For centuries, veal's delicate flavor has enticed meat connoisseurs. Its fine texture is highlighted in a number of Italian dishes from veal parmesan to osso buco as well as veal chops and stews. Here are remarkable tips and recipes to make the best veal dishes at home.

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Oven-Braised Veal Stew with Black Pepper and Cherries
A rich, wintry stew with a tart, slightly sweet bite from sour cherries gets its deep flavor from tender veal. Choose pork shoulder for a fattier, slightly juicier dish. Recipe adapted from Beyond The North Wind by Darra Goldstein.
These fantastic recipes include veal chops with chorizo stuffing and pappardelle with veal ragù.
Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Cabernet Sauce
Rating: Unrated 2613
Chef Robert Wiedmaier gives butchering demos at the Butcher's Block in Alexandria, Virginia. At his restaurant next door, Brabo, he serves elegant dishes, like this veal chop. To make the wine sauce even more complex, use demiglace (concentrated veal stock) instead of beef stock and flour. Demiglace is available from dartagnan.comMore Veal Recipes
Orecchiette with Veal, Capers and White Wine
Rating: Unrated 1700
"The sauce fits the pasta," said judge Marc Vetri in praise of this tender veal ragù flavored with white wine, capers, thyme and rosemary, then tossed with the little ear-shaped orecchiette. "The meat, the capers—they hang on to the pasta when you lift up your fork."
Barolo-Braised Veal
The veal marinates overnight in Barolo, so plan accordingly. If you can't find an affordable Barolo, try a Nebbiolo d'Alba; it's made from the same grape. Plus:  More Beef Recipes and Tips