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Veal Marsala Recipe

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This recipe for Veal Marsala, by , is from McCarthy Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nancy McCarthy
Added: Monday, August 4, 2008


1 1/2 lb. veal scallops,
pounded to 1/4" thickness
ground black pepper
2 T. butter
3 T. olive oil
1/2 c. Marsala wine
1/2 c. beef stock or chicken stock
2 T. butter, softened
(Beef is better)

Season the veal scallops with salt and pepper and dust with flour, shaking off the excess. In a large, heavy skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter with the 3 tablespoons of olive oil over moderate heat. When the foam subsides add the scallops 3 or 4 at a time, and brown them 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Pour off and discard most of the fat from the skillet and add the marsala and the 1/4 cup of the stock. Boil over high heat for 1 or 2 minutes, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to dissolve the brown bits. Return the veal to the skillet, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Baste the veal occasionally with the pan juices, or simply turn the veal over 2 or 3 times.

To serve, transfer the veal to a heated platter or individual serving plates. Add 1/4 cup of stock and boil briskly, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan. When the sauce has reduced to a thick, syrupy glaze, remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Stir in the 2 tablespoons of softened butter and pour the sauce over the veal scallops.

Please do not spoil this dish by using the so-called "Cooking wine" found on supermarket shelves. This is nothing but inferior wine with loads of salt added. If you are unable to locate a bottle of real Marsala, then substitute a good quality, dry Sherry.




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