Grilled Veal With Merlot Sauce Recipe

A grilled veal recipe served with tender grilled apples.


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups carrots, chopped
1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons black peppercorns, whole
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
2 bay leaves
750 ml merlot
1 1/2 cups beef stock
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
4 veal chops, 1-inch thick

2 apples, sliced thin
1 tsp butter


1 Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add carrots, celery and onions; saute until vegetables are brown, about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste; stir 30 seconds. Add peppercorns, rosemary, lemon peel and bay leaves; stir 1 minute. Add wine. Boil until mixture is thick, about 15 minutes. Add both stocks and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced to about 3/4 cup and thickens to sauce consistency, about 20 minutes. Strain sauce. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before using).

2 Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Season veal with salt and pepper. Grill or broil to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.

3 At the same time, place buttered apple slices onto grill for 2 minutes on each side.

4 Transfer veal to plates. Spoon sauce over and serve.