Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Veal Cotolette With Grilled Pepper In Tomato Sauce

Day 9 of our carbless diet - With my eyes bigger than my stomach I was left with 2 extra pieces of veal cutlets from our previous meal. Not wanting to cook the same dish twice I decided to try out a recipe by Sydney chef Robert Marchetti that I was reading not very long ago. He served his version with grilled peppers but I thought a side dish with a sauce might be more appropriate hence the grilled pepper in tomato sauce. If you are not a beef eater for religious reason pork is a wonderful substitute.
P.S This is not completely carbless but a tiny amount is allowed :)

recipe adapted from Australian Gourmet Traveller by Robert Marchetti
oven pre-heated at 180 C
serves 2
you'll need;
2 veal cutlets, beaten with a mallet til 5mm thick
2 eggs, lightly whisked
a dash of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of coarse ciabatta breadcrumbs*
60 g of finely grated parmesan cheese
flour for dusting
olive oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
* I used coarse breadcrumbs made from stale wholemeal bread with seeds

for grilled pepper in tomato sauce;
2 red peppers
2 yellow peppers
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
400 ml of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Place peppers in a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil and place it in the hot oven for 20 minutes or until the skin starts to blister. Transfer peppers to a bowl and cover with cling wrap.

When the peppers are cool enough to handle, peel off the skin and tear peppers into strips.

Saute garlic and onion with a little olive oil for 5 minutes or til soften then pour in the crushed tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add peppers and seasonings and continue to simmer for a further 3 minutes. Check for seasonings.

Combine beaten eggs with worcestershire sauce. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a separate bowl. Crumb cutlets (flour - egg -crumbs).

Fry cutlets individually with plenty of olive oil, turning once, until golden brown (2 ~ 3 minutes on each side. Drain well.

Serve immediately with grilled pepper in tomato sauce.


  1. Plenty of olive oil??? Hehehe...;)

    I'm drooling over lor! :D

  2. sangat menarik dan tertarik! boleh cuba nanti.. thanx tummy!

  3. if i am hungry i wont go to ur blog as u always make me more hungry :(
    I tried many of ur recipes and now not only my family but my friends too know who is Tummy ady. You are superb & thanks for sharing ur recipes :)

  4. applaud your effort. last time i tried staying carb free for almost 3 weeks, i lost abt 4 kgs.

    Just wondering, what do u eat for the rest of the day then ??

  5. Harriet from carltonDecember 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    This looks too good! No wonder you guys are still on the carbless diet after 3 weeks :)

  6. haha hari ini mata Tummy lebih besar dari perut:)..susah nak dapatkan daging lembu muda ni.selalu beli daging yang agak keras:( tapi boleh cuba.Thanks.Best of luck...pastinya baju Tummy masa sekolah dulu pun dah boleh pakai hikhik.

  7. Tiene todo una pinta maravuillosa... pero esos pimientitos...ummmm

  8. Wow what a fabulous looking dish. Your diet food is certainly anything but boring, No wonder you guys are still going strong!

  9. Ha ha! Loving the carbs in the form of breadcrumbs!

  10. A little breadcrumbs won't hurt I agree lol Another splendid looking dish!

  11. Mmm...another creative dish. Never get tired coming here everyday to look at your delicious dish.

  12. I always drool whenever I visit your site. Dish looks yummy!

  13. the roasted bell peppers in it..yummm

  14. you have a lovely blog...get your well deserved award !!!

  15. Love this - and you know - it is really so Italian! But the peppers and veal go to my heart.

  16. Great job buddy! Another great looking dish!


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