Monday, March 31, 2008

Veal Oscar (sort of...)

We had bought a giant package of veal scallopini at Costco one day with the thought of making veal parmesan, but that quickly changed over to Veal Oscar once we were wondering around the grocery store and came up with some asparagus and fresh crab meat.

I have had bad experiences with making sauces from scratch in the past, and being crunched on time for between working out and trying to get work done at home, we settled for bearnaise sauce from a packet. Which probably isn't as good as homemade, but is pretty reliable and tasty. We didn't really use a recipe, just kind of winged it and hoped for the best! We served it with simple side of Italian green beans seasoned with a little lemon, salt and pepper.

Veal Oscar
flour - i used whole wheat pastry flour
garlic salt
veal, pounded thin
crab meat
shallot (minced)
garlic (minced)
bearnaise sauce (made according to directions on package)
asparagus (blanched or steamed until crisp-tender and keep warm)
olive oil
Season flour with salt, pepper, garlic salt. Pre-heat large pan over medium heat, coat pan with cooking spray. Dredge veal in flour. Add 1 T of olive oil and butter to pan. Add veal into pan. Let cook for 3 minutes, flip over and let it cook on the other side. While the veal is cooking, heat another pan over medium heat, coated with cooking spray. Add shallot, cook until tender and add garlic, cook one minute. Add crab meat and heat thru.
To plate, lay veal on plate, top with crab and asparagus and spoon bearnaise sauce over it.

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