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Marinated veal escalopes with a sweet potato mash and rosemary scented carrots

on 05/03/2011
I made this tasty meal yesterday. Doesn’t it look lovely & truly appetizing?
I marinated veal pieces in a combo of fresh rosemary, garlic, lemon juice & olive oil. I placed all the ingredients in a zip lock bag & marinated it for about 3 to 4 hours in the fridge. I served it with a sweet potato mash & rosemary scented organic carrots rounds.
A perfect meal to enjoy with a loved one!
A tasty veal meal!

A divine, tasty & festive veal dinner!

 Recipe: For 2 persons, with a bit of seconds
** For the veal marinade:
2 thicker veal loins, each 180 gr, each one sliced into 2  thinner parts with a sharp knife or into 4 thinner parts
1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves, washed, pad dry on kitchen paper
3 thicker cloves of young fresh garlic, peeled & finely cut up
juice of 1/2 lemon
a fruity EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )
Maldon sea salt
black pepper, freshly grinded
** For the sweet potato mash:
about 400 gr. peeled sweet potatoes, cut up into equal sized chunks
some soy baking margarine
Herbamare salt
a splash of lactose – free milk or normal milk ( you can use dairy free milk to make it dairy free )
a few grinds of black pepper, if necessary
** For the rosemary scented carrot rounds:
a small sprig of fresh rosemary, the leaves torn from the sprig, the sprig removed & thrown away
about 350 gr of carrots, peeled & finely cut up into thinner rounds
a bit of Herbamare salt ( is also gluten-free )
1. First make the veal marinade. You can do this a few hours before dinner. I marinade my veal for about 3 to 4 hours.
2. I take my pestle & mortar & add the rosemary leaves. Pound them a few times until the senses come out of the rosemary leaves.
Add garlic & pound them too in the pestle & mortar. Now, take an empty clean Ziploc bag & add the cut up veal loins. In a smaller bowl, add rosemary leaves, garlic pieces, juice of 1/2 lemon & a few tablespoons of your fruity EVOO, this will be about 3 to 5 tablespoons. You will need just enough to have a marinade to cover all of your veal pieces. Add a few grinds of freshly grinned black pepper or white if you prefer to the marinade. Now, add a bit of Maldon sea salt flakes to the marinade as well. Now, pour the marinade into the opened ziploc bag. Close the ziploc bag well. With clean hands, massage the meat from the outside of the bag for a few minutes. Than, place the closed ziploc bag into a smaller bowl for when there is leakage. Place into the fridge for about 3 to 4 hours.
3.  30 minutes before dinner, take the bowl & ziploc bag out ot the fridge. Open the bag.
4. In the meantime, boil the sweet potatoes with a bit of the Herbamare salt in the cooking water until tender. Drain well. Mash. Season with a bit more Herbamare salt. Add a bit of baking soy margarine to make the mash smooth & if necessary add a splash of milk. Taste. It has to taste fab! Add a few grinds of  black pepper to the mash, if necessary. Keep hot.
5. When the potatoes are cooking, cook also the carrot rounds until al dente or cooked through.  Add the sprigs of fresh rosemary to the boiling cooking water. You can add a bit of the Harbamare salt to the cooking water if you want too, but I didn’t. Normally, we don’t add salt to veggies in our kitchen. When cooked, drain well but leave the rosemary sprigs. Keep warm.
6. Finally, drain the meat from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Fry the veal pieces in soy baking margarine in a hot non stick frying pan for about only a  few minutes per side until the inside is still a bit rosé on the inside. You don’t want it to be hard & though on the inside. If you think the meat is rosé on the inside. Set 1 aside & check with a knife & cut through the meat. If okay, turn the heat off & set the pan aside with a fitting lid on & let the meat rest for 5 minutes. So, the meat will be juicer later & be succulent.
7. If the meat has rested, plate up your plates! See picture above! Serve at once!
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You might like other veal recipes on my blog:
1. bagna with warm veal, sage, buffalo mozzerella & home-made red pesto
2. Veal with a wine & sage sauce, served with steamed green beans & mixed oven roasted potatoes


117 responses to “Marinated veal escalopes with a sweet potato mash and rosemary scented carrots

  1. Daily Spud says:

    Ah, Sophie, I think it is impossible for me to leave your site without having a smile on my face and a rumble in my tummy!

