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Veal Pillows with Margherita® Capicola

Seared capicola ham, garlic, shallots and whole milk mozzarella rest atop lightly breaded, melt-in-your-mouth veal cutlets for a dish that’s guaranteed to delight and impress.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 4 4oz veal cutlets
  • 2 cups seasoned flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 lemons (halved and juiced)
  • 2 ounces fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 8 slices Margherita® hot capicola ham
  • 4 slices whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces roasted yellow peppers (julienne strips)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in saute pan on medium-high heat. Dredge veal cutlets in seasoned flour and place in saute pan. Sear both sides and remove from pan.
  2. Add garlic, shallots and Margherita® capicola. Sear the capicola on both sides, then take it out and put a slice on top of each of the veal cutlets. Continue to cook the garlic and shallots until they are tender, but not browned.
  3. Deglaze the pan with white wine, lemon juice and parsley. Return the veal cutlets to the pan, add butter then simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Layer the veal cutlets and capicola with mozzarella slices and simmer until cheese is melted.
  5. Plate, stacking two cutlets on top of each other, and pour pan sauce over the layered veal. Garnish with roasted yellow pepper strips.
Tip: Serve pork involtini over Parmigiano risotto or cheesy polenta