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Piccata – Pork

#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - some parsley

Piccata – Pork
by James Belardo

Piccata typically refers to the way a fillet is coated, sautéed and served with a lemon and caper based sauce. Typically is also made using veal, chicken or fish and we find a pork piccata also works extremely.

Ingredients
3/4 lb pork scaloppini
flour for dredging
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
4-6 tbsp olive oil
1 cup white wine (pinot grigio)
1-2 tablespoon butter
1/2 Lemon (juice)
lemon zest
2 tbsp capers (in brine), drained
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
salt and pepper – to taste
flat-leaf Parsley

Variations
Veal
Chicken
Tilapia

Marinade and Prep (Pork)

1. Pound the pork cutlets if not as thin as you like.

2. Marinate the pork in 1/3 cup white wine and 3 tbsp olive oil for about 1/2 hour.

3. Remove the pork from the marinade (save marinade) and pat dry with paper towels. Dredge the pork in flour, salt and pepper

#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - dredge cutlets in flour salt and pepper

Directions

1. In a large skillet, bring 3 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter and fry the seasoned pork until browned on both sides, remove and set aside (keep warm)
#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - fry cutlets and set aside #Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - fry cutlets and set aside

2. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and cook the garlic and optional peperoncino fiocchi (hot pepper or hot pepper flakes)
#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - fry the garlic

3. Add the capers and let cook for a few moments.
#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - add the capers

4. Add 2 tbsp butter, let melt and then add the leftover marinade (along with 1/2 cup of wine). Let come to a simmer and reduce to about 50%.
#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - more butter #Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - #wine and reduce #Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - #wine  reduce is beautiful

5. Add some lemon juice and toss in some fresh parsley.

6. Pour sauce over the pork, garnish with some lemon zest and parsley

Scallopini is best served with a vegetable and rice or potatoes. A light vegetable-based pasta would also work well.
#Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - drizzle reduction over meat #Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - some parsley #Homemade #pork #piccata #CucinaDelloZio - drizzle lemon juice and zest

Enjoy!
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Written by Zio James

November 12, 2018 at 3:42 PM

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