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Veal in Champagne With Pesto Couscous and Quick Asparagus

Total Time - 40 Minutes / Makes 4 Servings

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Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare asparagus through step 1 - 10 minutes
  • Prepare veal and begin to cook - 15 minutes
  • Prepare couscous through step 2 - 5 minutes
  • Complete all recipes and serve - 10 minutes

Veal in Champagne With Pesto Couscous and Quick Asparagus

Veal in Champagne

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 tablespoons flour
large zip-top bag
4 veal cutlets (about 1 lb)
2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cups pre-sliced mushrooms (rinsed)
3 fresh garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning
1/2 cup champagne
3/4 cup half-and-half


1. Combine seasoned salt and flour in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Tenderize veal by pounding each side with meat mallet (or rolling pin) for 15 seconds. Add veal to bag (wash hands); seal tightly and shake to coat.
2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place 1 tablespoon of the butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add veal (wash hands); cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove veal from pan.
3. Place remaining 1 tablespoon butter and mushrooms in pan. Crush garlic, using garlic press, into pan. Use knife to remove garlic from bottom of garlic press. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until mushrooms begin to soften.
4. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to boil, stirring continuously. Return veal to pan; simmer 5–7 minutes, turning veal once, or until sauce thickens. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 280kcal; FAT 13g; CHOL 125mg;
SODIUM 350mg; CARB 8g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 26g;
VIT A 8%; VIT C 4%; CALC 8%; IRON 8%

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Pesto Couscous

1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 cup couscous
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


1. Combine water and pesto in medium saucepan; cover and bring to boil on medium-high.
2. Remove from heat; stir in couscous and pine nuts. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 220kcal; FAT 6g; CHOL 5mg;
SODIUM 230mg; CARB 34g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 8g;
VIT A 2%; VIT C 0%; CALC 8%; IRON 4%

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Quick Asparagus

1 pound fresh asparagus spears (rinsed)
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


1. Cut 1 inch from tough root end of asparagus spears and discard. To do this quickly, group half the spears together, align ends, and slice with sharp knife. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in microwave-safe bowl with water.
2. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4–5 minutes, stirring once, or until desired tenderness. Drain asparagus; stir in butter and seasoned salt. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 50kcal; FAT 3g; CHOL 10mg;
SODIUM 210mg; CARB 4g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 2g;
VIT A 20%; VIT C 10%; CALC 2%; IRON 15%

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Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp basil pesto
Add to your grocery list 3 tbsp butter
Add to your grocery list 3/4 cup half and half

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1/2 tsp Maggi liquid seasoning
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup champagne
Add to your grocery list cooking spray
Add to your grocery list 1 cup couscous
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp flour
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp seasoned salt

Add to your grocery list 1 lb veal cutlets

Add to your grocery list 1 lb asparagus spears
Add to your grocery list 3 cloves  fresh garlic
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp pine nuts
Add to your grocery list 2 cups sliced mushrooms

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Utensils & Cookware

  • large sauté pan, tongs
  • medium saucepan with lid
  • microwave-safe bowl with lid
  • meat mallet (or rolling pin)
  • garlic press, cooking spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

Pounding the veal tenderizes it by breaking down tough fibers. It also makes the meat consistently thick for even cooking.

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