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Recipe
Veal Piccata with Angel Hair and Parmigiana-Reggiano

Veal Piccata with Angel Hair and Parmigiana-Reggiano

Veal Piccata might sound fancy but it is a super quick and easy dish to make at home for dinner -- even on a weeknight.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 (2 1/2 to 3-ounce) veal medallions, pounded 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock, or canned, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring to separate the strands of pasta, until al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and return to the pot. Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, the basil, and the cheese and toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.

  • Combine the flour with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1 teaspoon of the pepper in a shallow bowl.

  • Lightly season both sides of each veal medallion with 1/8 teaspoon of the remaining salt and a pinch of the remaining pepper. One at a time, dredge the medallions in the seasoned flour, shaking to remove any excess, and set aside.

  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the medallions in batches, and cook until golden brown and just cooked through, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

  • Add the wine to the drippings remaining in the pan, stir to deglaze the pan, and then bring to a boil.  Cook until the wine is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock, lemon juice, capers, and garlic and return to a boil, stirring, until the mixture is thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon of the parsley. Once the butter is melted, return all of the veal medallions to the pan and cook until heated through, about 1 minute longer.

  • To serve, divide the pasta among 4 large plates and arrange 2 veal medallions on each plate. Spoon the sauce over the veal and garnish each serving with 1/4 teaspoon of the remaining parsley. Serve immediately.