Veal Shoulder Stew on Buttermilk Biscuits with Avocado Salsa

Veal Shoulder Stew on Buttermilk Biscuits with Avocado Salsa

12 servings


  • 4 lb Veal shoulder stew meat (IMPS/NAMP 395)
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup or 2 oz Unsalted butter
  • 3 cups or 7-1/2 oz Chopped wild mushrooms
  • 2 cups or 9-1/8 oz Chopped onions
  • 1 cup or 4-1/2 oz Chopped celery
  • 2 cups Dry red wine
  • 2 qts Rich veal stock
  • 3 cups or 1 lb Large diced Idaho russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup or 2-1/2 oz All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Cold water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Tabasco Pepper Sauce
  • Kosher salt as needed
  • Buttermilk Biscuits (recipe follows)
  • Avocado Salsa (recipe follows)


  • Celery leaves as needed


  1. Season veal stew meat with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in rondo. Brown 1/2 of veal; remove from pan. Repeat with remaining veal and oil. Pour off drippings. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in rondo; add mushrooms, onions and celery. Sauté until onions are golden brown. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to au sec. Add veal stock and potatoes. Return veal to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and braise in 325°F oven 2 hours or until veal is fork-tender.

  3. Strain solids; set aside. Reduce liquid over high heat to 4 cups. Combine flour and water; stir slurry into reduced liquid. Bring to a boil; cook until thickened. Stir in pepper sauce. Return solids to pan. Season with salt.

  4. Per order: Split 1 biscuit horizontally in half. Ladle 1 cup veal stew onto bottom biscuit half; top with 1/3 cup avocado salsa. Lean biscuit top against veal mixture. Garnish with celery leaves.

  5. Combine 1 lb 4-1/2 oz (4 cups) all-purpose flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 1-1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda in mixer bowl on low speed 10 seconds or until blended. Add 6 oz (3/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces; mix on low speed 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is crumbly. Add 1-1/2 cups buttermilk, 4 oz (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese and 4 oz (1 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese; mix on low speed about 10 seconds or until a soft dough forms. Do not overmix. Knead dough gently on floured surface until smooth. Roll out 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 3-1/4-inch diameter circles. Place on parchment-lined sheet pans. Bake in 425°F oven 14 to 16 minutes.

  6. In large bowl combine 1 lb (3 cups) diced avocados, 7 oz (1-1/4 cups) diced tomatoes and 3-1/2 oz (3/4 cup) chopped white onion. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp Tabasco Pepper Sauce. Cover and refrigerate.


Veal for Stewing / Kabobs – 1300, 1301, 307, 395, 395A