixture, usually of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and herbs, in which meat, fowl, fish, or vegetables are soaked before cooking. and thread onto skewers.
Brush grill with oil.
Cook, turning frequently, 10 minutes for medium-rare; season with salt.
Serve with tomato slices and sauce.
Recipe source: La Cucina Italiana