Veal chops with sage & creamy squash polenta

Veal chops with sage & creamy squash polenta

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 2

Enjoy time together at the weekend preparing this special dish for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal881
  • fat60g
  • saturates25g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre5g
  • protein47g
  • salt0.67g
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  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • few sage leaves



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 2 British rose veal chops

For the polenta

  • 500g chunk butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100ml milk



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  • 50g polenta



    An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…

  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan



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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. For the polenta, toss the squash and oil with a little salt, then roast for 40 mins until really tender. Whizz squash to a purée with the milk. Leave the oven on. Cook polenta following pack instructions. Once soft and creamy, stir in the purée and Parmesan with seasoning. Keep warm.

  2. Heat the butter and oil in an ovenproof pan (if you have one) until sizzling. Press a few sage leaves onto the chops, season generously, then fry over a high heat for 2 mins on each side until golden and crisp. Transfer to the oven for 5 mins to finish cooking (tip everything into a small roasting tin if your pan isn’t ovenproof). Check the veal is just cooked through but still juicy, then rest for a few mins while you dish up the polenta and salad (see recipe below). If the polenta has firmed up too much, loosen with a splash more milk, then divide between two plates. Top each with a chop and spoon over any pan juices.

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