A Perfect Recipe for Tender Veal Chops With Red Grapes

When it comes to cooking premium cuts like veal chops, you need a reliable recipe that guarantees exceptional results with minimal effort. This oven-roasted veal chops recipe, inspired by restaurant techniques, starts with a flavorful pan sear and finishes in the oven. Let’s dive into the secrets of creating an extraordinary meal!

Let’s Celebrate with Juicy Veal Chops

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a special dinner menu? Instead of going out, we prefer to spend the evening at home, just the two of us, indulging in a memorable feast. While the appetizers and sides may change each year, one thing remains constant: veal. Whether it’s in the form of Osso Buco or these mouthwatering veal chops, paired with a simple side dish and a bottle of fine wine, it completes the evening perfectly.

The Key to Quality Products

At culinary school, the chefs emphasized the importance of always choosing quality ingredients. When it comes to veal, I like to enjoy it guilt-free by purchasing it from a source that guarantees both quality and humane treatment. For me, Whole Foods and reputable butcher shops fit the bill. It may come with a higher price tag, but when it comes to a special meal with a premium cut like veal chops, it’s worth every penny. These long bone veal rib chops, about an inch and a half thick and weighing around 3/4 pounds each, may seem intimidating, but with the right technique, they’re easier to cook than you might think.

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The E-A-S-Y Technique for Veal Chop Perfection

Fancy and elegant doesn’t have to mean time-consuming and fussy. How do you cook veal chops in the oven? The secret lies in giving them a flavorful sear before roasting them to perfection. Here’s a simple six-step process, easy to remember with the “SSRRSS” rule:

  • Season: Season the veal chops generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Sear: Use an oven-proof French steel pan or a trusty cast iron skillet. Heat the pan over medium-high heat and add a couple of tablespoons of unsalted butter. Sear the veal chops on each side, turning them only once. This creates a delightful golden brown crust, sealing in the juices and enhancing the unique flavor.
  • Roast: Transfer the seared veal chops to a preheated 450 degree Fahrenheit oven. Let them cook for approximately 7 minutes, then turn them over and cook for another 7 minutes.
  • Rest: Remove the veal chops from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a tender and juicy result.
  • Slice: After resting, slice the veal chops and marvel at their succulent perfection.
  • Season: Before serving, season the sliced veal chops with a final touch of salt and pepper to elevate the flavors.

Checking the Temperature

With an expensive cut of meat like veal chops, it’s advisable to rely on a digital read meat thermometer to ensure they are cooked to perfection. The USDA recommends cooking whole muscle veal cuts, such as steaks, roasts, and chops, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare, 160 degrees Fahrenheit for medium, or 170 degrees Fahrenheit for well-done.

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Veal Chops Recipe with Roasted Red Grapes

Now that we’ve mastered the art of cooking veal chops, let’s explore a delightful pairing. A veal chop dinner menu should keep it simple, allowing the star of the show, the bone-in veal chops, to shine. Serve them alongside roasted red grapes marinated in sherry vinegar for a caramelized, sweet, and tart garnish that complements the chops perfectly. To complete the meal, consider roasted smashed new potatoes and steamed broccoli or glazed carrots for a splash of color.

I hope you give this veal chops recipe a try. If you do, don’t forget to come back and give it a star rating and share your experience in the comments. I love hearing from my readers! And remember, if you have a favorite veal chops recipe, I’m always eager to discover new culinary delights.

Pairing with the Perfect Wine

To enhance the flavors of your veal chops, a carefully chosen wine can make all the difference. We opted for an Oregon Pinot from Roots 49 Rows, hailing from the Chehalem Mountains. Its aromatic and concentrated profile perfectly complements the veal chops without overpowering them, resulting in a truly delightful dining experience.

More Special Dinner Ideas

If you’re looking for more special dinner ideas, here are a few mouthwatering options to consider:

  • Beef Tagliata (Italian Steak)
  • Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Lobster Avocado Salsa
  • Grilled T-bone Steaks with Cowboy Butter
  • Grilled Rib-eye Steak with Mustard Sauce

Don’t forget to explore my Beef Category for a wide range of steak, burger, and ground beef recipes. One of my most popular recipes is the Coca Cola BBQ Crockpot Brisket.

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Now that you’re armed with the secret to pan-roasted veal chops, it’s time to invite your besties over and savor this culinary masterpiece. Enjoy!