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Asparagus Veal Cordon Bleu

 Asparagus Veal Cordon Bleu
"Now that our children are on their own, I try to make varied meals for two that are both appetizing and interesting," says Jeanne Molloy of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. "I sometimes double this recipe so we can have the leftovers for lunch the next day. It reheats well in the microwave."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 veal cutlets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions

  • Place asparagus and water in an 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender;
  • drain and set aside.
  • Flatten veal to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In
  • a small skillet, saute garlic in oil. Add veal; brown for 2-3
  • minutes on each side.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In the pan
  • drippings, saute mushrooms until tender; spoon over veal. Top each
  • with four asparagus spears and a slice of prosciutto. Sprinkle with
  • cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until
  • juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.

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Asparagus Veal Cordon Bleu (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 454 calories, 31 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 637 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 39 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.