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Moskhari me damaskina - Veal in prunes

Recipe from: 14 May 2010

Ingredients 10
Servings 8
Time 10 mins


  • 1
    veal, cut from the shoulder, cut into portions
  • 500
    prunes, pitted
  • 2
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    lemon, grated zest only
  • 200
    greek extra virgin olive oil (yes, you read correctly)
  • 200
    dry white wine
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 x 2
    stick cinnamon
  • 1/2
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


40 mins
Fry the meat in a little olive oil until golden brown and set aside in a separate dish.

Fry the onions in the same pan, adding a little more oil if necessary until they are only just translucent.

Add the wine, the meat, the bay leaves, the cinnamon and the sugar and season with the salt and pepper to taste.

stir well so that everything is mixed and then add just enough water to cover all the ingredients.

Bring to a brisk simmer and then reduce the temperature, simmering over low heat until the veal is almost cooked.

Remove everything into a separate dish before placing all the prunes at the bottom of the pan, scraping up the bits in the pan to mix with the prunes and then add the meat and the sauce, putting it on top of the prunes.

Simmer for another 10 – 20 minutes until most of the liquid has been reduced.

Serve hot with rice.




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