Veal Rib Steaks


Wine Sauce

  • 4 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups beef or veal broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Veal Rib Steaks

  • Rib Steaks – (amount you want to serve)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Fleur de sel (or the best sea salt you can find)


  1. Cold smoke veal steaks for one to one and a half hours, (veal will absorb smoke flavors).
    The veal should go directly from the fridge to the smoker.
  2. When the cold smoke is finished place veal in plastic resealable bags, and return it to the fridge immediately to rest overnight, until time to prepare the meal the next day.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  4. Remove veal from the refrigerator, and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Season each rib on both sides with pepper.
  6. In a hot frying pan, heat butter and oil. Sear each rib on each side 30 seconds.
  7. Repeat this step for each rib; until all ribs have been seared. After ribs have been seared, place them into a roasting pan(s).
  8. Roast in preheated oven at 400 °F for 20 minutes. Around 20 minutes will be about medium rare for a starting point.
  9. While the ribs are roasting; in a large skillet, sauté the shallots and garlic in oil; add wine and reduce for 2 minutes. Add the beef broth and the tomato paste; simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors. Remove from heat; stir in the butter one tablespoon at a time, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. When the Rib Steaks are done sprinkle the with fleur de sel.
  11. Serve with the Wine Sauce and vegetable. I like asparagus the best.