Braciole (Rolled Stuffed Steak)

January 29, 2010  |  By The International Kitchen
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Braciole (Rolled Stuffed Steak)

Braciole, or Rolled stuffed steak, is a delicious southern Italian recipe from our from one of our top-selling Italy culinary tours A Mediterranean Cooking Experience. This Amalfi Coast cooking vacation is one of our very favorites and has been for many years. The boutique hotel is gorgeous and intimate (just 11 rooms and suites), the teaching kitchen is a perfect place to learn the secrets of Southern Italian cuisine, and the staff is incomparable. Add to that the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast region itself with its rugged coastline, quaint towns, views of the Mediterranean, and this is pretty much heaven on earth and a perfect spot for an Amalfi Coast cooking vacation.

Braciole Recipe from an Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation

Ingredients:

  • 2 thin slices of steak
  • approx. ½ parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • approx. ½ pine-nuts
  • approx. ½ raisins
  • a teaspoon of grated parmesan
  • 1 can puréed tomato
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup of white wine
  • salt & pepper

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Cook method: Braise

Instructions

Roll or pound the steak until thin – the thinner the better!

Finely chop the parsley and garlic with the pine-nuts and raisins, then mix together with the grated parmesan, salt and pepper until well combined.

Spread the filling on the pieces steak, then roll the steak and fix it in place with some toothpicks or butcher’s string.

Brown the rolled meat in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil and a chopped onion. Then add white wine and after 5 minutes the tomato purée. Cook over a very low heat for about an hour.

Nb: if you prefer, you can omit the raisins and pine-nuts

Serve this delicious dish if possible with a southern Italian wine, such as a Greco di Tufo if you like whites, or a robust red made from the Aglianico grapes.

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By Peg Kern

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