Wet the crumbs with water. Soften a tablespoon of raisins in warm water for about 15 minutes.
Beat the slice of beef, add salt and pepper.
Chop the prosciutto and mix 80 g in a bowl with a tablespoon of parsley and a minced garlic clove, a pinch of marjoram, the well-wrung bread and the yolks; mix well (stuffing).
Roll out the filling on the slice of beef, leveling well and leaving a centimeter free along the sides to facilitate rolling.
Spread on the filling a spoonful of pine nuts and raisins, drained and dried.
Roll the meat starting to fold the longer side on the filling. Tie with kitchen twine.
Put the oil in a saucepan, add the remaining chopped ham and meatloaf, brown it over medium heat until it is well colored.
Add a clove, carrot, onion and celery into chunks and, as soon as they are wilted, add a tablespoon of concentrate diluted in a ladle of salted hot water.
Cover and cook for about 2 hours, over low heat, occasionally soaking with a little boiling water.
Finally, remove the meat loaf from the casserole and let it rest.
While cooking, part of the filling may come out, but this will give even more flavor to the cooking base with which you will season the meatloaf.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.