Italian Veal Dishes
Veal is a mainstay of classic Italian preparations, pairing beautifully with savory, tomato-based sauces. Do your local Italian restaurant one better by trying your own quick-cook Veal Scaloppine or Veal Marsala this weekend.
From skillet to table in 35 minutes. The simple Marsala sauce is loaded with mushrooms to top quick-cooking tender veal.
This classic veal recipe is appropriate for any company or special occasion meal. Marsala wine lends its rich smoky flavor to the mushrooms and onions creating an exquisite sauce for both the meat and noodles.
Veal and mushrooms are served in a flavorful sauce of beef broth, wine, and evaporated milk. Ladle this low-fat veal stew over noodles.
Try your hand at Italian cooking with this easy, low-calorie recipe. Veal leg slices are pounded thin for fast cooking, then topped with an easy tomato sauce.
Italian sausage comes in countless varieties, including familiar types like pepperoni and salami; the kind of sausage most people refer to when they speak of how to cook Italian sausage is "sweet Italian," "spicy Italian" or "hot Italian" (the latter two are typically the same), and it's found in the pork section of the supermarket. Typically made with pork, peppers and Italian seasonings, Italian sausage is most commonly used in pasta dishes or as a topping for pizza, but it can be the centerpiece of many other dishes as well.
Just about every Italian joint in the U.S. knows how to make ziti, but why not put it together at home next time you're craving a hearty, red-sauce meal? Ziti--also referred to as baked ziti, depending on the preparation--is as honored among Italian-Americans as spaghetti with meatballs.
The debate over where pasta originated is far from resolved, but one thing's for certain: Both China and Italy can boast their fair share of traditional noodle and pasta dishes. It's generally accepted that layered pasta dishes like lasagna originated in Italy. But both China and Italy have stuffed pastas (ravioli in Italy, wontons in China) as well as long noodle dishes. The common belief that Marco Polo brought these concepts to Europe from China is debunked by historical Italian pasta references predating his journey. But no matter where the idea originated, learning how to make ravioli is a skill that can bring the whole famiglia together.
If you're a fan of espresso (or coffee in general), learn how to make tiramisu. In Italian, the name literally translates to "pick me up" because coffee is a major component.
When you thumb through cookbooks or surf the net looking for instructions on how to cook wild rice, you may be surprised to find out that wild rice isn't a rice at all, but instead a nutritious grain. In fact, it's the only cereal grain that's native to North America.
Practically all cultures have their own version of a dumpling. From Italian gnocchi to Asian potstickers to Indian samosas, dumplings are a universal comfort food, and many were invented as a way of stretching dishes to feed just a few more people or use up bits of leftovers. It's fair to say that chicken and dumplings is the American "dumpling" of choice. The dish is most commonly associated with Southern cooking, though history indicates the recipe may have actually originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch.