Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Honey And Rosemary Marinated Veal Cutlet With Sauteed Spinach

Day 8 of our carbless diet - I was walking around Carlton aimlessly having not planned the menu for our dinner but when I saw these beautiful veal cutlets at the butcher dinner was sorted. I simply pan fried the cutlets marinated in honey and rosemary and served them with some sauteed spinach (since I was unable to find any cavolo nero anywhere). We were both very happy with the finished dish. So this is yet another satisfied meal without carb and with that a self-applause.
P.S We are now into the 3rd week of our carbless diet and both have lost a few pounds. I am pleased to announce I am now able to fit into my favourite pair of shorts which was destined for the Salvo's bin not that long ago.

recipe from the tummies' kitchen
pre-heated oven at 180 C
you'll need;
2 veal cutlets
2 sprigs of rosemary, picked
3 cloves of garlic, bashed
zest of a lemon
juice of a lemon
1 tbs of honey
1/4 cup of stock
1/4 cup of white wine
a knob of butter
1 bunch of spinach, washed and cut away the stems
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Trim off the excess fat (leaving some behind) and lightly score the fat.

Flatten the cutlets on both sides with a kitchen mallet.

Marinate cutlets for at least 20 minutes with rosemary, honey, garlic, lemon zest , half the lemon juice, olive oil and season well.

Pan fry the cutlets with a little olive oil (2 minutes/side) then transfer to a pre-heated oven and cook for a further 6 to 8 minutes. Rest for at least 5 minutes at a warm place.

Deglaze the same cooking pan with wine and stock, let it simmer for 2 minutes and add the butter. Simmer for another minute or until the sauce is slightly thicken. Add the remaining lemon juice and check for seasonings.

For the sauteed spinach - heat a little olive oil in a pan, add the sliced garlic and fry til slightly golden. Add spinach and cook til spinach is wilted (about 2 minutes), season well.

Place cutlet over a bed of sauteed spinach and spoon some of the sauce over.


  1. Harriet from carltonNovember 30, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    I love meat on the bones and what a fabulous dish this is!

  2. wow wonderful recipe...


  3. I am amazed by your determination and what a wonderful looking dish this is.
    p.s found some cockles and will be making the CKT tmr, thanks!

  4. U make every dish with a signature!!! :D

  5. This looks really delicious and so simple too. Glad the diet is working!

  6. Bravo! Bravo! How long are you planning to do the no-carb diet for? You're doing so well.

  7. Delish! Honey and rosemary make a great marinade for meat.

  8. I don't really eat beef but I must try this with pork! Well done with the weight loss :)

  9. Veal has fallen out of favor in the USA (I know) and it is so hard to find - and so expensive. (I love it) I wonder if can make this dish with another meat. Love the flavors and especially love it over the spinach.

  10. Love that sauce and the veal looks so delicious :)

  11. I would certainly be satisfied with this dish! It looks amazing! I have fresh rosemary growing like crazy and I'm not afraid to use it! Lol!

  12. Well done on the weight loss and keep it up..

  13. lovely recipe..pics looks great!

  14. Rien qu'à regarder les photos, ce plat nous met en appétit.
    j'aime beaucoup.
    See soon.

  15. You make the coolest and delicious meal every night like this? Just awesome.

  16. Love meat on the bone. Looks amazing!! Any leftovers?

  17. It was simply delicious ! thanks for sharing the recipe.

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