We never seem to get enough of eating pasta in our family. Tonight we decided to have it with a lemon-mascarpone sauce. We made this easy veal with lemon- mascarpone sauce, but we did not have enough pasta to eat with the sauce.
“Mom, this is the best meal you ever made” exact words from our son. He is my best little food critic, and best eater ever. I love you pumpkin.
Tonight’s January 24, 2011 dinner:
Pan Fried Veal Chop with Lemon, Sage, and Mascarpone
Fettuccine with Lemon Mascarpone sauce
PAN FRIED VEAL CHOP WITH LEMON, SAGE AND MASCARPONE
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, plus an extra knob
4 veal chops, less than 1” thick, bone in
12 sage leaves, rinsed and patted dry
2 garlic clove
Juice of 1 lemon
2/3 cup mascarpone, plus an extra knob if desired
Prepare all the ingredients first hand as the recipe is quite fast to prepare.
Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet. When it is sizzling, add the chops and cook over high heat, turning over when the underneath is golden. Now add the sage leaves and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Add another knob of butter to the pan to prevent burning. Take out the sage leaves when they are crisp and move the garlic around, or remove if it is too dark.
Turn chop on side to make sure all sided of the chops are nicely browned. Add the lemon to the pan and swirl it around. Add the mascarpone and swirl around. If the chops are cooked to desire doneness, remove to a warm plate while finishing the sauce. Add about 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and scrape up all the bits that are stuck to the bottom. Cook for another couple of minutes.
Arrange the chops over the mascarpone- lemon fettuccine pasta, add the sauce over it and scatter with the crispy sage.
FETTUCCINE WITH LEMON MASCARPONE SAUCE
1 pound of fettuccine
1/2 lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons mascarpone
Cook the fettuccine according to package instructions. When done al dente, drain the pasta and put the pasta back in the pan. Add the butter lemon and mascarpone. Mix well and adjust the mascarpone or lemon to you liking. Serve with the above chops.