Growing up my Italian mother used to make the most basic Veal Scallopine with just flour, salt and pepper. The dish took about five minutes to prepare, but us kids devoured every morsel. That was our Mickey D’s. Cheap fast food, sans the drive-thru. Though I still crave the simplicity of that dish, sometimes I like to complicate things with more “stuff”. And what better way to do that than by creating a Veal Marsala Saltimbocca with paper thin slices of prosciutto, fresh sage leaves and crimini mushrooms?

Veal Marsala SaltimboccaVeal Marsala Saltimbocca Recipe
(Serves 2)
6 pieces Veal Scallopine
1 Bunch of Sage
6 Slices Prosciutto, sliced thin
1/2 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Crimini Mushrooms
1 Tbls Shallots
1 tsp Garlic
1/2 Cup White Wine
1/2 Cup Marsala
1 Cup Chicken Broth
3 pats of Butter, floured
Salt & Pepper

The Method

Lay the Veal Scallopine onto plastic and sprinkle both sides with salt & pepper. Layer sage leaves and prosciutto on one side of the meat.

Veal Scallopine with sageMaking Veal Marsala Saltimbocca

Cover the top with plastic and gently pound to flatten the meat. This will also adhere the prosciutto to the veal so it will not separate when cooking.
Making Veal Marsala Saltimbocca

 Lightly flour the veal on both sides. Heat oil in a saute pan. Add veal and quickly (one minute on each side) brown. Remove veal from the pan and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
flour vealBrown Veal Marsala Saltimbocca

If necessary, add more oil to the pan and brown mushrooms. Add shallots and garlic, saute until fragrant. Deglaze the pan with white wine, add chicken broth and marsala wine.
Brown crimini mushroomsAdding Marsala

Chef Annette happily adds the chicken broth.
Annette White making Veal Marsala Saltimbocca

Add salt and floured butter. Simmer on medium high until sauce thickens and is reduced by about half. Turn off heat, add veal back to pan and coat with sauce.
Adding SaltVeal Marsala Saltimbocca Reducing

Plate the Veal Marsala Saltimbocca & Mangia!
(shown here with Sauted French Beans and a Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding)
Veal Marsala Saltimbocca

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