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Veal Baked Hay by Mark Hix from Mark Hix on Baking
Cooking with hay is an old technique – the hay keeps the heat in and gives the meat a fantastic grassy taste. It’s important to soak the hay before using though, because if it smoulders it will give the delicate veal a flavour you don’t want. Pet shops and garden centres sell clean hay.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 50 mins
1 x 1.5kg rib or rack of veal
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
A little vegetable oil, for frying
1 new-season garlic bulb or a few normal garlic cloves, peeled & thinly sliced
10 small sprigs of rosemary
a couple of good handfuls of clean hay, soaked in cold water for 15 mins & drained
Preheat the oven to 220C / gas mark 7.
Season the veal with salt & pepper.
Heat a little vegetable oil until almost smoking in a large, heavy frying pan, add the meat and seal on all sides until nicely browned.
Remove from the pan.
Using a sharp knife, make about 10 incisions, about 1 cm deep through the veal and insert a slice of garlic and a sprig of rosemary into each.
Put the veal into a roasting tray and pack the hay around it. Cover with foil & cook in the oven for 35 mins.
Remove the foil and turn the oven down to 190C / gas mark 5 and cook for another 15 mins.
To serve, leave to rest for 15 mins, remove the hay and carve. (This will give you meat cooked to medium-rare – if you leave the veal to rest in the hay for a further 15-20 mins, it will continue cooking to medium).
Nigel's Top Tips
- I cooked this dish to medium-rare – but if you leave the veal to rest in the hay for a further 15-20 mins, it will continue cooking to medium.
- Pet shops and garden centres are awash with hay.