Scaloppine are thinly sliced steaks which are very popular in Italy and are one of those classic recipes of the Italian cuisine. The type of meat can vary: from veal to chicken, beef or pork and they can be prepared in different ways.
The meat is first coated with flour and then simply cooked in a pan with butter or oil. I generally prefer to use olive oil as it is lighter and healthier.
You can then add different ingredients like white wine, lemon juice or tomato sauce. There are several ways to prepare them.
This time I have gone for the simple way: just a splash of wine and I served them with mushrooms. They were so delicious and so quick to prepare.. I almost forgot about this easy little recipe which is perfect for the winter season when you need something that makes you feel good.. it is cold and dark out there!
Another good mid-week meal!
- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time : 15 minutes
- Yield : 4
Clean the mushrooms and slice them. In a pan add 2 tbsp of olive oil and the garlic cloves. Stir fry for a minute or two until the garlic looks golden in colour then remove it from the pan and add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook them for approximately 5 minutes until soft whilst stirring from time to time.
Place the steaks on your worktop and pound the meat with a mallet or with a rolling pin. This is to tenderize it.
Coat the steaks with flour and shake them to remove any extra flour. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
Pour enough olive oil to cover the surface of a large pan and heat it up. When it is sizzling place the steaks on it, add the wine and let it evaporate over a high heat for a minute or so. Turn the heat down to medium and cook them for about 3 minutes each side or until they look nice and golden (it depends on how thick they are). Add the mushrooms and stir well for another couple of minutes then add the chopped parsley and stir.
Serve the steaks with the mushrooms, the juice that they have released and a nice glass of wine!