Sunday, July 15, 2007

The dreaded veal

 

I had this fear of, or rather, aversion to, veal. Rob made veal chops for us once and I could barely eat them. My challenge this week was to make myself, at the very least, be able to eat them. I salted them very thoroughly before rubbing with garlic and allowing them to rest for an hour or so. Then I cooked them in a cast iron pan over medium high heat until they were a solid medium. Served with couscous and summer vegetable stew. The verdict? They were delicious!
 

We sipped a Spanish rose, recommended by the wonderful staff at Liberty Wines Granville Island. Possibly the new favourite of the summer.

5 comments:

wheresmymind said...

Looks like a great wine for the summer!

linda said...

Thanks Jeff, it is!

Mindy said...

I may just have to pick up a bottle of that on Thursday. (Is it wrong to buy a bottle of wine and drink alone, though? LOL.)

Nerissa said...

Funny, I had an absolute aversion to veal myself until last summer (being a pesco-vegetarian for years no doubt added to that). I took the leap and had my FIL's version and I was shocked at how good it was. But it's like a dirty little secret for me now as my animal-loving sister would be horrified as it fits into the cute cuddly abused animal category for her. I'd never hear the end of her soap-boxing lectures.
PS: I just may bite the bullet and confess online in a day or so as FIL has bought some for one of the meals this weekend. It's too good not to talk about just because one person has a bee in her bum about it.

Johnny said...

veal! intimidating....

one day, perhaps.