Introduction: Delicious Osso Buco Meal

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So, the other day I was grocery shopping and came across a packet of Osso Buco. I had never heard of it, so I called my mother-in-law and asked if she had made it before. She said yeah and shared a recipe she used.

This turned out to be a delicious meal! Mmm!

NOTE: I'm not responsible for making your mouth water!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Here's what you'll need for three servings:

  • Veal Osso Buco (shanks)
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • All purpose flour
  • Onion
  • Cellery
  • Carrot
  • White Wine
  • Rosemary
  • Bay leaves
  • Thyme
  • Vegetable oil
  • Parsley
  • Chicken stock
  • Lemon zest
  • Tomato paste

Non-food Essentials

  • Kitchen twine
  • Zester
  • Cheesecloth
  • Deep pot

Step 2: Prep Veal

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  1. Tie the shanks with the twine.
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Dredge the shanks in flour enough to form a nice coat.

Step 3: Brown Veal

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  1. Heat oil over high heat.
  2. Add the shanks.
    1. Let them brown 4-6 minutes.
  3. Turn brown shanks over to the other side and brown another 4-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from the pot and set aside for now.

Step 4: Prep Veggies

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  1. Lower the heat and proceed by prepping the veggies.
  2. Cut one carrot, one celery stalk, and one half onion into small cubes.

Step 5: Add Veggies and Tomato Paste

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  1. Turn the heat up to medium and mix in the veggies.
  2. Add a tablespoon of tomato paste and mix.

Step 6: Add White Wine and Chicken Stock

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  1. Place the shanks back into the pot.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of white wine and allow it to reduce by half. About 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add enough chicken stock to reach the surface of the shanks but not cover them.

Step 7: Add Herbs

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  1. After adding the chicken stock, prepare the bouquet garni.
    1. Cut a 6"x6" cheesecloth square.
    2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon each of thyme, crushed bay leaves, and rosemary into the middle of the square.
    3. Tie it with the twine and add it to the pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer 60-90 minutes, or until the meat easily comes off the bone.

Step 8: Plate and Garnish

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  1. Take a shank and place it in the middle of a plate.
  2. Scoop some of the veggies and sauce out and pour over the shank.
  3. Garnish the shank with chopped parsley and lemon zest.

Step 9: Enjoy!!!

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Now you can enjoy a delicious homemade meal you thought you could only find at a restaurant!

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seamster (author)2015-06-23

Nice, this looks tasty. Will have to give it a try sometime. Thanks!

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