Tuesday, December 14, 2010

De veau a la sauce au Vin Rouge - Veal in Red Wine Sauce

Here is a wonderful recipe with a bit of a French flair. We had some uncooked veal left over from a previous recipe, Veal Piccata, and needed to use it while it was still fresh.  I went on-line to see what I could find and came up with several options.  I decided on today’s featured recipe because it reminded me what a fantastic time Judy and I had on a recent visit to la belle France.

The French prepare their cuisine with sauces that incorporate the use wine, lots of wine. They’re no fools. 

I enjoy cooking with red wine for two reasons; 1. Red wine adds a wonderful level of flavor to any dish. And 2. You have an open bottle of wine available for sipping.  That can’t be a bad thing. 

This recipe is quick and very easy to prepare. And the Sauce? You’ll almost want to bath in it.

So here it is, today’s featured recipe, De veau a la sauce au Vin Rouge.

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Veal with Red Wine Sauce


Veal in Red Wine Sauce
1 tsp Olive Oil

1 Pound of Veal, lean, 4 chops or 4 scaloppini cutlets. I used the cutlets, cut in half for 8 pieces

1 small Onion, finely chopped

½ cup Red Wine

2 Tbsp Red Currant Jelly.  May be difficult to find, keep looking! I found it near the Mint Jelly.

½ Tbsp Brown sugar

1 tsp cornstarch

2 tsp water


Heat Oil in a non-stick pan and add Veal.  Cook until browned, about 2 – 3 minutes per side

In a small pan, heat Onion, wine, Jelly and sugar. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes.

Combine Cornstarch and Water and add to the pan. Stir until sauce thickens, a minute or two

Serve over Veal. We added small roasted Yukon potatoes as a side dish with Parsley as a garnish

Yields 4 servings. PointsPlus value per serving is 5. Level of difficulty is Easy. Prep time is 10 minutes. Cooking time is 15 minutes.

Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

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Photo by Barry Baruh

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