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Chef JoAnne LeBlanc of Delfino Restaurant Cooks Veal Cannelloni

The second coming of J.C., that is Julia Child, arrived on the set of The Chefs’ Table Series in front of a large audience. Long-time chef JoAnne LeBlanc teaches the attendees how to make the restaurant’s version of Veal Cannelloni. Chef JoAnne works at Delfino Restaurant, located in Roslindale, MA. With her knowledge and engaging personality, Chef JoAnne and co-host Joe Murphy had the guests laughing, clapping and learning tips and techniques.  The show was filmed at the Sons of Italy Hall in Roslindale, MA.

Chef JoAnne LeBlanc of Delfino Restaurant Cooks Veal Cannelloni

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RECIPE for Veal Cannelloni – Serves 4

1/2 small onion fine diced
3 cloves garlic
1# ground veal
1# ground pork
splash of wine
1tbls flour
1cup Whole milk
1 sprig fresh rosemary finely chopped
chopped fresh basil and parsley (optional)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 cup cooked chopped spinach
tomato sauce
bechemel or fresh mozzarella cheese
Fresh pasta sheets

Method:

  • Saute onion and garlic until translucent
  • Add pork and veal to pan season with salt and pepper and cook until the meat is brown and cooked through.
  • De-glaze the pan with a splash of wine.
  • Add flour,stir, add milk and reduce until mixture becomes quite thick.
  • Add herbs, Parmesan, nutmeg, and chopped spinach.
  • Adjust seasoning.
  • Allow mixture cool and refrigerate for 1 hr or longer.
  • Blanch pasta sheets, cut in half, add meat mixture, and roll into cannelloni shape.
  • Continue until all the meat mixture is used.
  • Add tomato sauce to the bottom of a baking or lasagne pan.
  • Fill pan with cannelloni, top each cannelloni with a little bechemel sauce or fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • Add more tomato sauce as desired.
  • Bake in 375 degree oven for about 20 min. or until hot inside and a little brown around the edges.

 

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