|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This veal recipe is simple yet delicious. Because it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, it's ideal for special occasions but can be prepared quickly and easily enough for a weeknight meal. Make sure the chops are all uniform in shape and size to streamline the process; it means your chops have a better chance of all being ready at the same time.
If you've never had veal before, its taste is more delicate than beef, and it's typically very tender. The recipe is fairly straightforward, but it takes well to gussying up if desired. Add some other herbs to the fresh thyme, such as fresh rosemary. Serve these chops with a side of grilled vegetables (corn and peppers would be nice), along with rice or some mashed potatoes for the perfect meal.
6 veal chops, about 1 1/2 inches thick
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the grill for medium-high heat.
Coat chops with oil, salt, pepper, and thyme.
Place veal on the grill and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until it reaches desired doneness.
Remove chops from the grill and allow them rest for 5 or so minutes covered with aluminum foil.
Serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy.
- Make sure you cook the veal to a minimum internal temperature of 145 F. Use an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness and remember that the meat will continue to cook for a few minutes once you've pulled it off the heat to rest. Veal benefits from a 3- to 5-minute rest.
- You can also cook this dish in a grill pan on your stovetop if you don't have a grill.
Feel free to amplify this recipe a bit in terms of flavor by adding any of the following:
- Caramelized onions or shallots
- Sliced mushrooms
- Capers and lemon juice
- Freshly chopped parsley or rosemary, or a combination of both, with or without the fresh thyme
How to Store and Freeze Veal Chops
Leftover veal chops will keep in the refrigerator for three to five days as long as they are well wrapped or kept in an airtight container.
You can also wrap and freeze them in a zip-close freezer bag for up to three months.