The Best Ways To Cook English Veal (Recipes)

The Best Ways To Cook English Veal (Recipes)

Wanna cook English veal like a pro? Here are two delicious recipes recommended by expert butchers: Blanquette Of Veal and Grilled Veal Chops.

English veal, or rose veal, is produced in line with the highest welfare standards, with the end result being a product that stands apart from that of other countries.

These calves are housed in light, well-ventilated barns with deep straw bedding and have the freedom to move around, which means their muscles are better developed.

It is this that gives the meat a deeper color than the white veal that was once produced in the UK, hence the name ‘rose’.

This higher-welfare meat is leaner and more tender than other cuts of beef, with a milder and more delicate flavor. English veal is easy to cook and tastes great in an array of dishes.

Veal is an excellent source of protein, vitamin D, and vitamin B12.

This tasty and tender meat has its flavor enhanced by classic ingredients such as mushrooms, onions, garlic, lemon, white wine, basil, and rosemary.

Veal has plenty to offer when it comes to meal options, whether you cook simple chops, a warming pot roast, or a traditional English veal dish such as blanquette of veal or veal and ham pie.

Two Delicious Ways To Cook English Veal

Expert online butchers at The Dorset Meat Company have high-quality English veal available for you to purchase and have shared a couple of their favorite recipes below.

Here’s how experienced chefs recommend you to cook English veal:

Blanquette Of Veal

This English veal recipe provides you 6 delicious servings for your entire family.

Let’s see what ingredients you need and how to actually cook English veal for a perfect Blanquette of Veal.


Here’s what you need for this recipe:

  • 1-liter veal stock;
  • 250ml white wine;
  • 2 medium leeks, trimmed and chopped;
  • 3 sticks celery, chopped;
  • 3 carrots, chopped;
  • 2 shallots, chopped;
  • 1 whole bulb garlic, halved;
  • 2 sprigs rosemary;
  • 1kg boneless shoulder or back rib of veal;
  • 300g button mushroom, trimmed and halved if large;
  • 3 egg yolks;
  • 1 pot double cream (284ml);
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard;
  • 25g butter, plus a little extra for the pasta;
  • Large bunch flat-leaf parsley, stalks trimmed, leaves roughly chopped;
  • Grated zest and juice ½ lemon;
  • 300g fresh tagliatelle.


Here are the steps you must follow for a perfectly balanced Blanquette of veal recipe:

  1. Once you’ve prepared your ingredients, start by pouring the veal stock and white wine into a large saucepan.
  2. Add all the vegetables except the mushrooms.
  3. Add garlic and rosemary then bring to boil, before simmering for 10 minutes.
  4. Trim any excess fat away from your veal and dice the meat.
  5. Add to the pan alongside the mushrooms.
  6. Return to a simmer and season well, then cook for 20 minutes. You want the meat to be just tender, so give it a bit longer if it’s not quite there yet. If you don’t intend to use it yet, the stew can be cooled and chilled or frozen at this point.
  7. When you’re ready to serve, beat together the egg yolks and double cream.
  8. Return the stew to a simmer and stir in the mustard, before quickly mixing in the yolks and cream mixture.
  9. Stir until the stew starts to thicken slightly, making sure the mixture doesn’t overheat and curdle.
  10. Once the stew is at the desired thickness, stir in the butter.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the parsley, lemon zest, and juice. Season to taste.
  12. Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle by boiling it according to the instructions on the packet.
  13. Once cooked, drain the pasta and toss with a little butter.
  14. Divide the pasta between six plates, spoon the blanquette of veal on top and serve.

Veal chops

Grilled Veal Chops

This English veal recipe provides you 6 delicious servings for your entire family.

Let’s see what ingredients you need and what the preparation steps are to perfectly grill veal chops.


Here’s what you need for this recipe:

  • 6 veal chops;
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil;
  • ½ tsp salt;
  • ½ tsp black pepper;
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped.


Here are the steps you must follow to grill veal chops perfectly:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Coat your veal chops with oil and season with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  3. Cook the veal chops on the grill for about 7-8 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove chops from the grill once cooked. Cover with foil and allow them to rest for around 5 minutes.
  5. Serve the chops with your favorite side dishes.

I recommend you to serve English veal chops with mashed potato and grilled vegetables or with a delicious lemon caper sauce.

Hopefully, you enjoy these English veal recipes and, at the same time, learn to cook English veal like a pro (or should I say, chef?).

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