Perhaps it’s a good thing that I am not able to cook dishes like this Succulent Osso Buco Stew on a regular basis. The rich cross cut veal shanks served along roasted garlic mashed potatoes is a sinful dish. The tender, delicious, fall off the bone meat is down right amazing and the bone marrow is astounding. It’s magical what happens to the marrow when it’s braised in the oven for some time. It’s a prized delicacy and I would gladly eat it all by myself.
Osso Buco is an elegant stew but even a novice cook can prepare it. It’s impressive and your guests will absolutely love it. This elegant dish is perfect for the holidays. The name comes from Italian, meaning “pierced bone”. The center of each bone is filled with marrow that melts in your mouth, insanely delicious and loved by those like me.
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes is my favorite side to serve with Osso Buco but Israeli cous-cous or risotto will make for an excellent choice as well.
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- 2 veal shanks
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stick, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1½ tbsp tomato paste
- ½ tbsp dry rosemary
- ⅓ cup diced canned tomatoes
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 cups good quality chicken stock
- 2 tbsp flour
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Generously season veal shanks with salt and pepper then sprinkle with flour, shaking off the excess.
- In a heavy cast iron pot or a Dutch Oven heat olive oil and sear shanks on both sides until golden. Remove and set aside.
- To the same pot add onion, garlic, carrot, celery and rosemary. Cook until the vegetables are soft, then add tomato paste. Stir well continuing to cook another minute.
- Add white wine, chicken stock and tomatoes. Return shanks to the pot. Season with salt and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, turn off the heat, cover and transfer the pot to the oven. Braise for 1½ hours until the meat is falling off the bones.
- Using a masher, gently mash the vegetables right in the pot.
- Serve over roasted garlic mashed potatoes.