Meaty, succulent, and oh-so-juicy Grilled Veal Chops with Sundried Tomato Gremolata are always a favorite, and when you top them with a Tuscan-inspired mixture of sundried tomatoes and herbs, they’re over-the-top-delicious!
This post is sponsored by Veal – Discover Delicious, funded by the Beef Farmers and Ranchers, but all opinions are my own.
Move over BBQ sauce and make way for the sundried tomato gremolata that tops these impressive Grilled Veal Chops. They’re meaty and delicious and are easy to make on your grill. Elevate your grilling game and impress everyone with these fantastic chops!
Grilling veal chops isn’t hard, and you can make the topping for these excellent veal steaks ahead of time, so it’s ready to go. Ready for some serious flavor? Get your hands on some veal chops, and let’s get grilling!
What Is Gremolata?
Gremolata is a fancy Italian name for a garnish or topping made with various ingredients, including parsley, garlic, and lemon. It pairs perfectly with meat or fish and is an elegant and tasty garnish to these impressive BBQ veal chops. Think of it as a sauce for grilled veal chops.
Don’t have a grill? Check out these delicious pan-seared veal loin chops with red chimichurri!
What Is A Veal Chop?
Veal is the meat from young cows and like beef, there are a variety of veal chops available. For this recipe, look for veal steaks – or chops – with a bone in. Rib veal chops have the bone on them, so they’re extra flavorful. You can find these chops in most large grocery stores or ask your butcher. Look for light pink chops with milky white fat.
- Veal chops – Look for rib veal chops or veal loin chops.
- Oil – Olive oil is fine.
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh Rosemary
- Balsamic reduction
For the Sundried Tomato Gremolata:
- Sundried tomatoes
- Fresh parsley
- Garlic – Fresh cloves.
- Lemon zest – Use a microplane grater to get the perfect lemon zest, or mince thinly sliced lemon peel.
How to Make The Best Grilled Veal Chops
You can make the sundried tomato gremolata ahead of time, so it’s ready to go when the chops are fresh off the grill and still hot. The heat from the chops will release the flavors in the garlic, lemon, and sundried tomatoes. Yum!
Combine the minced sundried tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, lemon zest, and salt in a small bowl. Set it aside until your veal chops are cooked.
Rub the veal chops in olive oil and sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Add the chopped rosemary to the tops of the chops and let them rest for 30 minutes.
Prep the charcoal grill for a 2-zone fire by arranging the charcoal on one side of the grill. Cover the grill and preheat it.
Place the veal chops on the hot side of the grill (medium-high heat) for 3-4 minutes. Rotate the chops and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Flip the chops and move them to the cooler side of the grill.
Cover and cook an additional 4-5 minutes or until the chops reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees F as measured by a meat thermometer.
Transfer and cover the chops, resting them on a plate for 5 minutes. The internal temperature will rise to 145 degrees F, measured with an instant-read thermometer, while the veal chops rest.
How To Serve
Serve the chops by slicing the meat from the bone and then cutting the meat into strips across the grain.
Drizzle the chops with the balsamic reduction and spoon the sundried tomato gremolata over the top.
Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve with tomato salad and arugula.
Tips For Grilling Veal Chops
- Getting your grill good and hot before putting the chops on it will help get good grill marks on the chops and will keep them from sticking to the grill.
- Watch your heat – these chops don’t take long to cook.
- Use a digital meat thermometer or meat probe to get an accurate internal temp on the chops, so you don’t overcook them.
What To Serve With Grilled Veal Chops
Serve this amazing meal with grilled artichokes, Brussels sprouts, Domino Potatoes, or smoked corn on the cob.
Package the chops and gremolata separately in airtight containers in the fridge. The chops will keep for 2-3 days, and the gremolata will be fine for a day or so. The lemon in the gremolata may discolor the herbs, but it’ll be fine to eat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not long. A lot depends on the thickness of the chops, the temperature of your grill, and the temperature of the chops when you put them onto the grill. ½-inch chops should be ready in under 15 minutes. Don’t forget to rest them before serving!
Yes! This is an easy recipe. The biggest danger is overcooking the chops, so use a digital meat thermometer to ensure you don’t overcook the chops.
They are essentially the same thing, but in veal different terms are used to describe the same cuts in beef. In some cases, a veal Rib Chop can be compared to a Tomahawk chop. Regarding veal steaks, it could be a rib steak if cut boneless. Steaks from veal tenderloins are called medallions. Cuts are just smaller and slightly different in veal.
Grilled Veal Chops with Sun-dried Tomato Gremolata
For the grilled veal chops
- 4 Veal chops veal rib chops, bone-in veal chops, about .5 to .75 pound each.
- 6 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Rosemary
- 1 tsp Balsamic Reduction
- 1 oz Parmesan Cheese
For the sun-dried tomato gremolata
- 3 oz Sun dried tomatoes minced
- ⅛ cup Parsley chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic finely minced
- 1 Lemon zested
Make the Sun-dried tomato Gremolata:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and salt.3 oz Sun dried tomatoes, ⅛ cup Parsley, 2 cloves Garlic, 1 Lemon, Salt
- Set aside until ready to use.
Make the Grilled Veal Chops:
- Rub the veal chops in olive oil and a liberal coating of salt and pepper.4 Veal chops, 1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Pepper, 6 tbsp Oil
- Sprinkle rosemary over top and allow the chops to sit for 30 minutes.1 tsp Rosemary
- Meanwhile, prep a 2-zone fire on your grill by arranging charcoal on one side of the grill.
- Place the grill grate on and clean if needed. Cover the grill and allow to preheat.
- When the grill is ready, place the chops on the hot side of the grill without touching for 3 to 4 minutes to. Rotate and allow to sit another 2 minutes.
- Flip the chops and place them on the cooler side of the grill.
- Cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes longer until the chops reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
- Remove the chops from the grill and rest on a plate covered with foil for 5 minutes.
- The internal temperature will rise to 145 degrees F, as measured by a meat thermometer, while the veal chops rest.
- Slice the chops from the bone, and then slice the veal steaks into thin strips against the grain.
- Drizzle with the balsamic reduction and spoon the sun-dried tomato gremolata over the chops to serve.1 tsp Balsamic Reduction
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Sprinkle freshly shaved parmesan cheese over top.
- Slice from the bone, and then into thin strips against the grain.
- Serve with tomato salad and arugula
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