Grilled Veal Chops With Olives, Capers, and Sage

“I found this on the internet and Russell cooked it tonight for a special dinner for the two of us. Veal chops are almost my favourite meat, and I have beautiful sage in the garden right now. I have to admit we didn't do the bit about frying the sage leaves for garnish, but it was still wonderful over creamy mashed potatoes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm 1/2 inch olive oil in the bottom of a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the sage leaves and cook until crisp, 30 to 60 seconds; remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  3. Reserve for garnishing.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Add the veal chops and cook until golden, 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Turn the veal chops, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook until golden and cooked to medium rare, 5 to 6 minutes.
  7. Remove from the pan, place on a warm platter, cover with foil, and keep warm.
  8. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the remaining I tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and the garlic, and cook until the garlic is soft, about 15 seconds.
  9. Add the white wine and simmer until the wine has almost evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and reduce by half, 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Add the olives, capers, and fresh sage and stir together.
  11. Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  12. To serve, place one chop on each plate and spoon the sauce, olives, and capers over the top and around the sides.
  13. Garnish with crisp sage leaves and serve immediately.

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