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Veal Chops with Portobello Mushroom Reduction Sauce.

 
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k.c.hawg
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 6:48 pm    Post subject: Veal Chops with Portobello Mushroom Reduction Sauce. Reply with quote

My dear wife called me from Costco Saturday to tell me they had some of their USDA Prime Beef on sale. She was looking at a Bottom Round which I told her I would pass on and then said "here is a beautiful Prime NY Strip Loin for $8.99 lb." I said grab that!! It usually runs closer to $14.99 lb here. As she eased on through the meat market she said they had some beautiful Veal Chops. We cook with ground Veal every so often but neither of us have ever eaten or prepared a cut of Veal. So we decided it was time to give Veal Chops a try.

I decided on Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles as the sides. She was hoping to go see friends and have an afternoon drink at our favorite place so I did as much of the prep work as possible.










Prepared my garlic for roasting....man that makes a house smell good!! Very nice chops, about 1.5" to 1.75" thick seasoned with Olive Oil, Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper. Peggy found me a recipe for a pan seared Veal Chop that had a Portobello Mushroom Sauce cooked in the pan. I altered it to grilled Veal Chops that will finish in the reduction sauce.





I ran the Primo up to 550 and left the lid open for a moment leading up to putting the chops on. I wanted the flame at grate level to lick the chops a little to give me a crusty sear

I pulled the chops of at around 75% of the target temp and let them rest. That left me with a good hot flame to make my reduction sauce. Right in here is where I would normally show you the making of the sauce but I was having a drink with my neighbor, cutting jokes and trying not to cut my finger off.



The Portobello Mushroom Reduction Sauce started with 2 tbs of Olive Oil and 1 Tbs of Butter in a hot skillet. I added 8 ozs of Baby Bela Mushrooms cut in 1/4" to 1/2' thick slices, a good tbs of chopped Shallots and seasoned with Cracked Black Pepper. When the mushrooms were browned up I add 1.5 cups of Chicken Stock, 1/2 cup of a good Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 tsp of fresh chopped Rosemary. That went out to the Primo to start reducing.







Once my sauce had reduced some I added my chops back in to finish. I want the sauce to finish with the consistence of a medium thick gravy. I turn the chops several times to baste them. The smells at this point are fantastic!! The mushrooms were intentionall cut thick to stand up to the high heat.





This was a homerun. My beautiful wife gave me an OMG...that might be the best meal I've ever had. That is why we love to cook!!



If you would like to read more about the cook check out my blog. Thanks for looking.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all looks great.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Todd, I am all over this.Very Happy The chops and plate up looks beautiful. Nicely done my man. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed.. You are taking your game to the next level for sure..

I have done a sauce very much the same as the one you prepared though I finished it with some heavy cream.

Hard to beat a thick veal chop.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I wanted the flame at grate level to lick the chops "

Yeah, I'll dang well bet you did !!!!

I'm licking my chops!!!!

where's that "licking chops" emoticon that Roxy was asking about? SoEzzy says it's this : Razz ....but I think that one's RAZZ & i'm sure not going to razz you about that cook !!!!

Many moons ago, when I didn't have a grill around, I did a lot of "pan-seared' stuff & that looks pinnacle.....I can understand your wife's final answer on this one !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW Shocked

sorry, can't say anything else but that. Damn nice job!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1buckie wrote:

where's that "licking chops" emoticon that Roxy was asking about? SoEzzy says it's this : Razz ....but I think that one's RAZZ & i'm sure not going to razz you about that cook !!!

That looks so lip smackin' good KC. Well done.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dam that looks good! Shocked Very Happy

KC, outstanding job, I'm sure you both enjoyed that meal. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
1buckie wrote:

where's that "licking chops" emoticon that Roxy was asking about? SoEzzy says it's this : Razz ....but I think that one's RAZZ & i'm sure not going to razz you about that cook !!!

That looks so lip smackin' good KC. Well done.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man KC, that looks fandamntastic!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15 13 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^ What they said ^^^^^ Laughing

That looks great! Loving that sauce, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16 13 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding looking veal chops k.c.hawg....I love the flavor of a nice thick veal chop....when I go out to nice resto's I always check the menu for veal chops....gotta love the grilled asparagus wrapped in bacon....washed down with some nice dry red(Cab Sav).....awesome looking meal. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16 13 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC, you have my saliva glands doing double time! That not only looks EXTRADINARY, but even sounds exceptional !

I really like mushroom sauses and the one you made is definitely a winner in any cook book. I will be making this !!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16 13 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frickin show off..!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16 13 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL....




My turkey sandwich taste like chit now that I have seen those pics, very nicely done.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17 13 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Man I wish I would have thought it was prudent that I try Veal Chops at some point before now. I hate that I've gone 54 years and never tried this!!



Jarhead those are some great emoticons. Kind of looks like one of those meat market bars at closing time!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17 13 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one delicious looking plate up!! Nicely done. Very Happy

I don't think I could get my wife to try veal .... or lamb.
I love the stuff, but, hardly cook it. Confused Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17 13 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, those chops and the whole meal look awesome!!
I kept scrolling back to the pictures and drooling all over the screen Embarassed
I love veal chops and Costco don’t always carry them. I pick some up whenever I can.
That’s picture perfect meal Very Happy
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