Veal stew with baby onions "Stifado"
Meal-in-a-Pan (serves 4)
1kg (2 lbs) veal, cut in portions
1kg (2 lbs) baby onions, jackets removed
½ cup olive oil
½ cup water
½ cup wine vinegar
2 ½ cups tomato juice
3 garlic cloves, with skins
1 tsp sugar
1 cinnamon stick
4 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste.
Place all ingredients in ovenproof covered casserole and cook for a ½ hour on high heat.
Reduce heat to moderate and cook for additional 1 1/2 hours.
Serve Stifado with Red Wine and nice bread.
Quince – falls mysterious fruit
When cooked it does not turn to mush so it complements stews and roasts.
Naturally occurring pectin in the fruit lets preserves, set without added thickeners.
A product of South America and Southeast Europe.
To core a Quince, first peel then cut in wedges, remove the core and drop in lemon water to prevent oxidation.
Quince in Portuguese is Marmelo and from this came the word marmalade