Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Veal w/ Artichokes & Lemon & Good News!

I know veal is a touchy subject for many people, and we rarely eat it except for Veal Milanese, one of my favorite dinners, reserved for special occasions.

You can certainly make this dish with chicken if you like, but make sure it is pounded super thin.

This simple pan sauce is basically a piccata, but it tastes like something special, though it takes all of 10 minutes to prepare the entire dish.

Veal w/ Artichokes & Lemon: serves 4

1 lb. thinly sliced veal cutlets
flour for dredging
salt & pepper

1 can of artichokes packed in water, drained and sliced in half
1/2 lemon
2 tbsp capers
3/4 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp butter plus 1 tbsp olive oil

Have your butcher pound your veal cutlets as thin as possible. You can do this yourself, but my butcher loves me.

In a shallow dish, season flour with salt & pepper and dredge the cutlets in the flour, shaking them, so only a thin coating of flour remains.

In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and oil and saute the veal for 2 minutes on each side, until golden. Remove them to a platter and keep warm.

Add the chicken stock and lemon juice and cook on high heat, scraping up the brown bits. Boil for 2 minutes. Add the artichoke pieces and capers and turn down the heat and simmer another 3 minutes. Swirl in the last tablespoon of butter for richness.

Add the veal cutlets back into the pan just to warm. Plate and spoon sauce over the cutlets.

and if you will allow me to share some exciting news with you this morning...... (no, I am not pregnant).

Stacey Snacks is featured in the April issue of NJ Monthly Magazine under the BEST BLOGS IN THE STATE category! It will be on the newsstands on Friday!

I only found out about it last week, a day before it was going to print!
I was beyond thrilled to see my name there!

Fame without money does have its perks.
I guess you can say "I work for food".



Karen said...

Great dish, love the capers and artichokes. Congrats on being featured in the magazine -- well deserved!!

Linda said...

Whoo Hoo!! Congrats!!
So basically Im related to a famous person, does that make me famous too!!!!
You go girl

mil said...

what happens when the magazine is SOLD OUT??????? You must have an "in" with the publisher because I want a copy.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Love the veal and artichokes and love the good news. You're so funny, (I'm not pregnant!). I 'm going to search out the magazine later this week but we need a celebratory toast together too!

Claudia said...

Congrats Stacey! Fame without money is well... fame without mooney - but quite an honor! I love that veal dish. I think I'm the only one in my family that eats veal.

Tracy said...

Congrats! I went on a huge food blog kick last year, yours is one of the few I still keep up with!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! And although I rarely cook it, we're big veal lovers here. The dish looks great.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

You're too funny. Congrats to you. Well deserved!

Anonymous said...

But of course! I'm not such a faithful Stacey Snacks follower for nothing! NJ's Best picked right, yeah, I snoop around other food blogs, like Tracy, but part of what brings me back to your blog is the familiar local FLAVA! You can take the girl outta Jersey, but you can't...Even when you get fancy at some NYC or european joint, you're still a local girl I get at the table. Also, neighbor, when it's snowing on me, it's snowing on you, that's fun, too. Congratulations!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Congrats Stacey! You certainly deserve to be in the spotlight.

That dish looks outstanding! I luv all the components.

Karen said...

How fun! Congratulations!

Ioana said...

Congrats!!! You certainly deserve it! Every single recipe I've tried from you turned out AMAZING!

Dana said...

I can't believe I am leaving a comment on a post about veal, but CONGRATS! That is fantastic news and well-deserved.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations Stacey. You deserve it. I'm just glad the magazine figured it out - we knew all along that you're the best. Very impressive number of readers and subscribers!

Oui, Chef said...

Stacey - Congrats on your recognition, and also for working up such a tasty recipe. I've never thought to add artichokes to my milanese...brilliant! - S

kat said...

Love the addition of artichokes. Congrats on your best of

Joanne said...

MEGA congrats Stacey! That is SO awesome!!!!

I grew up eating veal, so I've never really had an issue with it but I really do RARELY eat it. Gotta love anything with artichokes, though!

sixty-five said...

Congrats - and well-deserved. I stumbled upon your site by accident somehow, but I'm a big fan now.

A Melbourne Girl said...

That is wonderful news!!! Congrats big time. You deserve it. Wish we got the mag here so I could check it out.

Oh...and the veal w/artichokes looks pretty darn good too.

Anonymous said...

Your "Maine" friend,
Wanda D.

Noelle Ritter said...

Congrats! That is SO GREAT! almost as good as that veal looks!


Proud Italian Cook said...

You're just awesome, now even more people will know it! Congrats again, so well deserved!! Food Network are you lurking here yet???

Margaret said...

Congratulations Stacey! I certainly agree! Very exciting news, and very worthy of Your special veal with artichokes diner! Thank-you for the super recipe.
Margaret from B.C.

Lisa in Delaware said...

Stacey, congratulations on being featured as a (terrific) food blogger! Not a surprise that all the hard work you put into your gorgeous site has been recognized. You make starting my day fun with all of your tidbits about food and travel. Here you are on this link to the magazine: http://njmonthly.com/articles/best-of-Jersey/best-blogs.html for those of us who can't get the magazine.

Keep smiling! Lisa

tasteofbeirut said...

Very delicious dish; I love veal yet cannot find it easily and don't get to eat it as much as I would like. This dish is a classic.
On another note, it is very gratifying to be recognized, especially when you have been such a hard-working blogger, churning out great recipes for so long; congratulations for a well-deserved award!

Ann from Illinois said...

I'm not one bit surprised about the award. You should be their #1--that's all I have to say.

Way to go, Stacey!

Lori Lynn said...

Congrats Stace! Well-deserved!