Grilled Veal Chops with Mushroom Sauce

Beef, Entrees | March 11, 2016 | By


Tender and juicy veal chops, first soaked in a red wine, shallot marinade, then grilled and topped with a rich, incredible mushroom sauce that would also be excellent on pork chops or chicken! A must make!

Ingredients:
Serves 2
Marinade:

• 2 Tbs olive oil
• 2 Tbs chopped shallots
• 1/2 cup red wine

Veal Chops & Mushroom Sauce:

• 2 veal chops
• 1 Tbs of olive oil
• 1 shallot, chopped
• 6 oz of Crimini or Shitake mushrooms, sliced
• 2 tsp of green or black peppercorns, chopped
• 2 Tbs of balsamic vinegar
• 1/2 cup of of red wine
• 1/2 cup of beef broth
• 3 or 4 fresh thyme sprigs
• 1 heaping tsp of Dijon mustard
• 1 Tbs of butter
• 1/2 tsp of salt
• 1 tsp of cornstarch mixed with 1 tsp of water

Directions:
Marinade:

Place the veal chops in a large plastic bag and pour in the marinade ingredients, seal the bag and massage the meat. Put the bag in a container in case it springs a leak! Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the marinade and pat dry.To make the mushroom sauce, heat the oil in a heavy skillet, add the shallots and mushrooms and saute for 3-4 minutes.Add the peppercorns, vinegar, red wine, beef broth and thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil, then simmer and reduce by half, about 15 – 20 minutes.
Stir in the mustard, butter, salt and cornstarch mixture to thicken slightly. Taste, add more salt if needed. Time to grill the veal chops, either stovetop in a heavy skillet or an outside grill.  Rub the chops with a little oil and over high heat, grill the chops for 8 minutes on the first side, then turn and grill 7 – 8 more minutes.
To serve, plate the veal chops and top with the heavenly sauce! A delicious masterpiece!

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