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I adapted this recipe from the cookbook
Dining By Fireflies - Unexpected Pleasures of
The New South by the Junior League of Charlotte, North Carolina. This recipe was shared with me by my friend Andra Cook of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Andra served this outstanding dish to her gourmet group.
Check out all of Linda's
Beef Recipes using various cuts of beef.
Tournedos of Veal with Shrimp and Chanterelles Recipe
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
8 thick veal rib chops*
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound Chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoons fresh
onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
16 large uncooked
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 ounce brandy or cognac
1/2 cup veal or other meat stock
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (for garnish)
* If you are nice to your butcher, he or she will do this for you.
chops. When deboned, each veal chop should be approximately 5 ounces each). Trim silver skin away and wrap each around rib eye muscle. Secure with toothpick or
string. Refrigerate, covered. Photo of veal rib chops by
Le Québécois of Quebec.
In a large frying pan, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter.
Add Chanterelle mushrooms and sauté over high heat. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley. Cover to release water from mushrooms and then uncover to let moisture evaporate.
Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a large bowl; set aside. Wipe frying pan clean.
In the cleaned frying pan, add 1 tablespoon butter;
sauté onion and carrot over medium heat. Add shrimp. Increase heat to high and
sauté approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add brandy or cognac; cook approximately 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are pink and
opaque in center (cut to test). Remove from heat and add to the mushroom mixture.
In a heavy frying pan (I use my cast-iron frying pan) over medium-high heat, heat remaining butter.
Salt and pepper each side of veal chops. Sear the steaks, moving them with tongs a little so they don't stick to the bottom, for approximately 4 minutes per side.
Cook until medium-rare and an internal thermometer registers 125°F (use a
meat thermometer to test for doneness). Remove from the pan, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
During this time the meat continues to cook (meat temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven) and the juices redistribute.
Deglaze pan with veal or meat stock until reduced by half. Add any juice from settle from the cooked veal chops. Add cream and cook on medium-high heat a few minutes
until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in vegetables and shrimp mixture.
To serve, place veal chops on individual serving plates. Top with vegetable/shrimp mixture.
Sprinkle with tarragon and serve.
Makes 8 servings.