Thursday, April 19, 2012

Episode 93 - Fancy Pants Date Night

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Don't you love date night?  I love date night.  Cuddling, cooking, eating, drinking...  Yep, date night is pretty much the best ever.  So internet, prepare your couch, some pjs and your taste-buds!  This one is really yummy!

Veal Marsala

1/2 lb whole-wheat linguine
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
4 slices prosciutto, diced
4 slices veal scallopini
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup Marsala wine
4 tbsp butter, divided
salt and pepper, to taste

Start a pot of water boiling for the pasta and cook according to the package directions.  Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Toss the mushrooms in and cook them down until they're wimpy (5-8 minutes).  While the mushrooms cook, season the veal with salt and pepper then toss it in the flour to coat it.  Shake off the excess and set it aside until the 'shrooms are done.
When your mushrooms look brown and wimpy, add the prosciutto and veal to the pan.  Cook the veal for 30 seconds to 1  minute per side then remove it from the pan.  Don't overcook it!  It cooks super fast and will get tough if you take too long.
Next add the wine to the pan with the mushrooms and prosciutto.  Bring it to a boil for 2 minutes then reduce to a simmer.  Add 2 tbsp of butter in chunks to finish the sauce.  Voila!  Sauce!  Remove it from the heat and add the veal back into the sauce and toss to cook.
So now back to the pasta.  When it's cooked, strain it, then toss it with the last 2 tbsp of butter and a pinch of salt and pepper.  To plate, toss the pasta on one side of the plate, the veal, mushroom, prosciutto and wine mixture on the other and you're done!  If you want, you can pretty-it-up with a sprig of fresh parsley.  So simple, yet so delicious!  They know what they're doing over there in Italy!

Pasta, meat and wine?  Yep, this recipe was pretty much made for date night. Try it out!

Man, Dawson is the cutest ever.

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