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Veal Milanese With Fresh Tomato Salsa over Ruchetta – Episode 64

By Patrick

Veal Milanese is a great dish that tastes amazing when made fresh and tastes just as good left over on a good piece of crusty bread. I top this veal with an Italian tomato topping which I made a similar one of in Episode 63. I refer to the tomato topping as bruschetta though that is not really what it is – So I am looking for a better term than Italian Tomato Salsa- any help would be appreciated. I love this dish over arugula because it offers a great peppery compliment to the veal. Enjoy!

A little Wiki on Arugula(balancing the Wiki inclusions)

Eruca sativa (syn. E. vesicaria subsp. sativa (Miller) Thell., Brassica eruca L.), also known as rocket or arugula, is an edible plant. It is a species of Eruca native to the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal east to Lebanon and Turkey.

It is now cultivated in various places, especially in Veneto, Italy, but is available throughout the world. It is also locally naturalised away from its native range in temperate regions around the world, including northern Europe and North America. In India, the mature seeds are known as Gargeer.

It has a rich, peppery taste, and has an exceptionally strong flavour for a leafy green. It is generally used in salads but also cooked as a vegetable with pasta sauces or meats in northern Italy and in coastal Slovenia (especially Koper/Capodistria), where it is added to the cheese burek. In Italy, arugula is often used in pizzas, added just before the baking period ends or immediately afterwards, so that it won’t wilt in the heat.

On the island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, a digestive alcohol called rucolino is made from the plant, a drink often enjoyed in small quantities following a meal. The liquor is a local specialty enjoyed in the same way as a limoncello or grappa and has a sweet peppery taste that washes down easily.

Vernacular names include Garden Rocket,Rocket (British English),Eruca, Rocketsalad, Arugula (American English), Rucola (Italian), Rukola (Macedonian, Serbian, Slovenian, Polish), Rugola (Italian), Rauke (German), Roquette (French), Rokka (Greek), Roka (Turkish), Ruca (Catalan), Beharki (Basque), Voinicică (Romanian) Rúcula, Oruga and Arúgula (Spanish), Rúcula (Portuguese), Ruchetta (Italian) and Rughetta (Italian).

  • castello

    Man than looks good. Best show ever! We want to see you take a bite.

  • Nonna

    How about “insalata di pomodoro fresca” ??

  • Chuck Norris

    How about “black squid ink risotto”?

  • NY Pete

    one of my favorite veal dishes. looks like I have alot of back episodes to watch.