sweet yellow onion, chopped fine
Chicken Scaloppine ala Marsalis
We’re always looking for fool-proof dishes that we can count on for a delicious and memorable meal. Have I got just the dish for you! It’s my Momma’s recipe for a very quick and easy Chicken Scaloppine. This is the dish that put her famous restaurant in Lake Tahoe on the map and once you taste it you’ll see why. At that time, back in 1955, she was preparing this dish with veal, but we have found that slices of chicken breast pounded into tender medallions are as flavorful as the veal. I’m so excited to share Momma’s Scaloppine with you because this is one of the gourmet dishes that you pay a lot of money for at Italian restaurants, and now you can make it at home anytime you want! It really only takes about five minutes to make once you have all of your items prepped, which is an absolute must for this recipe because it will sauté up so quickly. This was the first recipe we chose when creating our first cookbook, Momma & Me & You, and it was the first time Momma ever shared her recipe from D’Atri’s Italian Restaurant in Lake Tahoe. Buon Appetito!
Watch my How To Video for Chicken Scaloppine here!
Simply put, Carne Asada means “grilled steak.” But because we use cuts like skirt, flank or sirloin steaks, let them bathe in aromatic marinades and top the meat with spicy seasonings, Carne Asada has and will always be a southwestern favorite! It can be served as a stand-alone entrée often served with a chimichurri sauce, or made into tacos, tostados or perhaps as a hearty salad served with avocado, tomatoes and queso. Carne Asada can be purchased already prepared in a marinade or you can make the marinade at home. This recipe combines a homemade marinade with a spice rub for maximum flavor. Cooking the asada is easy. It simply requires a hot grill or grill pan and, for best results, a meat thermometer. The key to a great carne asada is too cook the meat to about a 125-130 degree internal temperature and then let it rest for at least 10 minutes, during which time the meat will continue to cook a few more degrees. If making tacos with the carne asada, here’s tip for great tortillas. For flavorful, authentic tasting tacos, heat tortillas in a dry skillet or griddle for about 45 seconds on each side or until tortilla bubbles up and develops charred spots. Stack on top of each other to keep warm and pliable. If you’re looking for a shareable family-style Sunday supper, Carne Asada brings the flavors of the Southwest to life!
Watch my how to video for Carne Asada here!