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"De gustibus non est disputandum"
(there is no disputing about tastes)
Michael Thorne Executive Chef,
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Grillades For Brunch
Difficulty Level: Medium
Recipe Id: USA1027

Grillades For Brunch

  • 2 lb veal or beef, 1/2-inch thick, trimmed and cut into small serving pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup veal stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoon tabasco pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  1. Pound the pieces of meat to 1/4-inch thick.
  2. In a Dutch oven or heavy pot heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and brown the meat well in batches, removing each batch to a warm plate.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and the flour to the pot.
  4. Stir over medium heat for about 30 minutes to make a dark brown roux.
  5. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic, and saute for about 5 minutes, until soft, stirring often.
  6. Add the broth and wine.
  7. Stir well for several minutes, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the pan.
  8. Return the meat to the pot and stir in the salt, bay leaf, Tabasco sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
  9. Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is very tender, stirring occasionally.
  10. Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the parsley, cool, and refrigerate overnight.
  11. Reheat the grillades before serving, and serve with Cheese Grits.

Grillades are a southern breakfast specialty that always meets an enthusiastic reception at the breakfast table, served with a light, flavorful grits pudding or spoon bread. Grillades should be simmered long enough to be fork tender, refrigerated overnight, and reheated in the morning. Make them with beef or veal, or try venison, which should be cut into julienne-sized strips.

1993 MC ILHENNY, Paul with Barbara HUNTER. The Tabasco Cookbook. Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. New York.


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