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Saltimbocca - Grilled Saltimbocca “alla Maplewoodroad” (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
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Mouthwatering Grilled Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca is Italian for “jumps in your mouth.”  It’s a mouthwatering dish consisting of three ingredients: Veal (or pork), sage, and prosciutto.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: grilled saltimbocca
Servings: 2
Calories: 748kcal


  • 6  thin-cut pork (or veal) cutlets
  • 6 large sage leaves (or 12 small ones)
  • 6 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 6 toothpicks

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Start charcoals.
  • Assemble saltimbocca. Place cutlet on a cutting board, lay a sage leaf on top, then a slice of prosciutto. Weave through a toothpick to hold it all together, so it lies flat.
  • Place a lightly oiled cooking grate back on the grill.
  • Cook directly over the coals: Meat side down first for two minutes, flip, and prosciutto side down for another 60 seconds. These are not typos. Total cooking time of three minutes! And trust me, if you cook them 10 seconds too long, they will be overcooked. Don’t blame me. I told you so :)
  • Before serving, melt a tablespoon of butter, squeeze some lemon juice into the butter, and drizzle over the dish.
  • Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables.



Calories: 748kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 110g | Fat: 31g | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 1924mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg