Dirty Veal Steak……Dirty Meat no more.

Veal has until recent years been a dirty word in the world of meat. Veal calves kept in crates and poorly treated. But no longer, veal is set for huge growth, it’s just us consumers who need convincing that it is ok to eat now.

Rose veal is a world away from the veal of old, and is now positively encoraged by the RSPCA, the male dairy calves would otherwise be shot shortly after birth, but can now be enjoyed as a wonderful meat, guilt free.

I bought a couple of T-bone Rose veal steaks from my local farmers market, and cooked them “Dirty” straight on the coals in my wood fired oven, this is such a good way to cook steaks, as it chars them quickly on the outside, and gives a lovely crisp smoky outside, while the inside can still be medium rare, a revelation.

We enjoyed this sprinkled with salt and pepper, and with a little salad while cooking our first pizza on the wood fired oven of the season.

 

 

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Katsacook on March 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you so much for the info as I have actively avoided veal for many years and as a result have never prepared it myself, but am an avid, avid cook. Though when placed in situations of having no choice but to eat it (in-laws) indeed it is divine. As a result of your post I have found a US farm that organically and humanely raises veal without tethering and free range. Might be time to whip a scallopini eh?

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    • You are welcome, mmm veal scallopini would be fantastic 🙂 that’s how I first tasted 20 years ago.
      Great that you have found a supply of ethical veal, please come back and let me know how you get on.
      Not sure of the situation in the US but there is a short video about UK rose veal.
      I can’t get the link on here, but google “countryfile rose veal”
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  2. Thank you. It’s a cracking way to cook a steak.
    Agree totally on veal, more people just need to realise.
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  3. That sounds great cooked on the coals.

    What most people don’t realise, is that veal is a by product of the dairy industry. If you drink milk, you should eat veal, or as you say, it’s shot and wasted.

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  4. Love this! More people should understand Veal is no longer ‘cruel’ and actually a great source of tasty protein.

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  5. Soooo jealous of your wood oven! I agree about veal, wouldn’t have touched it a few years back, but now it’s different.

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    • It’s such a great meat, and as a recent convert to meat in general, I can really see the appeal ethically, it’s so good too, these steaks were amazing and can be cooked on any bbq, just get rid of the grill bars and toss the steak straight on to the coals.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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