Slow roasted veal shoulder with cheesy asparagus potatoes…

I’ve been reading about the resurgence of veal for quite a while. It’s always been a meat I’ve avoided due to the publicity surrounding how the animals are treated. However, Sainsbury have a range of “Freedom Foods” which means that any veal they sell has been reared by farmers in a dedicated veal development group where the calves are house in open, straw-bedded barns and fed on a diet of milk, water and fibre.

Slow Roasted Veal

I slow cooked this shoulder of veal and as I didn’t want to mask the taste of the meat too much I kept it simple with just garlic and olive oil.


What you need:

  • Sainsbury Veal Shoulder
  • 5 cloves of garlic (whole and peeled)
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 2tbsp Olive Oil

How to cook it:

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5.
  • Place the veal on some foil and rub the joint with some salt. Place the garlic cloves under the twine. Drizzle some olive oil over and place in the over.
  • Cook in the oven for around one hour. After an hour wrap in foil and place back into the oven at gas mark 3 for a further 2.5 hours (longer if you don’t like your meat medium/rare).

Cheesy, asparagus potatoes

What you need (enough to feed 3/4 people):

  • 1lb of Potatoes (I used taste the difference jersey royals)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • 250ml of double cream
  • 250ml milk
  • 50g cheese (I used gruyere cheese)
  • Salt
  • Cheese

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6
  • Mix the milk, cream, garlic and cheese in to a saucepan and bring to simmer.
  • Add the potatoes in to the sauce and leave for around 3-4 mins to soften.
  • Stir in the asparagus .
  • Using a slotted spoon place the potato and asparagus in an overproof dish. Pour over the remaining sauce and cook for around 20-30 minutes.

Enjoy x

ps: I’ve not been paid for this post but Sainsbury WERE kind enough to send me some vouchers in order to get my loot x

Author: Rachael

I'm a journalist and creative consultant. I write about how busy women (just like you) can live, work and eat - better.

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