Friday, July 1, 2016

Veal Parmesan with Angel Hair Pasta and Fresh Tomato

Veal is a delicious delicate young 'dairy' beef, best served as a Parmesan ~ Parmigiana!

A brainy gourmet knows that using basic ingredients is both fast and frugal; even when making a delicious veal parmesan. All need are: meat, cheese, tomatoes. Being a brainy gourmet, you realize that there is no need to buy expensive ingredients and or certain exotic spices for one single dish/meal.

Remember, the basics remain and they will sustain any brainy kitchen and family table: butter, heavy cream, potatoes, cheese, eggs, garlic, onion, tomatoes, pasta/rice, and herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano. If you have at least that much in your pantry or fridge, you can add any meat and make a brainy gourmet meal.

For this dish, you will need to buy veal (pounded into large pancake patties), angel hair pasta, fresh tomatoes, garlic crushed or powdered, herbs and a green veggies side, I prefer asparagus. In a large skillet, on high heat melt in 4-5 tbs of olive oil, and sprinkle in generous amounts of herbs. Working quickly, take a veal pattie and place on a flat cutting board or plate, cover with grated Parmesan and bread crumbs. Do that with each pattie you intend to serve for dinner.

When the oil are sizzling, lay that coated side down and sprinkle the up sides with Parmesan and bread crumbs. Turn the heat to med and let them fry.  If you need to drizzle a bit more olive oil along the sides of the skillet then do so.

After about 6 min, add 2 cups of freshly chopped tomatoes (or one small can), cover and simmer on low heat for 8 min. In this time, prepare the angel hair pasta and asparagus. The angel hair pasta cooks fast and that is makes a great pasta side for this veal dish because it too cooks through rather quickly. As for the asparagus which takes no more than 6 min in olive oil with a dash of garlic powder, letting the spears blacken a bit on the tips. Before serving the veal, lay shaved parmesan cheese across the top to melt.

Call everyone to the table ~ Tutti a Tavola!

Olives on the table ... why not?

Note ~ Is it wrong to eat this kind of meat or any meat? The voice spoke to him: “Get up, Peter, kill and eat!” "No, Lord! Peter answered, "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean." The voice spoke to him a second time: “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”Acts 10: 13-15.

…For those that are not meat eaters, use soy. Point being, for those that eat meat, no one should make them stumble in their walk with the Lord, and neither should those who don't eat meat be made to feel in the wrong. 

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