Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Veal Involtini with Rustic Vegetable Sauce

We had veal schnitzels in the freezer that needed using. I am a fan of the veal schnitzel but others in the house aren't. Therefore I had to find something different to do with them - something that was tasty.

I was looking around Taste.com and saw recipes for Involtini. Using some of the recipes for inspiration I set about creating my own version and with some success I must add.

Veal wrapped around a spinach, tomato and cheese stuffing served with a rustic style vegetable sauce is definitely a comfort dish.

Veal Involtini with Rustic Vegetable Sauce

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 9

cooking spray
1 onion, diced
3 medium carrots, diced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon sweet paprkia
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste)
2 x 410 grams diced tomatoes
1 cup water
3 medium zucchini, diced
freshly ground black pepper
8 veal schnitzels (800 grams)
150 grams baby spinach leaves
50 grams sun dried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped
120 grams low fat grated mozarella cheese

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and onions, cooking for 5 - 8 minutes or until slightly softened.

Add oregano, paprika and chilli powder, if using, stir well to cover vegetable mixture.

Stir through the diced tomatoes and water until combined. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add zucchini, season with salt and pepper and continue to simmer for a further 10 minutes.

Meanwhile lay all veal schnitzels flat. At the wider end of each schnitzel layer baby spinach leaves, sun dried tomatoes and cheese. Wrap tightly and secure each roll up with tooth pick.

Heat a second frying pan and spray with cooking spray. Over a high add veal involtini and cook until browned and sealed.

Place on a foil lined oven tray and cook for a further 10 - 15 minutes. Veal should be cooked through but still tender.

Place Rustic Vegetable Sauce in a serving dish and top with Veal Involtini.

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