Sweetbread Stuffed Veal Chop with Seared Foie Gras and Candied Apples, Squash and Pecans

  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 pound veal sweetbread nuggets

Essence, recipe follows

1/2 cup flour

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped shallots

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 double-cut veal loin chops (about 14 ounces each and with a 3-inch bone)

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups medium diced peeled Granny Smith apples

2 cups medium diced Butternut Squash, blanched

1 cup toasted pecan pieces

4 slices of foie gras (about 2 ounces each)

1 cup veal reduction

1 tablespoon chopped chives

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season the sweetbreads with Essence. Season the flour with Essence. Dredge the sweetbreads in the flour, coating completely. In a saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the sweetbreads and pan-fry until crispy, about 2 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel, and cool. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweetbreads, shallots, garlic, parsley and cheese. Mix well. Make a 2 inch pocket in the side of each veal chop. Season the chops with Essence both inside and out. Divide the stuffing into fourths and stuff into each veal chop. In another saute pan, heat the remaining oil. When the oil is hot, sear the chops for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and place the pan in the oven and roast for 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare. In another saute pan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly until the sugar starts to reach the caramel stage, about 6 minutes. Add the apples, squash and pecan pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Heat a small saute pan, over medium heat. Season the fois gras with salt and pepper. Sear the foie for 1 minute on each side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Add the stock to the pan of foie gras fat. Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat. To serve, spoon the apple/squash mixture in the center of each plate. Place each veal chop on top of the apple mixture. Spoon the sauce over the veal chops. Lay each piece of fois gras on top of each chop. Garnish with chives.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):

Yield: 2/3 cup
  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.