  2. Delicious, Sophie! We love sweet potato mash! I think you’re right too – veal needs to cooked carefully so as not to overcook and toughen it…

  3. Cheryl says:

    Wow, what an elegant meal, you have one lucky hubby!

  4. FOODESSA says:

    Although I’ve cut down quite a bit on my meat intake…I still do carefully select the meat dishes I do enjoy ;o)

    Sophie, you always place great care to your preparations…much appreciated 😉
    This veal seems marinated with the perfect pairings!

    Ciao for now,

  5. Koko says:

    Sophie, what a truly lovely meal! Peter is very lucky to have you cook these amazing meals!! YUM!

  6. Koek! says:

    Oh Sophie – so simple, hearty and delicious. I really wish i had a big plate of that in front of me now.

    My loved one would most definitely appreciate this!


  7. Ina Gawne says:

    Sounds delicious Sophie! I make a similar marinade for pork – wish I could find veal – we never see it here!

    • Sophie33 says:

      I know it is a classic marinade but I also love this with pork, turkey, chicken & fish! But with fish, you can’t marinate it for too long, otherwise the lemon juice will cook the fish a bit. So for fish, I would say: 30 minutes or so to marinate! 🙂

  8. Such a wonderful meal! The veal looks wonderfully delicious!

  9. lisa says:

    Looks wonderful and so healthy. I love this dish. Lovely flavors.

  10. Sophie, this looks awesome! Would beautiful flavour combinations & it looks great too 🙂

  11. gattina says:

    I wish I could live even just in your kitchen! Splendid dish, as always!

  12. lisamichele says:

    Sophie, I would love it if I could come live with you for a week and have you serve me this every single night! That’s a perfect, comfort dinner if I ever saw one. Love the sweet potato mash, one of my fav veggies 🙂

  13. Claudia says:

    I hardly ever make veal anymore (pricey) and you have me missing it. Beautifully flavored and the sweet potato mash nourishes. Luscious dinner!

  14. Great flavours Sophie, such a lovely dish!

  15. i have never cooked with veal actually, this looks like a wonderful and very flavourful place to start!
    *kisses* HH

    • Sophie33 says:

      I love veal a lot! The taste is sublime.
      You must cook or fry it until it is still pink, aka rosé in the middle but not raw! I love its delicate & subtle flavour a lot. It is great in marinades too!

  16. Kim says:

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  17. Barbara says:

    Yes, Sophie, that does look marvelous! I adore sweet potatoes too! Like the veal marinade …..great dish all around.

    Love the new blog look!

  18. elra says:

    Delightful meal Sophie, as always!

  19. spoonfulofsugarfree says:

    Ohmygoodness Sophie!! I LOVE sweet potatoes with rosemary-best combo ever! Have you ever tried roasting sweet potatoes with olive oil and rosemary-it is the best! It really brings out the flavor!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes, I did try that a few times! I also love roasting sweet potato fries with spices & a fruity evoo drizzled!,…mmmmm!

  20. Carolyn Jung says:

    Mmm, now that looks like a hearty plate that’s perfect for a hungry gal like me. 😉

  21. I love rosemary … I’ve got plenty on my balcony and I use some nearly everyday … I also love your tasty plate ! ;o)

  22. Jeannie says:

    We hardly cook veal here as it is very expensive. Your meal sounds so delicious!

  23. Jean Ann says:

    Veal…what a luxurious main dish for an Easter or spring themed meal.

    • Sophie33 says:

      @ Jeannie: Veal isn’t expensive over here & I love to make it from time to time because I don(t like the taste of real beef!

