This photo is the Saltimbocca alla Romana I had in Rome.
For years I thought I was making Saltimbocca alla Rormana or Veal Scallops, Roman Style.
I was wrong.
Travel can be enlightening.
I was so excited to see my favorite veal dish on the menu as a house specialty in one of the restaurants we went to for dinner.… Continue reading.....
This is a traditional French dish that is normally done with beef.
I made it with beef lots in the US and have the recipe here.
Now that I’ve found a reliable butcher with good beef, I may again.
On the other hand, using veal gives me a much shorter cooking time and a more reliably tender finished dish.… Continue reading.....
Did I mention we are getting into easy cooking?
If mon mari doesn’t want to cook on the grill (cold rain, for example) I’ll do something simple in a skillet.
Anything with a quick pan sauce works.
I had veal but this would also be good with turkey cutlets, pork tenderloin or chicken breasts.
We also like versatile…
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Did I mention that mon mari bought a new gas grill?
It was time……
Our old one needed new lava rocks last year.
Gas grills no longer use lava rocks – or at least they don’t here.
So we ordered lava rocks from Amazon.de (Germany) (the only Amazon that had them).
They turned everything black.
The food didn’t taste any … Continue reading.....
If, like us, there were only two of you enjoying the Braised Veal with Garlic, you have enough left over for risotto. The Garlic Sauce made a very thick, extra creamy risotto.
If, like me, you have a hard time buying only enough Brussels sprouts as you need, you have some, but not enough for another meal, lurking in … Continue reading.....
We had dinner in the village last night.
It was the Repas de Chasse, or hunter’s dinner. All of the villages in the area have them after hunting season is over. This is the first year that we’ve gone.
It started at 7:30 and we left at 1:30….. It was a long dinner.
Unfortunately, the dogs don’t understand the … Continue reading.....
I don’t remember why or how this became a tradition.
I know that it’s only my tradition.
But as soon as I start thinking about decorating for Christmas I get a craving for Veal Marengo.
I’m not sure when I started making it, but it’s been a few years.
I’ve done it in the oven, in a crock pot and … Continue reading.....
I’ve been in a lazy cooking mood lately…
I want quick, easy, warm and comforting.
In my kitchen that means risotto.
Risotto alla Osso Buco
Total time: 30 minutes
- 2/3 cup Arborio rice (or other rice specifically for risotto – Carnaroli or Vialone Nano)
- 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) dry white wine
- 2 1/4 cups (18oz, 540ml) chicken stock
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