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Veal Chop Milanese
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Veal Chop Milanese

As an Italian a "cutlet" or "milanese" are very common for a quick meal.  I love how some people get so excited when they see a Milanese on the menu as it does sound sexy and fancy but it is so easy!  

This recipe is very traditional. Some chefs like to add parmesan cheese in the breadcrumb mixture but I don't with the veal but I do with chicken.  I just like a simple veal cutlet then topped with a salad and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil.

 

My 2 cents:  If you want to make this Paleo you can omit the breadcrumbs and combine mixed nuts and almond meal but to be honest with you it burns during the cooking process.  It is really worth wasting a good piece of meat?

I have tried it several times and it's really not that good!  I suppose "real" paleo caveman didn't dredge their veal in eggs then a nut mixture anyway but just cooked over a fire.  Therefore if you want to enjoy a true Italian Veal Milanese then enjoy it..  If anyone tells you they are 100% Paleo - they are full of crap!  This recipe is so yummy and I hope you enjoy.

 

Veal Medallions Over A Pea Salad With A Lemon Sauce
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Veal Medallions Over A Pea Salad With A Lemon Sauce

As I was planning my post for Veal Made Easy, the perfect recipe came to me!  Veal medallions over a pea salad with a lemon sauce. I love easy dishes that are full of flavor and perfect for everyday to gourmet.

Many of my favorite ingredients are included in this healthy veal dish.  This recipe and opinions from this post are solely mine. 

I am a proud Italian and grew up in my Nana’s kitchen. We loved cooking our weeknight meals but more importantly our Family Sunday dinners.. She and I would talk about what we should make 3 days before. I cherish all of the memories with her and still love to share them with my readers on www.CindysTable.com. One of our family favorites is veal and that made writing this post extremely exciting to me.

My husband and I love cooking veal dishes and some of the ones you can find on my blog are herb crusted veal chopsveal scaloppini with sage leavesbraised veal shanks with fresh herbs, Veal chop Milaneseveal stuffed meatballs to name just a few.

Many of my friends tell me they don’t care for veal so I always ask if I could prepare a veal dish for them. Each and every time I have they’ve been delighted!  

There are many different cuts of veal and, depending on the recipe, it’s important to buy the appropriate cut. I always call the butcher to make sure the right cut is available.

I love sharing good cooking tips with my readers. Here are the different cuts of veal and how best to use them. 

  • Breasts: The veal breasts are great for slow cooking. I love to prepare the breast in my slow cooker with vegetables and lots of herbs.
  • Chuck: The chuck cut is also great for slow cooking and especially for a stew.
  • Leg: The leg is a perfect cut for roasting. This is considered a premium cut.
  • Loan: Another great choice for braising or stews. Low and slow cooking!
  • Rib Chop: This cut of veal reminds me of a tender steak. You can find these either bone-in or boneless.
  • Rib roast: Great for roasting, perfect for a family gathering.
  • Scaloppini: One of my favorite cuts to prepare cutlet style dishes. They can come thin or as a thicker cut where I would use a mallet to pound nice and thin. These also pan sear up very quickly.
  • Shank: Osso Bucco is one of my favorite braised dishes. I start this dish on my stove top with vegetables, sauce, wine and bay leaves then place in the oven on a low heat for 6-8 hours.

When cooking with a rib roast or rib chops be sure to cook until the internal temperature is 140 degrees F.

For more recipes, cooking tips, nutritional information and more, be sure to visit Veal Made Easy and follow them on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

 

Veal Medallions with a Tuna and Caper Sauce

Veal Medallions with a Tuna and Caper Sauce

Veal is another common meat used in Italian kitchens.  I love the thin medallions with the tuna and capers.  This is a real authentic Italian dish that we make in our hours over and over!

Veal Scaloppine with Asparagus and Sweet Peas
  • Complexity: medium

Veal Scaloppine with Asparagus and Sweet Peas

I decided to create this dish because the veal looked really good, the asparagus were just perfect and I love peas.. This veal scaloppine with asparagus and sweet peas took some time and I had to stay at the stove but my husband and our company told me this was better than any restaurant meal. I will take that as a huge compliment!

This recipe is perfect if you are following the paleo diet but because I am Italian and was serving other Italian’s I made a batch of polenta. You can certainly make a cauliflower mash and it would be just amazing!.

 

Veal Scaloppini with Sage Leaves
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Veal Scaloppini with Sage Leaves

Not everyone is a fan of veal but if you are unsure then try this recipe!  There is so much flavor from the sage and the veal is very thin.  Veal is  very common in Italian cooking and this is a great Paleo Recipes for your family or friends.

 

Veal Stew with Artichokes
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Complexity: medium

Veal Stew with Artichokes

Stews are very common in Italian homes.  We love adding a lot of our favorites in a large pan and cooking with many great flavors.  My Veal Stew with Artichokes was inspired by my Nana and a similar stew she would make for us!

Veal Stuffed Meatballs
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Veal Stuffed Meatballs

I love meatballs - There are so many variations and I explore as often as possible. If you like veal then try these delicious meatballs. Great for dinner or entertaining. Enjoy

 

Veal, Spinach and Fresh Herbs Meatballs
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Veal, Spinach and Fresh Herbs Meatballs

Weil, if you know me then you know Sunday is Meatball day at our house.  I just love the smell of meatballs and sauce simmering in my kitchen all day!  

