Spice-rubbed Veal Chop, Whipped Sweet Potato Mash, Cranberry Celery Relish

  • Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Conspirators

Total Time:
4 hr 10 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
2 hr
2 hr
20 servings


  • Spice-rubbed Veal Chop:
  • 20 large veal loin chops, thick cut, bone in
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground star anise
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 bunches celery hearts
    • 2 cups cranberries
    • 1 mango
    • 1/4 cup honey (optional)


    Spice Rub
    Pat dry veal chop with a paper towel. Rub garlic into the veal chop, working it into the meat, around bones, in veins of fat. Combine all dry spices in a small bowl. Mix and rub onto loin chops. Set in fridge for at least 2 hours. Remove from fridge 20 minutes before cooking.

    Veal Chop
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
    Add clarified butter to 4 skillets. Set heat to high for each. Sear chops 2-3 to a pan for 1 minute each side. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with butter from the pan. Heat 12-15 minutes in the oven then remove to cool.

    Whipped Sweet Potato Mash
    Yields 10-12
    Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cube sweet potatoes and add them to the water. Cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork. Strain through a colander. In separate bowls, beat egg whites to form stiff peaks and whip heavy cream. Run warm water in a large mixing bowl to make sure sweet potatoes are not added to a cold bowl. Pat dry. Toss potatoes and spices into bowl. Mash thoroughly. Add butter and continue to mash until potatoes have a uniform consistency. Slowly fold in egg whites and whip with a wire whisk. Do not add all whites at once.

    Cranberry Celery Relish
    Use vegetable peeler to remove outer skin of celery stalks. Discard. Lay celery face down and slice celery vertically into thin pieces. In a food processor, lightly pulse the cranberries until evenly chopped. Peel a mango and cube. Add mango, celery, cranberries and honey to a medium saucepan and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Garnishes 10-12