Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 7, Day 2


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Veal Marsala
Fried Gnocchi with Garlic and Parmesan
Sautéed Spinach

Cooking time: 35 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

        The veal cooks very quickly.  You can either keep it warm in the oven or add it back to the sauce to re-warm if you prefer to have it less well-done. 

Veal Marsala

Total time: 15 minutes
      The tender veal scallops cook quickly and are finished with a silky wine sauce.  I can't get Marsala so I use Madeira.  Both are a slightly sweet, fortified wine.  Chicken breasts, pounded thin, or turkey scallops would make good substitutes.  Both would need a bit more cooking.  Pounding the veal is optional.

Veal Marsala Ingredients:


Fried Gnocchi with Garlic and Parmesan

Total time: 25 minutes
   The gnocchi are boiled first, then fried until brown and crispy on the outside and finished with garlic, olive oil and Parmesan.  They stay soft and chewy on the inside.

Fried Gnocchi with Garlic and Parmesan Ingredients:


Sautéed Spinach 

Total time: 10 minutes
   This is quickly done and best if done at the last minute.  A sprinkling of lemon juice and sea salt is all that's needed to let the spinach shine.  The leaves should be barely wilted.

Sautéed Spinach Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
2 medium skillets, large skillet with lid, pasta pot,
colander (used 2 X), medium bowl, plate

Put water on high heat for gnocchi
Wash, stem, fuss with the spinach, drain
Put spinach in bowl until needed
Pound veal if needed
Grate Parmesan
Mince garlic
Cook gnocchi
Drain gnocchi, rinse lightly

Heat oil in medium skillet, add gnocchi, sauté
Heat oil in large skillet for veal
Flour, sauté veal, a few at a time if necessary
Turn veal
Remove veal to platter, cover to keep warm
Add Marsala, stock, tomato to skillet, reduce
Stir/turn gnocchi, add garlic
Heat oil in skillet for spinach
Return veal to sauce to heat
Stir-fry spinach
Finish Gnocchi
Finish spinach
Remove veal, spoon sauce over, serve all

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