Veal scallopini

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Veal scallopini

Blanch the asparagus in boiling, salted water until just cooked (but still slightly crunchy), about 3 minutes for medium spears.


Salt the veal slices. Place the flour in a shallow dish; stir in 1 teaspoon salt and one-eighth teaspoon white pepper. Dredge the veal in the flour and shake off any extra flour.


Wrap each veal slice around 1 mozzarella slice and two asparagus spears.


Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter, and when melted add the rolled veal slices. Saute for 45 to 60 seconds until veal is cooked through, then remove from the pan and reserve in a warm place.


Place the remaining tablespoon of butter in the hot pan, and add the mushrooms. Cook over high heat until lightly browned, about 1 1/2 minutes, then deglaze the pan with the wines and bring to a boil.


Let the liquids reduce by half before adding the veal demi-glace. Reduce the sauce again by half. When finished, season with one-half teaspoon salt, or to taste. You will have about 1 cup sauce.


Serve each portion of veal scallopini with one-fourth cup sauce.

From Bella executive chef David Moreno.

Betty Hallock was the deputy Food editor, covering all things food and drink for the Saturday section and Daily Dish blog. She started at The Times in 2001 in the Business section and previously worked on the National desk at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She’s a graduate of UCLA and New York University.
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