Warm Quebec Grain-Fed Veal Salad, Maple Syrup and Almond Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

Type of cut: sliced

Yield: 4 servings

Degree of difficulty: chef

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 20 minutes

Cooking method: sautéing

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Ingredients

  • 454 g (1 lb) Quebec Grain-Fed Veal, cut into strips
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
Salad
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 4 clementine oranges, peeled and quartered
  • 100 g (3 1/2 oz) bean sprouts
  • 1 carrot, cut into julienne
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into julienne
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, cut into julienne
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) sesame oil
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) canola oil 
Sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 250 ml (1 cup) blanched almonds
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) rice vinegar
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh ginger, grated
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) hoisin sauce
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) maple syrup

Preparation

  1. To make the sauce, toast the almonds in a skillet, then deglaze the pan with the rice vinegar. Add the remaining sauce and caramelize the mixture, just until it makes large bubbles, about 20 minutes.
  2. In another large skillet, sear the veal strips in olive oil over high heat, making sure that the meat is still quite pink in the middle. Remove the strips and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, put all the salad in a large bowl and mix well. Divide the salad among 4 serving plates.
  4. Add the veal strips to the sweet-and-sour sauce, turning to coat them with the sauce, then divide the strips into equal portions and serve over the salad.

Wine pairing

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© Société des alcools du Québec, Montréal, 2007, 2011

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Recipe provided by Yan Garzon.