Roast Veal – Recipe from a professional Chef

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Today I present you my veal roast recipe. The preparation is really easy, and YOU can let the stars rise in your kitchen with this dish.

Veal has a finer taste than beef. When shopping, look out for good quality – organic meat is recommended. I know, but… animal husbandry is what counts these days!

I wish you a lot of fun reading now and cooking afterwards. If you have any open questions, you can send them to me using the comment function at the bottom of the page. If you like, share this article with your friends. Thanks and good luck!

Kalbshachse oder Kalbshaxe geschmort mit Kalbsfond.
The preparation of the veal shank I show you elsewhere. The knuckle of pork is for connoisseurs the better roast. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. What meat are you buying for the veal roast

Several pieces of meat can be used for the fine braised beef:

  • Leg of veal
  • Saddle of veal
  • Veal Neck
  • Breast of veal
  • Veal nut
  • Knuckle of veal

The veal breast can be braised in a short time. The back is particularly fine, the knuckle a gourmet!

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2. Further ingredients for the roast

In addition to the meat, you need some other important ingredients to braise the meat and create a good sauce:

  • Soup vegetables
  • Tomato paste
  • Veal stock
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt, pepper, pimento
  • Morels
  • Cream
  • Cornstarch
  • Dry red wine
  • Butter


You can prepare the veal stock yourself or buy a stock in a glass. Of course, home-made veal stock is always better and you can find the recipe for veal stock here.

Morels and calf are the finest combination!

Recommendation from cook Thomas Sixt
Morchelsauce - auf Basis von Kalbsfond.
A classic morel jus – the morel sauce is prepared on the basis of veal stock or veal jus.

3. Side dishes

In addition to the inserts presented below, you can also combine other selected inserts:

Besides the side dishes presented below, potato gratin and ratatouille are my first choice. Such a dish was prepared by star chef Heinz Winkler.

Side dishes recommended by chef Thomas Sixt
Potato gratin is a wonderful accompaniment to this dish with veal.© Thomas Sixt

4. Insider tip for morel sauce

The strong veal sauce can be accompanied by a light, frothy sauce. This sauce is smart and quick to prepare and brings an extra magic to your plate.

You can then serve the morels either in veal stock or in the light sauce. Both taste simply amazing!

Morel scum or truffle scum… the light and airy fine sauces complement this dish and conjure up stars.

Tells us the cook Thomas Sixt
Kartoffelsuppe als Fingerfood in der Tasse.
Foamed flatters the palate. You can also apply this cooking technique to soup. Here I have served potato soup as finger food. Foaming with the blender works best with ice-cold butter and without any chemicals! The soup fits thematically: Serve it as first course before the braised meat!

5. Proper braising

Before we dedicate ourselves to the preparation, I would like to write you a few important lines about “proper stewing”. These are basic things of a classical preparation technique from the professional kitchen.

  • It is best to use a large pot or a roaster with a lid.
  • The meat should be fried first. Please spice it just before you put it in.
  • After frying on all sides, remove the meat from the roaster.
  • Next, fry the diced vegetables, roast them with tomato paste, then deglaze with red wine.
  • Put the roasted meat back into the pot, cover with the veal stock and close the pot with the lid.
  • Place in the oven and braise in the oven at 180°C.

This is how the “real stewing” works, as we cooks learn it in training. You can use this method of preparation for all subsequent dishes:

Professionally correct braising allows your meat to cook evenly and the result will certainly give you pleasure.

Proper braising: With lid and heat from all sides.

Recommendation from chef Thomas Sixt
Osso buco
Ossobuco are braised slices of veal leg, a typical dish of Italian cuisine.

6. Veal roast recipe

You read this far? That’s great! Then you are perfectly prepared to conjure this dish safely onto your plate.

I wish you good luck and a lot of joy in recooking. I am looking forward to your comments and success stories.

