No F***in’ Ziti: S1 EP6 Tony and Carm’s Anniversary Veal

Welcome to No F***in’ Ziti, the world’s first Sopranos Cooking Show where Mike and Tom from the NotaFoodie Show will be combining two of their biggest loves, great food, and amazing television. They will be cooking through all 86 episodes of The Sopranos. 

Although it would be fun to eat nothing but antipasti and gabagool, the plan is to go beyond the “red-sauce” and cook a meal inspired by each episode. Expect dishes like Veal Chops, Lobster, and even homemade Sausage.

In Season 1 Episode 6 of The Sopranos “Pax Soprana” Tony and Carmela have an awkward Anniversary Dinner and he asks her how the veal is. Some episodes of The Sopranos have great food scenes, this isn’t one of them, so to make up for it we made an amazing Veal Chop instead.

If you don’t listen to the NotAFoodie Show, this is the most “NotAFoodie” that we have been. Tom and I pick at all the components of what seems like a very simple dish and what makes it absolutely incredible. This Tuscan style Veal Chop is classic Italian cuisine. It’s a simple dish that highlights high-quality ingredients

Tony and Carm’s Tuscan Style Veal Chop

  • 2 1.5 lb Bone-in Veal Chops
  • 1 cup of GOOD Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • A handful of Sage, Thyme, Parsley, and Rosemary (all coarsely chopped)
  • 2 to 3 large Cloves of Garlic (smashed and chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Finishing Olive Oil
  • Salt

1. Make your sauce by combining EVOO, herbs, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a Pyrex
2. Salt your veal chops liberally
3. Get your Grill or Frying Pan very hot
4. Cook for 5 and a half minutes on each side, constantly rotating chops until the internal temperature of about 125 or 130 Fahrenheit
5. Add Veal to the EVOO Sauce and cover with foil for 10-12 minutes to let the veal “rest”
6. Unwrap foil, spoon herbs ontop the top of your veal and add finishing oil

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