TGRWT #18: Grilled Veal Chop with Blue Cheese/Plum Sauce


In my first look at the flavor combination of blue cheese and plums as suggested by Trig in his blog, Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef, I kept it very simple, as basic as it could be to see if I liked the combination. I did and decided to take it a step further, although as befits my modest culinary skills, I still kept it relatively simple. 



For a luncheon, I marinated 2 inch thick veal chops from Brookside Farm in a sauce of Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese and a skinned Japanese Redheart Plum that I had combined over low heat on the cook top and brushed onto the chops. I wrapped the coated chops in plastic wrap and cooked them for 3.5 hours at 130ºF in the CVap before finishing them on a charcoal grill to provide sear. To accompany the meat, I made a sauce with additional Rogue Smokey Blue and several more skinned plums, but this time I added the strained cooking juices from the meat and salt and pepper, combining them with a stick blender. The dish of sliced grilled, marinated veal chops and blue cheese plum sauce was well received by our guests. I could see this working quite well with pork or duck too. 

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I paired the veal with a 1997 Chateaude de la Negly la Porte du Ciel by Chateau de la Negly from the Languedoc, a 100% Syrah, a combination that worked well with the fruit in the sauce. A German or Alsatian Reisling would have been another good choice. The meal was rounded out by fresh green beans with a mint and walnut oil vinaigrette and fresh grilled corn on the cob and my wife's amazing blueberry/gooseberry/sour cherry pie for dessert.

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2 Responses to TGRWT #18: Grilled Veal Chop with Blue Cheese/Plum Sauce

  1. TP says:

    Johnny>>> dont forget the gorgeous string beans, the smoked trout and blue cheese!! The afternoon luncheon was absolutely delightful against the Adirondack mist as our background!! Folks, the food that the Sconzo’s serve is nothing less than the BEST!! There is no restaurant in the world that can compare. John and Kitty are an amazing duo!! We, who are invited are grateful and amazed!! WOW!!!!!

  2. John Sconzo says:

    TP, you are too kind! The EFT is in process :).

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