Veal with carrots - Greek traditional dish from the island of Lesvos

Veal with carrots - Greek traditional dish from the island of Lesvos


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About this recipe: This is a traditional recipe that my grandmother used to cook in the beautiful island of Lesvos. The result is absolutely delicious for you, your friends, your family. It can be served with plain rice, smashed potatoes, orzo pasta (in the photo) or spaghetti. Enjoy it with a glass of dry white wine of your choice.

Serves: 6 

  • 1000 grams veal from the lower side of the neck cut into 5cm (2 inch) pieces
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into 1.2cm (1/2 inch) rounds
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 8 grains black pepper
  • 120ml dry white wine
  • 500ml water or vegetable stock

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr50min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Sprinkle the veal with salt. Heat the olive oil in heavy large pot over high heat. Add veal and brown well on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and carrots until they become softer. Then also add the allspice berries and the grains of pepper plus the wine.
  2. After 5 minutes, reduce the heat and pour the water or the stock in the pot. Cook at moderate temperature for 1 hour and 30 minutes. If more water is needed, add it during the cooking process. Taste and sprinkle with salt if you want more.
  3. The meat should be tender and the sauce thick.

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