I made these in a spicy sauce!  So yummy....  I will share my spicy sauce at the bottom of the recipe.  

Enjoy~

PS

I always use at least 2 pounds of meat when making meatballs for left overs!

 

 

Vegan Sloppy Joes over Zucchini Noodles
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Vegan Sloppy Joes over Zucchini Noodles

As we are preparing for Daniel Fast at my Church I wanted to create some recipes to enjoy while we focus on prayer during this 21 day fasting.  This one was a big hit as I was testing the recipe and invited my girl friends over.  Enjoy xo

 

 

Vegan Tex Mex Casserole
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vegan Tex Mex Casserole

I just love Cauliflower and will eat it any way possible.  I have been following a more vegetarian diet and am really enjoying the new recipes.  

You can take a head of Cauliflower and either grate with a box grater or using the shredding disk in your food processor.  What did I do for this recipe.....  I picked up a frozen bag of riced cauliflower.  Made this dish a little quicker and less mess.  So you decide...  Enjoy xo Cindy

 

Vegetable and Bacon Lentils
  • Time: 1 hour

Vegetable and Bacon Lentils

Doesn't everything taste better with Bacon!  Yes,  I thought so...  I made this with pan seared salmon on my cast iron pan and it was an amazing dinner!

I love using one pot to make any dish.

 

Vegetable Egg Scramble (HEW approved)
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vegetable Egg Scramble (HEW approved)

This breakfast is a great way to use up those vegetables from during the week. Perfect breakfast for one!  Double the batch for 2 or make an entire dozen of eggs with lots of vegetables to last a few days!

In case you are wondering!  This was Jake's breakfast and this is normal for his mornings. Either eggs or left over meat mixed into his kibbles!

Vegetable Lasagna
  • Time: 1 hour or more
  • Complexity: medium

Vegetable Lasagna

Even living in Florida we enjoy a lasagna on occasions.  I feel very fortunate that we have so many farmers markets and the vegetables are just perfect.  I thought a vegetable lasagna would be perfect.  

You can easily make your own tomato sauce and here is my recipe for you!

Lasagna is traditionally prepared in a rectangle baking pan.  I am preparing this vegetable lasagna in a 5 qt. brazing pan then slicing into wedges.  I thought this would be a lasagna look fancy!  

 

Vegetable Loaded Eggplant Lasagna
  • Complexity: medium

Vegetable Loaded Eggplant Lasagna

Sunday’s I clean out my refrigerator and try to use up what I have before the new week starts.  I had several 1/2 used vegetables and a beautiful eggplant.  I decided to make a Vegetable loaded eggplant lasagna. Now that is a mouth full and of course it is made Italian style and a great paleo recipe!

Chefs Note: If you use gluten free or regular breadcrumbs with Italian seasonings then you can omit the parsley, basil and oregano – unless you want extra herbs). You can also use sweet potatoes or any other leftover vegetables in your refrigerator!

 

Vegetable Loaded Zucchini Boat
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Vegetable Loaded Zucchini Boat

This is a great recipe for Daniel Fast and to use up left over vegetables to stuff your zucchini boat.

I used my herb marinade and dressing to add amazing flavor to these boats!

 

Vegetable Stuffed Beef Burger
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Vegetable Stuffed Beef Burger

Do you want to make a WOW.. Make my Vegetable Stuffed Beef Burger on your grill and wait for the look of surprise and excitement! I love to serve with a salad combined with baby kale, arugula and spinach topped with Italian dressing.

This recipe will make 8 perfect burgers! All of the ingredients came from D&D Market! The best Italian market in Connecticut..

Tip:  I am sure you heard this before but I will say it again!  Press your thumb in the middle of each burger (side up) before you place on the grill.  It does prevent the burger from expanding in the middle and your burger will cook the same from the middle to the edge.

Vegetable Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Vegetable Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

You can omit the cheese and make this vegetable stuffed beef tenderloin a delicious Paleo Recipe for you to enjoy! You can really stuff this tenderloin with your favorite vegetables. As an Italian that loves to cook and experiment I recently stuffed with sautéed mushrooms and gorgonzola which was very delicious. This is great for a dinner party or thinly sliced to enjoy for tapas style serving! Enjoy as a Paleo Dinner or Use your own creative touch.

 

Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms

I received an email on Cindy's Table for a Paleo vegetable stuffed mushroom recipe.  I decided to make them before I gave her the recipe.  They came out really good and luckily I had all of the ingredients to make these for Lori!  I hope your family loves them.

 

Veggie Filled Turkey Roll-ups

Veggie Filled Turkey Roll-ups

My Veggie filled turkey roll-up are a perfect snack on the go and for the kids! These roll ups are easy to make, delicious, and anyone will enjoy them.  Use your favorite vegetables to create the perfect snack or lunch!

Enjoy!

 

Venetian Potatoes
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Venetian Potatoes

When we were in Venice, we had this side dish with many of our meals.  It is also called Patate Stufate or 'Stewed potatoes'.  As an Italian, we loved cooking meals for a long time in a large pot.  This is when you really enjoy all the flavors of each dish.

My Nana would make this with her Italian pork on Saturday night, then use the left-overs for a baked egg frittata on Sunday brunch after church.

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking.

Vinegar Cole Slaw
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Vinegar Cole Slaw

I don't need the bun! i just love a heaping of pulled pork covered with tangy cole slaw.  I am not a mayonnaise in my cole slaw kind of girl.