Veal scallops with mushrooms
Scaloppine alla boscaiola
These scallops with mushrooms come from the woodlands around Lucca in Tuscany. Here they are made with pork instead of veal or beef. Still, I always prefer veal or beef.
Boscaiola comes from ‘bosco’- the Italian word for wood – and means a woman who lives in or near a forest. When a dish is ‘alla boscaiola’ it usually indicates that mushrooms have been used to give the course a nice, earthy flavor.