A “wow” entrée ready in less than 20 min! veal chops in reduced balsamic


Veal chops in reduced balsamic

It is so nice when you’re running out of time to cook dinner and find something in your freezer that turns out to be a great inspiration. All of a sudden your normal and plain meal becomes a fancy dinner. Better yet, you have it ready in less than 20 minutes! And hardly any mess in the kitchen.

It is summer, we tend to eat less on a hot day like today. I just added a salad (arugula and cherry tomatoes) to the veal chops. It was plenty and sooo tasty! The chops were tender, had a beautiful caramelized color and the reduced balsamic brought a sweet and tangy flavor to it.
It is a simple recipe that can turn into a beautiful entrée for a sophisticated dinner.

Veal chops in reduced balsamic

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs sugar
2 tsp crushed peppercorns
1/3 cup beef stock
4 veal rib chops, trimmed of fat

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the balsamic and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced to 3 tbs about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the beef stock and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and peppercorns. Press the sugar mixture onto one side of each veal chop.
Heat a large nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add the chops, sugar sides down, and cook until caramelized underneath, about 3 minutes. Turn the chops and continue cooking until the meat is just springy when pressed with a finger for medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes more, or until done to your liking.

Transfer the chops to a warmed platter. Return the pan to medium-high heat. Add the reduced vinegar mixture and deglaze the pan, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the pan bottom. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced to 3 tbs about 3 minutes.

Streak 4 warmed individual plates with the reduced sauce and arrange each with a veal chop.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


One Comment Add yours

  1. Carolina says:

    The balsamic adds such a great flavour!

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