Adam Siegel’s Veal Scallopini

Adam Siegel’s Veal Scallopini
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
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Serves 4

8 veal cutlets (4–5 oz each) ¼ inch thick
Kosher or sea salt, to taste
Cracked black pepper, to taste
All-purpose flour
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 Tbs unsalted butter
1 lb baby spinach
3 Tbs Italian parsley, chopped
1½ cups shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, thinly sliced
½ cup dry white wine
1 lemon, quartered, seeds removed
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

  1. Put veal cutlets between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound well with smooth side of meat mallet or back side of small heavy pan. Pound cutlets until 1/8 inch thick.
  2. Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, shake off excess.
  3. Heat a large, heavy stainless steel sauté pan or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add half of the olive oil (1/8 cup) to the pan.
  4. When oil starts to smoke, add half of the cutlets. Sauté on each side until browned, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan, repeat with remaining cutlets. Reserve cutlets on warm plate. Discard oil from pan.
  5. In same pan, add 1 Tbsp butter and melt over medium-high heat. Add spinach, cook until wilted. Remove from pan to serving platter. Keep warm.
  6. Place same pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbs of butter and sauté mushrooms 3 minutes.
  7. Add wine, reduce by half.
  8. Squeeze and add lemon wedges into pan with mushrooms. Add chicken stock and reduce by half.
  9. To sauce, add tomatoes, parsley and 2 Tbs butter. Remove from heat when butter is fully incorporated. Check for seasoning. Add salt or pepper if needed. Add veal cutlets to hot sauce to allow to reheat.
  10. Arrange cutlets over spinach. Pour sauce over. Serve and enjoy!


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