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Ontario Veal Brochettes with Mojito Salad

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - The summery flavours of mint, rum and fresh fruit marry well in this tempting salad featuring Ontario veal. Ideal for a starter or light entree, this salad is perfect with a glass of Pinot Grigio and crusty French bread.

Ingredients:

  • Veal:

      Ontario Veal Brochettes with Mojito Salad
    • 8 oz Ontario veal 250 g inside round
    • salt to taste
    • pepper to taste

  • Marinade:

    • 1/4 cup white wine 50 mL
    • 1/2 cup white wine 125 mL vinegar
    • 1 cup olive oil 250 mL
    • 1 tbsp minced garlic 15 mL
    • 2 tbsp chopped 25 mL
    • fresh mint
    • 1 tsp cracked black 5 mL
    • pepper
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 mL

  • Salad:

    • 1/4 cup cantaloupe, 50 mL
    • diced into 1/4 inch
    • (5 mm) cubes
    • 1/4 cup honeydew, 50 mL
    • diced into
    • 1/4 inch (5 mm)
    • cubes
    • 1/4 cup diced English 50 mL
    • cucumber
    • 2 tbsp grilled and diced 25 mL
    • red onion
    • 1/4 cup chopped mint 50 mL
    • 2 tbsp white rum 25 mL

  • Assembly:

    • 8 wooden skewers 8
    • 8 Boston lettuce leaves 8
    • 1 cup spring mesclun mix 250 mL
    • 4 strawberries, quartered 4

Directions:

Prepare veal:

Using a meat mallet, pound veal to 1/4 inch (5 mm) thickness and slice into 8 even strips. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In bowl, combine wine, vinegar, oil, garlic, mint, black pepper and Dijon. Add veal to marinade, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Prepare salad:

In large bowl, combine cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumber, onion, mint and rum. Allow to stand at room temperature for at least half an hour to allow flavours to blend. Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in warm water while salad is marinating.

Prepare brochettes:

Heat grill or barbecue to medium-high. Remove veal strips from marinade and thread onto skewers using one strip per skewer. Grill over medium-high heat until medium doneness, approximately one minute per side.

To serve, arrange 2 lettuce leaves on each plate and to with 1/4 cup (50 mL) spring mix and 1/4 cup (50 mL) fruit salad. Arrange 2 skewers on top of salad and garnish with a quartered strawberry. Serve immediately.

Source: www.ontariovealappeal.ca

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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