Have you thought about cooking veal this summer? Well, it’s time to fire up the grill and get those tender veal chops and juicy veal burgers cooking! Our meat team is excited to bring you a special veal sale for the WHOLE month of June (in our U.S. stores only).Only two suppliers provide Whole Foods Market with veal – Strauss Free Raised and Provitello Farms, part of Mosner Family Brands. You can learn more about Strauss pasture-raised veal from this recent blog. We only sell veal that meets our quality standards for:
No antibiotics — ever
No added growth hormones*
No animal byproducts in feed other than cow's milk
Pasture-raised or group housing only; no tethering or individual crates
Unlimited access to grain (or grass if pasture-raised)
*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork, poultry, goats, veal and bison.
All of our U.S. stores will offer discounts on veal until the end of June — just talk to your butcher at your local Whole Foods Market meat counter for more information on special veal offers available in your area. (Discounts vary by state.)And if you need some inspiration when it comes to cooking, try this great Herb Rubbed Veal Chop recipe:2 whole sprigs thyme1 whole sprig fresh rosemary1 sprig fresh sage, including stems and leaves1 stem basil, including stems and leaves2 cloves garlic, crushed1/4c extra-virgin olive oilCrushed black pepper to taste4 Ribeye or Porterhouse veal chopsRoughly chop herbs and put into large sealable plastic bag. Add crushed garlic, olive oil and pepper. Next, add chops to bag and coat them well with marinade. Refrigerate in bag for two hours or up to overnight.STOVE-TOP METHOD: Remove chops from refrigerator for 30 minutes before cooking. Heat skillet on medium until hot. Remove chops from bag and salt to taste. Place chops in hot skillet and cook to desired doneness (about 5 minutes per side), until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F.GRILLING METHOD: Heat grill on medium until hot. Remove chops from bag and salt to taste. Place chops on hot grill and cook to desired doneness (about 5 minutes per side), until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
Do you have a favorite veal recipe? We’d love to hear it.