Lemony Thyme Grilled Quebec Grain-Fed Veal T-Bone Steaks (Loin Chops)

Type of cut: chops, steaks and filets

Yield: 4 servings

Degree of difficulty: easy

Preparation: 10 minutes

Marinating: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Cooking: 5 minutes

Cooking method: grilling/BBQ




  • 4 Quebec Grain-Fed Veal T-bone steaks or loin chops, 3/4 inch thick
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) canola oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 10 small sprigs of thyme, 10 cm (4 in.) long
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 French shallot, chopped
  • A few drops of Sriracha Asian pepper sauce
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) Montreal steak spices
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients.
  2. Place the grain-fed veal chops in a shallow dish, cover with the marinade and marinate the chops for an hour in the refrigerator and 30 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Preheat barbecue on medium-high.
  4. Quickly sear both sides of the grain-fed veal chops and finish cooking on the upper grill or on low heat, until the inner temperature of the meat reaches 66°C (150°F) or when juices rise to the surface and the meat begins to shrink in volume. Cooking time may vary according to the thickness of the chops.
  5. Let sit for a few minutes and serve.

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