Cooking veal steaks. We all love veal. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a curious beginner, mastering the art of preparing and cooking veal steaks is within reach! There are many ways to cook veal steaks: grilling or pan-searing. Whatever you prefer, we will help you with cooking times. Translation in French: escalope de veau.

cooking veal steak on a grill or in a pan

Veal steaks

How do I cook veal steaks?

What to pair veal staks with?

Veal steaks pair well with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus, or green beans. Serve veal steaks with mushrooms or a mushroom cream sauce. Wine anyone? A light to medium-bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Merlot, will go great with veal steaks.

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Preparing veal steaks

Preparing veal steaks. Before you start cooking veal steaks, it’s essential to understand how to prepare them properly for the best results: When selecting veal steaks, opt for cuts that are pale pink with a fine grain. Look for cuts with a bit of marbling!
Generously season veal steaks with salt and pepper. You can also experiment with additional seasonings like minced garlic, fresh herbs, or a light sprinkle of paprika. Then let it rest for 20-30 minutes at room temperature.

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Cooking veal steaks on a grill

Cooking veal steaks on a grill. If you own a grill, it’s great to use it to cook veal steaks for an extra smoky flavor.
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
2. Season the veal steaks with salt and pepper and place them on the grill.
3. Grill the veal steaks for about 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare.


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Cooking veal steaks in a pan

Cooking veal steaks in a pan. Pan-searing veal steaks is great!
1. Remember to have the veal steaks rest at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
2. Brush the steaks with oil and season them generously with salt and pepper.
3. Place the steaks in the skillet and sear for about 2 minutes per side.
4. Allow the veal steaks to rest for 2 minutes after cooking (you can also season the steaks again)

How do I know my veal steak is cooked? To know for sure, you should use a meat thermometer: medium rare means that the internal temperature of the steak has reached 145°F (63°C).


Veal is the meat from young calves, typically under 20 weeks of age. It is known for its pale pink color and sweet flavor. Veal steaks are usually cut from various sections of the calf.