Agglassatu (Sicilian Style Pot Roast)

posted by Terrytx 08-23-99 6:21 PM

Agglassatu (Sicilian Style Pot Roast)
Recipe By :David Ruggerio
Categories : Beef Ethnic

1 (3-pound) piece boneless chuck roast (have your butcher tie it for you; it makes it easier to handle)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 pounds onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 1/2 cups white wine
1 cup Marsala
6 1/2 cups chicken stock

Season the roast with salt and pepper and dust it with the flour. Place the olive oil and butter in a large stockpot over medium heat and brown the roast evenly on all sides.

Remove the roast to a platter and place the onions, bay leaf, garlic, red pepper and thyme in the pot. Lightly season with salt and pepper and, stirring periodically, saute for 7 to 8 minutes or until the onions are wilted. Add the white wine and marsala, bring to a boil and reduce the liquid by half.

Add the roast back to the pot with the stock, adjust the seasonings and allow to come back to a boil. Lower the heat, cover the pot and allow to cook slowly for 2 hours, turning the meat every 1/2 hour, until fork tender.

Remove the meat from the pot and keep it warm on a covered platter. Raise the heat, bring the sauce to a boil and reduce by half. You should end up with a gravy that is light brown in color and the consistency of heavy cream.

Remove the string from the roast, cut it into thin slices, remove the thyme and bay leaf from the sauce. Spoon the sauce, including the onions, on top of the meat slices and serve.

Yield: 6 servings Copyright 1998, David Ruggerio, All Rights Reserved

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