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Roast Veal
Roast veal and braise it properly, an instruction by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 732kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Braised veal roast
  • 1 kg veal subshell or nut, neck, chest
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 bunch soup vegetables
  • 2 tbs sunflower oil
  • 2 pc shallots optional
  • 2 pc garlic cloves optional
  • 1 leaf laurel
  • 400 ml dry red wine
  • 2 glasses veal stock
  • vegetable broth as needed
  • 16 pc morels
  • 1-2 tsp starch potato or corn starch
  • 100 g butter
Bright sauce
  • 1 pc shallot
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 leafs laurel
  • 1 pc allspice
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 50 ml dry white wine
  • 250 ml vegetable broth
  • 100 ml cream
  • 10 pc potatoes
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 50 g butter
  • 5 pinches nutmeg
  • 1 pc fennel
  • 2 pc courgettes
  • 4 pc sweet peppers
  • 1-2 tsp oliv oil
  • 25 g butter
Further ingredients
  • salt I use primal salt
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • whole cane sugar
  • butter cold
Braise roasts
  • Preheat oven at 180° C hot air. Rinse veal roast under cold running water, dry.
  • Cut the soup vegetables into small pieces and prepare them for the sauce. Peel the garlic and shallots.
  • Heat a roaster, season the meat with salt and pepper and fry on all sides with sunflower oil. Then remove and place on a plate.
  • Place the vegetables in the roaster and roast them, then roast them further with tomato paste, deglaze with red wine and veal stock. Put the meat back into the roaster and put it in the oven covered with liquid and lid. Optionally you can fill up with vegetable stock!
  • Put the morels in cold water and soak them.
Prepare white sauce
  • Cut the shallot into fine cubes. Sweat with butter, bay leaf and pimento in a pot for 10 minutes at moderate heat.
  • Add the flour and let it sweat briefly without colour. Then deglaze with cold white wine and cold vegetable stock and bring to the boil.
    Let the cream run into the strongly boiling sauce and bring it to the boil. Leave to ripen for 15 minutes next to the stove.
  • Pass the sauce through a fine sieve and prepare to serve.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them into quarters and shape them with a small knife.
  • Boil the potatoes in boiling salted water until soft, drain them and place them in a pan with the finely chopped parsley and butter.
  • Wash and prepare vegetables. Cut the fennel into eighths, halve the zucchini lengthwise and cut into slices, peel the peppers or cut them with skin into 2.5 cm pieces.
  • Fry the vegetables one by one, one by variety, in a pan with the olive oil and then place them in a large bowl or a second pot. The vegetables should still have bite after frying!
Finalize dark sauce
  • Remove the soft braised meat from the roaster, cooking time guide 1-1.5 hours. Place the meat in the oven at 80 °C or let it rest in the oven.
  • Pass the sauce through a fine hair sieve into an extra pot. I put the cooked vegetables on the compost.
  • Boil the veal sauce. Remove the morels from the water and stir in the starch. Pour the starch water slowly into the boiling sauce, bring to the boil and thicken the sauce.
  • Halve the morels to taste and then place them in the sauce. Boil the sauce again for at least 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the plates. Heat side dishes and sauces. Season vegetables and potatoes with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Optionally season with some sugar.
  • Cut the meat into slices and place on top. Add vegetables and potatoes. Nappe veal sauce with morels over the meat. Mix the light sauce with ice-cold butter until frothy and nappe some foam over the morels.
  • Quickly serve good appetite!
When will the roast be ready? Prick the meat with a thin fork or needle. If colourless meat juice comes out, the meat is cooked.
Recommendation: Switch off the oven and let the roast rest for a good 10 minutes before cutting.
This time I used the technical term “nappe” when describing the preparation. “Napping” means to cover the food with the sauce.  

7. Calories and nutritional values at a glance

Nutrition Facts
Roast Veal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 732 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 765mg33%
Potassium 2442mg70%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 24g100%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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