Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chick'n Scallopini with wilted greens

I had a coupon for some Gardein, so someone suggested their Chick'n Scallopini in the frozen section. I don't eat a ton of faux meat, but this was a nice change. These are super easy to cook up! Here's my little recipe for them-

Chick'n Scallopini with Wilted Greens
(serves 2)

2 Gardein cutlets (Chick'n Scallopini)
1 cup white wine
4-6 oz white mushrooms, sliced
1-2 bunches kale, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1 TB Earth Balance (or other non-dairy butter)
Juice of 1-2 lemons (depending how "lemony" you like it, use 1 to start)

Add 1/4 cup water to a saute pan. Saute Gardein cutlets for about 4 minutes per side. Set aside. Add 1/2 cup of the wine to the pan and boil for about 3-5 minutes. Add the butter and juice of 1/2 lemon. Whisk. Add the mushrooms and kale to the pan and cook until bright green/wilted, stirring occasionally (~5 minutes). Set the greens aside. Add the rest of the wine to the pan and boil for about 3-5 minutes. Add the rest of the lemon juice and the Gardein cutlets to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes per side. Add the greens back into the pan (next to the cutlets) to reheat for 30 seconds or so. Spoon the greens onto a plate, place the cutlet on top, and pour the sauce over it (liquid from pan). *cutlets don't brown because I don't use oil to saute.

I served mine with this awesome Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower (so good!).

Have you tried Gardein? Do you have other favorite Gardein products? They seem to be a bit pricey, so I don't buy unless I have a coupon usually.

Eat smart,

1 comment:

  1. I'm also not big into faux-meat products, but I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I like Gardein's crispy tenders in particular. Those things are darned addictive!