Veal is a complete, nutrient-dense food that provides high percentages of essential vitamins and minerals.
A 3 oz. cooked, trimmed serving of veal provides 160 calories, a mere 8% of a 2,000 calorie diet. (Find out more about Nutrition)
Veal is not only delicious and nutritious, but it is also easy to prepare. Click on one of our recipes for a quick and easy meal solution, or create your own veal masterpiece using one of the traditional Cooking Methods.
The Secret to “Veal” Success
You don’t have to be an expert chef to create a delicious meal using veal. It can be sautéed, stir-fried, braised, stewed, grilled or broiled. Choosing the right method of preparation is important. But regardless of how you choose to prepare your veal, just keep one thought in mind: “The key to veal is not to overcook.” – Executive Chef, Ritz-Carlton Dining Room, Boston, Massachusetts
Look for veal that is creamy pink in color with a fine-grained texture. If there is fat covering, it should be milky white. There should be very little if any fat marbling.
Be careful to choose packages that are cold, tightly wrapped and without punctures or tears. Do not purchase packages that have excessive juice.
Remember that there is a proper way to cook each different cut of veal for maximum flavor and tenderness. Be sure to purchase cuts that require cooking methods with which you are comfortable.
Refrigerate veal in the coldest section of the refrigerator. It is recommended that you plan to cook the veal within 1 – 2 days.
Veal can be frozen and defrosted like any other meat. After purchase, freeze any veal that will not be used within 2 days. Make sure to label and date the packages.