I feel honored to be guest posting today for one of my favorite food blogger friends: Denise of Easy and Delish Recipes! Besides being what I would call an “artist” in the kitchen, Denise is also an amazing person! For such a special occasion, I wanted to make something that truly represents me and my blog. So it had to be an Italian dish, something easy to make and that tasted delicious. That’s how I decided to make Veal Marsala.
This recipe represents me on many levels. To begin with, it is a quintessential Italian dish. But that’s not all, the main ingredient comes from Sicily, the place where my parents were born and where my roots are. In fact, Marsala wine is made in the town of Marsala, near Trapani, in the western coast of Sicily. And to top it all, this dish shows how easily you can make a tasty meal for your family with just a few ingredients. I always say, there is no need to use fancy (or too many) ingredients to cook an authentic Italian meal! Simplicity is the key.
I know many of you are probably familiar with Chicken Marsala, but the traditional Italian version is slightly different: it uses veal (or pork) and it is made without mushrooms. Veal Marsala is known in Italy as Scaloppine al Marsala, where the term scaloppine simply means “thin slices of meat”. Scaloppine can be made in many different ways, but what sets this specific recipe apart is the sweetness that Marsala wine imparts to the sauce.
Make sure to serve Veal Marsala with some crusty bread to soak up all the delicious sauce.
Thank you, Denise, for having me here! Despite my crazy schedule, I haven’t stopped smiling since the day you kindly invited me to guest post for you on your wonderful site.
For the Veal Marsala RECIPE, click HERE.