Veal Scaloppine with Lemon
This is another of those clichés of Italian-American restaurants where the veal, often of inferior quality, comes out steamed and overcooked. But when made with finesse, this is a simple, delicious, and very easy dish that is ideal after rich antipasti and pastas.
NotesWine suggestion: Soave
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Textureherby, meaty, savory
- 1¼ pounds veal scaloppine, thinly sliced and pounded flat
- Salt, preferably kosher
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Season the veal with salt and pepper. Spread the flour on a sheet of wax paper, and dredge the slices in the flour. Shake off the excess flour.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil and 3 tablespoons of the butter. Add half of the veal slices to the pan, being careful to not crowd the pieces, and sauté for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the pieces to a warm platter. Sauté the remaining veal, and remove to the platter.
Add the chicken broth to the skillet and bring it to a simmer. Scrape up all the brown bits on the bottom of the pan, and cook until the broth is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and parsley, and stir. Stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add the veal, turning it to heat and coat with the sauce. Adjust the seasonings, and serve immediately.
2000 John Mariani and Galina Mariani