26th Anniversary dinner? Veal Piccata with Italy for dessert

One of Valerie's favorite meals for years has been Veal Piccata... so I decided to look it up and make it for her for our 26th anniversary dinner. I found the recipe by Emeril Lagasse online. When I cook something by him, I try to take on that persona... but never quite get it right... phonetically (remember the french accent here) my name becomes "I'm-A-Real-Lar-Jass". His recipe however was a big-time hit... oh and by the way... dessert was a trip to Italy...

Veal Piccata
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2003
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 4 servings

1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 veal scallops, about 3/4 pound, pounded to a thickness of 1/8-inch
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 lemon, juiced, or more to taste, (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoon capers, drained
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves, optional, plus sprigs for garnish

In a shallow bowl or plate combine the flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt and pepper and stir to combine thoroughly. Quickly dredge the veal scallops in the seasoned flour mixture, shaking to remove any excess flour.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter and, working quickly and in batches if necessary, cook the veal until golden brown on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Deglaze the pan with wine and bring to a boil, scraping to remove any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. When the wine has reduced by half, add the chicken stock, chopped garlic, lemon juice and capers and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Whisk in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, remaining 3 1/2 tablespoons of butter and the chopped parsley. When the butter has melted, return the veal scallops to the pan and cook until heated through and the sauce has thickened, about 1 minute. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. that looks beautiful! see i need pretty white plates like that ♥