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Saint Jacques poêlées à la tête de veau

English translation: Pan-fried scallops with calf's head

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French term or phrase:Saint Jacques poêlées à la tête de veau
English translation:Pan-fried scallops with calf's head
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10:53 Feb 25, 2011
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Cooking / Culinary
French term or phrase: Saint Jacques poêlées à la tête de veau
This appears in the Fish section of a menu for a gourmet/nouvelle cuisine style restaurant. Has anyone any idea what the chef can mean, please? Scallops fried with veal brawn sounds very unlikely to me ..?!
Sam.C.
France
Local time: 08:47
Pan-fried scallops with veal's head
Explanation:
I'm lacking a certain amount of originality this morning, but I'd translate this dish as it is. It isn't brawn, but the actual meat of the head - most probably served hot in this instance.

The veal's head is probably sliced or in small pieces - it may be worth checking back with the client. Finely sliced head of veal, or something similar somehow sounds a little more appetising ;-)
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Jeux de Mots
Germany
Local time: 08:47
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Thanks to everyone for the contributions and discussion: I went for "calf's head".
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2 +2Pan-fried scallops with veal's head
Jeux de Mots
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Mastercheffery
kashew
tête de veau
writeaway
cmwilliams

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Pan-fried scallops with veal's head


Explanation:
I'm lacking a certain amount of originality this morning, but I'd translate this dish as it is. It isn't brawn, but the actual meat of the head - most probably served hot in this instance.

The veal's head is probably sliced or in small pieces - it may be worth checking back with the client. Finely sliced head of veal, or something similar somehow sounds a little more appetising ;-)

Jeux de Mots
Germany
Local time: 08:47
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Grading comment
Thanks to everyone for the contributions and discussion: I went for "calf's head".

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: We don't usually call it veal do we, but calf (cf. calf's liver) — even though the meat itself would be veal, of course! // LOL! 2 AAA batteries worked wonders for that...
45 mins
  -> Thank you Tony. Looks like my brain was suffering from the same syndrome as your keyboard earlier ;-) // Mine was a strong coffee, don't recommend that on a keyboard!

neutral  writeaway: agree with Tony. the animal is a calf. this is its head.
1 hr
  -> Agreed, with calf's head.

agree  Christiane Guise: definitely calf's head
8 hrs
  -> Thank you Christiane

agree  Colin Morley: Calf's head it is - head of veal doesn't work so well
22 hrs
  -> Thank you Colin
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51 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Mastercheffery

Reference information:
Tartelette de tête de veau,
Saint-Jacques et huile d'herbes

Pour 5 personnes
10 noix de Saint-Jacques escalopées
500 gr de tête de veau
100 gr d'huile de pépins de raisin
Ail de vignes
Pimprenelles
Petite oseille Cuire une demi-tête de veau, la couper en petits dés, la mouler dans un moule rond. Laisser refroidir puis la trancher lorsqu'elle est très froide. Faire revenir les tranches de tête de veau dans une poêle anti-adhésive avec une noix de beurre. Escaloper les noix de Saint-Jacques. Les poser sur les tranches de tête de veau et passer au four juste pour tiédir les noix.

Servir avec un cordon d'huile d'herbes, en ayant pris soin d'arroser légèrement les Saint-Jacques.

Recette selon Alain Hastain

kashew
France
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Tony M: That's interesting, here they really are using a form of brawn! Ugh!!
11 mins
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Reference: tête de veau

Reference information:
tête de veau

nf (CUISINE) calf's head
http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/tête de veau

Legedary bistro dish - Tête de veau (calf's head) - Review of La ...
La Cote a l'os: Legedary bistro dish - Tête de veau (calf's head) - See traveler reviews, ... The host and hostess could not speak English that well. ...
www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187217-d1485109-r55282...

Recipes For Calf's Head (Tete De Veau)
(1516). Calf's Head A La Poulette (Tete De Veau A La Poulette) Prepare and cook the calf's head as for the plain (No. 1519); when cold select the cheek ...
chestofbooks.com/.../Recipes-For-Calf-s-Head-Tete-De-Veau.html

How to make tête de veau | Tasting Notes & Wine Reviews from ...
16 Jun 2007 ... Tête de veau, or calf's head, is definitely one of those dishes best left to a well-trained kitchen brigade that can cope with a dish that ...
www.jancisrobinson.com › Nick on restaurants

writeaway
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agree  Tony M
19 mins
agree  Marie Jammers
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Reference

Reference information:
Top each of the scallops with a calf's head disk and heat through. ... Place scallops garnished with the calf's head disks on the cauliflower puree. ...
luxuryexperience.com/.../facil_recipes_-_berlin,_germany.html

cmwilliams
United Kingdom
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  writeaway: in a nutshell.
9 mins
agree  Tony M: Oh yuck!
16 mins
agree  Christiane Guise: Yes it is calf
7 hrs
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