Veal, artichoke and lemon ragu

8
Total Time
1 hr 55 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr 40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Try this dish starring tender veal pieces accompanied with the fun textures of artichoke and orecchiette pasta.

Ingredients

lean veal leg steak

400 g, (Buy 500g) fat trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces

plain flour

2 tbs

olive oil

1 tbs

Artichoke globe, raw

2 medium, stems trimmed, outer leaves removed, quartered

Leek

8 whole, baby variety

garlic

3 clove(s), thinly sliced

chicken stock

1 cup(s), (250ml)

fresh thyme

1 tbs, (3 sprigs) lemon variety

lemon juice

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

fresh lemon rind

2 tsp, finely grated

pasta

180 g, orecchiette

fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 cup(s), leaves

Instructions

  1. Place veal and flour in a large bowl and toss to coat. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook veal, turning, in batches, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reheat same pan over medium-high heat. Cook artichokes, leeks and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Return veal to pan with stock, thyme, juice and rind and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until veal is tender.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain.
  5. Top pasta with ragu and sprinkle with parsley. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and broccolini.

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