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Recipe: Veal parmigiana with tomato marinara, mozzarella and basil

There's a tasty new Minnesota partnership in town.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Minnesota’s own Bushel Boy Farms has partnered with Chef Mike DeCamp to create a special dish benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. Check out the recipe below.


  • 4 veal chops, pounded thin
  • 4 cups red sauce (recipe follows)
  • 2 large fresh mozzarella balls
  • Fresh basil to garnish 
  • EVOO
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Season the veal chops with salt and pepper and sear them in a cast iron pan.
  2. Once they are medium rare, cover them with the red sauce and top with pieces of cheese.
  3. Place the smothered veal chop under the broiler (in oven) to brown the cheese.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil and EVOO


  • 2T EVOO
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1t Chopped Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Fresh Bay Leaf
  • 1T Whole Fennel Seed
  • 1T Whole Coriander Seed
  • 1t Chili Flake
  • 1T Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1t Ground Black Pepper
  • 2T Harissa
  • 1 pound of fresh vine on Bushel Boy vine-on tomatoes
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Sweat onion and garlic in EVOO.
  2. Add thyme, bay leaf, fennel seed, coriander, chili flakes, Italian seasoning and black pepper and cook until well toasted.
  3. Add in the harissa and tomatoes and cook down until thickened to your liking.
  4. Pass through a food mill and season to taste with salt.

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