About this cut
These tender morsels are perfect for a quick stew or soup, as they don't need hours and hours of braising to become tender. Great in the spring and summer with tomatoes and peas.
Basic Cooking Technique
Use in soups and stews. Coat in flour and brown, cook in liquid for 30-60 minutes.
Syrian Black Eyed Peas and Veal (Lubiya M'sallat)
Rose Veal Stew with Fennel and Tomatoes
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
Veal for Stew
This cut has a special place in my heart because someone made me the Lubiya recipe (from the Grow and Behold blog) when I had my first baby and it was the first real meal I had had and it tasted like the best thing I had ever eaten. I still make the same recipe (although I up the spices a bit and add both cinnamon and thyme), and it's a huge favorite with my family and everyone I serve it to.
Not what I expected
This veal was as dark as much of the beef stew I buy, but at a premium price. I'm not sure you can legitimately call this veal. I understand the ethical reasons for rose veal, but I get kosher veal from simple neighborhood stores or from places like Fischer Brothers and Leslie in New York, and the veal is much, much lighter for less money per pound. It was a tasty stew, but so is beef. From Grow and Behold: Thanks for the review! All of our veal is Rose Veal, which is very different from the veal you are used to, or buying in other stores. Conventional veal is lighter in color since it's raised in confinement, on a special diet. Our calves are raised on pasture, with their mothers, eating nursing, naturally weaned, and eating grass. So that's why the color is darker (like in the pictures above)
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.15 lb|
|~1 lb to ~3.9 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~4 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.5 lb||over ~10 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.75 lb or as little as 1.25 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~5 lb could weigh as much as 5.5 lb or as little as 4.5 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.