Friday, September 22, 2017

What is on the MENU this week Veal Piccante

Lynne loves this dish and ate it a lot when she lived in London, where there are many good authentic Italian restaurants. She has not ever cooked it but found this recipe by Donna Hay that she wants to try soon and thought you might also like it. Veal production nowadays is strictly controlled, the calves are not tightly penned as in the past. That means the veal is not white but pale pink and very delicious. So don't let history put you off eating it. You can of course also use pork escalopes
Donna Hay's recipe for Veal Piccante
8 veal cutlets, pounded thin - 1 cup of flour for dredging - ¼ tsp salt - ¼ tsp of fresh ground black pepper - 3 Tbls of butter - 1 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil - ½ cup of chicken broth - ¼ cup of dry vermouth or white wine - ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice - cup of capers, drained and rinsed - cup of fresh parsley, chopped
Prepare the veal by pounding thin between two sheets of wax paper. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge each piece of veal in the flour making sure you coat both sides. In a large skillet heat the butter and the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the veal for around 2 minutes on each side, add more butter if needed. When all the veal is done remove from the skillet and set aside. Turn up the heat deglaze the pan with the broth, lemon juice, vermouth and capers. Scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and reduce. Return the veal to the pan for 2 more minutes. Plate the veal and pour the sauce all over the top. Garnish with parsley

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