Involtini with fennel gratin Recipe

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Simple, tasty, succulent meal everybody will love.

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Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

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  • Involtini:
  • 500 g beef tenderloin, cut into 4 thin slices (steaks)
  • 4 tbs almonds (or pine nuts), cut into sticks, toasted
  • 4 tbs parsley, chopped fresh leaves
  • 4 thin slices pancetta
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup wine
  • 500 g tomato puree
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Baked fennel:
  • 700 g fennel bulb, (2 large fennel bulbs), rinsed and trimmed, cut into eighths
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs breadcrumbs, homemade
  • 4 tbs grated cheese

Directions

1.
Place each slice of beef between plastic wrap. Flatten out beef slices with a meat pounder and remove from plastic wrap.
2.
Place 1 tablespoon parsley and almonds, and 1 slice of pancetta in the middle of each beef slice and roll the meat into a roll, with all the ingredients inside. Secure with a wooden or metal toothpick.
3.
Add garlic to the oil in a large saucepan and sear involtini for 3-4 minutes until meat turns golden brown on all sides. Add wine to de-glaze bits of meat stuck to the bottom of the pan and let reduce for 1 minute.
4.
Add tomato puree and salt to the pan with the involtini and let simmer for 50 minutes. Remove the steaks from the pan and serve with roasted fennel.
5.
You can serve the sauce with some pasta as a first course, or as a side dish to the meat.
Baked fennel
1.
Cook fennel a small amount of salty water in the microwave for 8 minutes at max. Drain, transfer to an ovenproof dish.
2.
Sprinkle with olive oil, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 230°C.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 458g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 664  
Calories from Fat 360 54%
Total Fat 40.53g 51%
Saturated Fat 10.62g 42%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1283mg 53%
Potassium 1660mg 47%
Total Carbs 27.43g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7.0g 23%
Sugars 6.75g 5%
Protein 46.61g 75%
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Comments

  • Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
    March 4, 2014
    Judee, that was the first time for me also. I assure you, it was simply delicious.
    :)
    • judee
      March 4, 2014
      Interesting way to eat fennel. I've never cooked it

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