Veal Chops with Wilted Arugula

So young and tender. I am talking about the arugula of course

This was our recent anniversary meal. The wilted arugula pairs well with the porcini mushroom pan sauce. Serve with grit cakes or polenta. 

Veal Chops with Arugula

  • 2-4 1″ veal chops
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 3 cups fresh arugula
  • Flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • Salt/pepper

Soak mushrooms in one cup boiling water. When cooled squeeze the juice from the mushrooms and chop them very fine, reserving the juice. Season some flour with one tablespoon thyme, salt and pepper. Coat each chop in the flour. Heat two tablespoons butter with oil in an oven-safe pan large enough to hold all the meat in one layer. Sear both sides of chops then finish cooking in a 375 degree oven, about 2-3 minutes. Remove chops from pan and place on a dish. They will continue to cook as they rest. Add a tablespoon butter to pan and saute the scallions in the oil scraping up any bits. Add the minced mushrooms and cut till they begin to brown. Add soaking liquid along with any meat juices from the resting chops and deglaze the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce in half. Toss arugula in sauce and quickly coat it letting the leaves just begin to wilt. Serve one chop drizzled in sauce with a heaping spoonful of the wilted arugula.

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36 Responses to Veal Chops with Wilted Arugula

  1. Carolyn Chan says:

    Congratulations guys ! What a superb way of celebrating ! Is that yellow thing polenta ?

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Congrats on the annivarsary. Great looking meal.

  3. Happy Anniversary! Looks absolutely delicious! That chop made my mouth water. :)

  4. You say arugula,we say rocket ( or here in France roquette) which is delicious by any name. The wilted version sounds excellent.

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    This would make a great celebratory meal and hope you both have many more happy occasions and anniversaries to serve it.

  6. Interesting – I’ve never wilted arugula before – got to give that a go. :-) Mandy

  7. Looks absolutely delicious and belated congratulations to you both!

  8. rsmacaalay says:

    That porcini would make that taste real good, I love your use of it.

  9. Tandy says:

    what a lovely meal! and happy anniversary :)

  10. Mad Dog says:

    Delicious – happy anniversary ;-)

  11. niasunset says:

    Should be so delicious dear Rufus… I love fresh arugula and I usually use in my cooking… Happy Anniversary for you both. With My Best wishes… Thank you, love, nia

  12. Grow, little arugula! Grow!
    Great recipe. You know those tiny crumbles of dried porcinis at the bottom of the bag? Grind them all the way into powder and put them in with the flour mix…Mushroom Heaven!

  13. Beautiful photo of those chops and arugula! I never think about cooking arugula but now I must try it. Thanks.

  14. zestybeandog says:

    This looks fantastic! Also happy anniversary! Great special occasion meal indeed!

  15. Happy Anniversary!!! What a great dish to celebrate with!

  16. What a perfectly delicious Anniversary dish!! Congratulations, you young and tender pair!!

  17. Judy says:

    Happy Anniversary! Just planted arugula this weekend, love the way it pairs with hearty meats.

  18. Love the idea of arugula cooked with porcini mushrooms and butter. Yum.

  19. Eva Taylor says:

    I am not much of a veal eater…but I can certainly see this with a loin of pork. I have yet to taste wilted arugula, it sounds lovely.
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com/

  20. sallybr says:

    Congrats on your anniversary!

    great recipe to celebrate!

  21. billpeeler says:

    What a delicious looking meal to celebrate – happy anniversary!

  22. Courtney says:

    Yu-um! You two spoiled yourselves on your special day. :)

  23. happy anniversary! No better way to celebrate then over a meal like that! WOW

  24. What big veal chops! They look delicious, particularly with the arugula (we call it rocket). Happy Anniversary!

  25. Veal with unique combination.

  26. That looks like a delicious plate of food! Happy anniversary!

  27. Happy Anniversary!

  28. Purely.. Kay says:

    Happy Annierversary you two :). I hope you had a good time ;). I haven’t had veal chops in such along time.. I think I need to go pick me up some

  29. egg me on says:

    Oh, Happy (belated) Anniversary, guys! What a great way to celebrate. That veal chop looks amazing.

  30. Congratulations of several years of marital bliss…!

  31. Kristy says:

    OH! Porcini Mushroom Pan Sauce?! Sold. Hope you had a fantastic anniversary! :)

  32. Happy late anniversary! This looks just wonderful.

  33. Pingback: Sunday Suppers: A is for Arugula | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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