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Veal Shoulder Pot Roast
Recipe Courtesy of Reasor's
Long, slow pot roasting cooks veal shoulder into a tender, succulent piece of meat.
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds Veal Shoulder
  • 4 tablespoons Butter or Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Szechuan Pepper, coarsely crushed, or black pepper, coarsely crushed
  • 8 Small Carrots, peeled
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, whole, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley, freshly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Each Dried Basil, tarragon and thyme leaves
  • 1 Small Bay Leaf, crumbled
  • 1 pound Frozen Small Boiling Onions
  • 2 Whole Tomatoes, wedged

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  1. Slowly brown veal in butter over moderate heat using a heavy-lidded casserole or Dutch oven.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  3. Cover.
  4. Roast at 300° for 30 minutes.
  5. Add carrots to roast along with garlic, parsley, basil, tarragon, thyme and bay leaf.
  6. Top with the onions.
  7. Cover and continue roasting for 1 1/2 hours longer or until meat is very tender.
  8. About 15 minutes before removing from oven, add tomatoes.
  9. Place roast on heated serving platter.
  10. Surround with vegetables.
  11. Discard garlic.
  12. Heat juices in pan to boiling.
  13. Boil, stirring, until juices are syrupy and reduced to about 3/4 cup.
  14. Spoon over roast and vegetables to glaze.
  15. Serve immediately.
Servings: 4