Recipe

Osso Buco

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 each veal shanks, about 1 1/2-inches thick and each tied tightly around the middle
  • 2 cups medium diced onions
  • 1 cup medium diced carrots
  • 1 cup medium diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 quarts veal or dark stock
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 pound new potatoes, quartered and cooked until tender

Directions

  • In a large stock pot or braising pot, add the olive oil. Season the veal shanks with salt and pepper. Season the flour with Essence.
  • Dredge the veal shanks in the seasoned flour, coating each side completely.
  • When the oil is hot, sear the shanks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until very brown on all sides. Remove the shanks and set aside.
  • Add the onions to the pan and saute for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and continue to saute for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. Cook for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with the red wine, scrapping the bottom and sides to loosen the browned particles. Add the stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Add the shanks and continue to cook for about 2 hours, basting the shanks often, or until the sauce is stew-like and the meat falls of the bone. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with new potatoes.