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Veal Chops With Rosemary Butter


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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter - (1/2 stick) room temperature
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme divided
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 veal 1"-thk rib chops - (12 oz ea)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 fresh 4"-long rosemary sprig
  • 1 garlic clove flattened
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons low-salt chicken broth


Servings 4


Step 1

Whisk butter, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, and pinch of salt in small bowl to blend. Wrap rosemary butter in plastic wrap, forming 1 1/2-inch-diameter log. Chill at least 2 hours. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

Arrange chops in single layer in large baking dish. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary and 3/4 teaspoon thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Rub oil and seasonings into chops. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and chill. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before continuing.)

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add rosemary sprig and garlic. Sauté until garlic is fragrant but not brown, about 2 minutes. Discard rosemary sprig and garlic. Increase heat to high. Add chops; cook until chops are browned and meat thermometer inserted horizontally into center reads 130 degrees, about 2 minutes per side.

Transfer chops to plate. Pour off drippings from pan. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add wine to skillet and cook until reduced to about 2 teaspoons, scraping up browned bits, about 30 seconds. Add chicken broth; cook until reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 30 seconds. Drizzle over chops.

Cut rosemary butter into 4 slices. Place 1 slice atop each chop and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

What To Drink: A svelte red Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits or a Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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