These involtini meat rolls hail from the Sicilian metropolis of Messina. They’re made by stuffing a beef or veal cutlet with seasoned bread crumbs, pistachio pesto and cheese, then breading them with crushed pistachios earlier than roasting.
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Home made Pistachio “Flour”
In Italy, it’s widespread to see premade pistachio flour, which is used to “bread” the involtini. You possibly can simply make your personal by merely utilizing a meals processor to mix shelled pistachios into a rough powder. If attainable, it’s greatest to make use of pistachios that aren’t roasted and salted, however the recipe will work effective even when that’s all you’ve got entry to.
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INVOLTINI MESSINESI AL PISTACCHIO RECIPE
Makes: 8 involtini meat rolls
Prepare dinner Time: 45 minutes
For this recipe, you have to:
1 cup (100g) bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 oz. (30g) grated pecorino cheese, or to style
Additional-virgin olive oil
Recent black pepper
¼ cup (30g) pistachio flour
8 skinny beef or veal cutlets (about 1 lb. or 450g)
About ¼ cup (45g) pistachio pesto
2 oz. (60g) provola cheese
Preheat the oven to 395°F (200°C).
Start by making ready some seasoned bread crumbs (“mujica cunzata”). In a bowl, combine collectively the bread crumbs, chopped garlic, grated pecorino cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt/pepper to style. Switch about half of the seasoned bread crumbs right into a separate bowl and blend it with the pistachio flour.
Fill a plate with olive oil. Take one meat cutlet and dip it into the oil, masking each side evenly. Switch to a clear plate for meeting. On one facet of the cutlet, place a spoonful of the seasoned breadcrumbs, topped with a small spoonful of pistachio pesto and a small chunk of provola cheese.
Fold the sides of the cutlet inward, then wrap the meat up like a burrito. Use a toothpick inserted via the middle of the involtini to carry it shut. Mud the roll within the bread crumb/pistachio flour combine and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat to make the remaining involtini.
Roast the involtini for 15-20 minutes, till the meat is cooked via and now not pink. Serve heat, whereas the cheese remains to be melted (and don’t neglect to take away the toothpick).