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Veal Recipe: Saltimbocca alla Romana

Veal Recipe: Saltimbocca alla Romana

Saltimbocca is a classic Roman veal dish. The literal translation of saltimbocca is jump in the mouth – and that’s precisely what this taste combination of veal, prosciutto, sage and white wine will do.

It’s quick to make, and great to serve when you want to impress. Plate it over some sautèed spinach and it will look very tempting indeed.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Serves: 4

8 slices prosciutto
8 Lishman’s British Rosé veal scalloppine, thinly sliced and pounded
Flour spread on plate for dredging
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
8 sage leaves
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Please one slice of prosciutto on each veal scalloppine and pound-in lightly with a meat pounder.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Dredge both sides of the scalloppine in flour to coat, shaking off any excess.
  3. Place them prosciutto-side-down in pan and cook, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides. Transfer to a warm plate.
  4. Drain oil from pan, place back over heat and add butter. When butter is melted add sage and sauté for one minute.
  5. Add the white wine and scrape loose any bits from bottom of pan, then add the chicken broth and salt and pepper.
  6. Place scalloppine back in pan, prosciutto-side-up and cook until sauce is reduced by half and scalloppine are heated through.
  7. Transfer veal to serving plates, two scalloppine per person, spoon sauce over top and serve.

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