      @ Jean Ann: Yes, perfect for Easter, I agree! 🙂

  24. Louise says:

    Can I come live with you too? No one around here enjoys veal and I am simply craving it now since you went and posted this delicious sounding meal. Please????

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes, you can! If I can live with you for a while because I have never been to the USA before!

      I was smiling when reading your comment! hahahaha! 🙂

  25. Thanks for the wonderful comments, they really make my day and sorry for the late replies!
    This recipe looks great, I don’t eat red meat, but I’d love to try this marinade on chicken and the veggies sounds tasty. Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs but I always forget to use it! Great meal, thanks for sharing!

    Teenie Foodie

  26. Simone says:

    O that looks delicious Sophie. Looks like we both had veal this weekend.. 🙂 Love the new look of your blog too!

  27. Megan says:

    Looks delish Sophie! The marinade sounds wonderful!

    • Sophie33 says:

      @ The Teenie Foodie: You are so welcome, my new friend! 🙂

      @ Simone: Yes, your recipe was a bit more adventures!!!

      @ Megan: Enjoy!!!

  28. Mashed sweet potatoes are a favorite…but so are roasted carrots. This is a winner!

  29. Nadji says:

    Belle assiette.
    Ces escalopes marinées doivent être tendres et délicieuses.
    je n’ai encore jamais fait de purée de patates douces.
    Il faut que j’essaye.
    Bonne semaine et à très bientôt.

  30. Pam says:

    Mmmm. It looks so delicious Sophie.

  31. Blond Duck says:

    I love veal.


    • Sophie33 says:

      @ Duo Dishes: thanks, friends! 🙂

      @ Nadji: Lerci beaucoup, mon amie!

      @ Pam: thanks, girl!

      @ Blond Duck: Thanks & kisses!

      @ Cozy kitchen by the sea: Thanks & I hope you are doing okey, my dearest friend! Kisses & many greets from the center of Brussels! x xx

  33. Joanne says:

    How delightful! Serve anything with sweet potato mash and I’ll be super happy.

  34. Juliana says:

    Sophie, what a great meal, love the mashed sweet potatoes…looks so yummie!

  35. Claudia says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve had some veal, and you paired yours so nicely with the mashed sweet potatoes, which are also very good for you.

  36. Forget the loved one…I’d eat it all myself. 😉

    Looks and sounds delicious Sophie!

  37. Rosa says:

    A wonderful meal! Healthy and lipsmackingly good.



  38. The marinade sound full of flavor, and I love the colors of the vegetables!

  39. Indeed! Very tasty looking dish.

    • Sophie33 says:

      @ Rosa: I loved reading your great comment: Lipsmacking good! hahahaha!

      @ Lisaiscooking: Thanks, girl! 🙂

      @ Ellie: Thank you!

  40. What a lovely meal, Sophie. I’m so fond of veal but I don’t see it in many local markets. Your sweet potatoes are the perfect accompaniment.

  41. gloria says:

    Hi Sophie finally I arrive your new home!! how are you, this meal look delicious and yummy! gloria

  42. looks good im definitely going to have to look at your recipes Im giving up gluten for a month!

  43. gaga says:

    yummy. i’ve never made veal before but sure to love to eat it.

  44. lindsay says:

    I love sweet potato mash. So good! Oh and just wanted to thank you for your kind words on my blog!
    I also use brewers yeast or nutritional yeast to get a buttery/cheesey flavor without cheese and it has tons of iron, b vitamins, and extra protein!

  45. Blond Duck says:

    Have a good weekend!

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    *kisses* HH

  47. Beth says:

    This looks wonderful. Sweet potatoes and carrots are the best!

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  49. What a delicious meal. I really like how you have used Rosemary in this, and the sweet potato mash is the perfect compliment to the veal and carrots. Thank you for the great recipes!

  50. That sweet potato mash sounds killer- So simple, but so tasty! I happen to have one sweet potato on hand… I might have to make a scaled-down version tonight.

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