Veal Chops in Tomato Wine Basil Sauce


1 cup orange juice

2/3 cup dry white wine

1/3 cup shallots, minced

2 Tablespoons grated orange zest

1/3 cup half & half

4 Tablespoons butter or margarine

4 veal loin chops

1 1/4 cups canned tomatoes, chopped


1 3/4 teaspoons dried basil

salt and pepper to taste

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Combine orange juice, wine, shallots and orange zest in a small, heavy pan. Boil about 10 minutes, until thickened. Add half and half. Bring to a boil. Set aside. Melt butter in a heavy skillet. Brown chops on each side, over medium heat. Pour off fat. Add tomatoes, honey and basil to the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn and cook and additional 5 minutes, or until done. Add wine sauce to tomato mixture and stir well. Heat thoroughly. Serve chops topped with sauce. Serves 4.