Recreate the authentic flavours of the Middle East with our simple recipe for Middle Eastern-Spiced Veal Chops. Our za’atar-style spice mix with lemon and garlic is the secret flavour booster and lends a deep earthiness to the veal.

Middle Eastern-Spiced Veal Chops:

Prep time: 15 min | Total time: 50 min | Serves: 4


Za’atar Spice Mix:
1 tbsp (15 mL) dried thyme leaves
1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds
1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
1 tsp (5 mL) salt

Middle Eastern Spiced Veal Stew:
4 bone-in veal chops
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, divided
1 onion, chopped
1 small eggplant, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 can (398 mL) diced tomatoes
1/4 cup (60 mL) pitted and halved green olives
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) finely grated lemon zest

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