Sunday, November 11, 2007
Cruelty is tasty...
Let me start off by saying: I don't give a shit...
Personally, I think all the wacko-PETA nuts can go hump a sharp stick. That being said, Kerrie and I enjoyed a lovely Veal Scallopini the other night.
Veal isn't something I generally eat a lot of because YES, it IS cruel, but mainly because veal ain't cheap.
Last week though, it was cheap. Cheaper than Duck anyways... My original plan was to make Tea Smoked Duck Breasts, but at $8.49 a pound - my preferred grocer can go hump a sharp stick too. I just happened to see the veal cutlets as we passed by the meat counter and before I knew it, we were eatin' veal.
Clarified Butter, or Olive Oil
4 Veal Cutlets
2 T Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, diced
8 .oz Fresh Mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
1/4 Cup Dry Sherry
2 t All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Beef Broth
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2 T Heavy Whipping Cream
Heat butter in a pan, then add veal. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Remove meat and reserve.
Add olive oil to pan and add onions. Saute until soft and add mushrooms. Cook until lightly browned.
Add Sherry and bring to a boil. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add beef broth, and continue to stir. Add veal to pan and cover. Simmer for 8 minutes or until Veal is tender.
Remove Veal from pan and reserve. Add whipping cream to sauce and stir until heated thoroughly and slightly thick.
Server over Veal and accompaniments. Yummy.
In conclusion, I AM an omnivore. I will continue to eat meat so long as it continues to taste so damned good. Same goes for all sorts of veggies and fruits. That's just the way it is folks...
Hey, here's a good idea: Why don't these whiny special-interest douchbags try banning something that actually sucks... Like cabbage! THAT is a cause I could actually get behind.