New Zeal for Italian Veal: 10 Delicious Recipes
Veal is one of those ingredients that just feels special. It takes care and effort to produce, and the resulting meat is amazingly tender and full of flavor. If you’re concerned about the ethics of eating veal, talk to your butcher—there are an increasing number of producers concerned with raising veal humanely and sustainably. (Also see the Certified Humane website for more information and sources.)
Although many nations embrace veal, perhaps none as iconically as Italy. Veal piccata—thin slices of pounded veal bathed in a butter and white wine sauce—is a classic, as is veal scaloppine, which can be topped with anything from a simple tomato sauce to a rich pan sauce made from Marsala wine. Whether you’re making meatballs or a veal ragù, the idea is to bring out the delicate texture and flavor of the meat, not bury it under loads of aromatics or herbs.
We’ve got 10 great Italian veal recipes to suit any palate. Invite some friends over, pop open a bottle of Chianti, and enjoy.
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