06 April 2011

Osso Buco

I have never had this......I am kind of timid to try veal so I thought I would post this recipe in hopes one of you would try it, love it, then I would make it. I have NEVER cooked with veal before. This recipe is from Hawai'i's Best Local Dishes by Jean Watanabe Hee. It also got voted for one on the best recipes that was tasted for this dish!

Osso Buco

6 veal shanks
1/3 cup of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup carrots, cut in rounds, 1/4 inch thickness
1 cup finely chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can tomatoes (28ounce) coarsely chopped
1 cup white wine
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
3 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Wipe veal shanks with a damp paper towel; set aside. Combine flour, salt and pepper; coat veal and shake off excess flour. Heat olive oil in heavy pot. Saute veal until nicely browned on both sides. Remove from pot and keep warm. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic to the pot. Saute for about minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, basil, thyme and bay leaf. Mix well and bring to a boil. Return veal to pot and simmer, covered for about 2 hours. Add parsley, transfer to a serving dish. EAT!

***May substitute veal shanks with BEEF shanks...which I have never cooked with either!***


Kainoa said...


Marie said...

Not sure what happened. But I fixed it. Maybe you were writing in the HTML tab?

Marie said...

I'm not sure about veal. I've never even tasted it. But, I've read somewhere that they are sometimes caged and never allowed to roam so their muscles are tender.

I did a quick search and found out that Whole Foods sells veal from calves that have been able to roam all their lives and have unlimited access to mother's milk. But I'm sure it's very expensive.

I might try this with beef shanks. But I've never noticed this in the meat section, so not sure how expensive or readily available it is.

Kainoa said...

Me neither, but its something new I never cooked with so I just may have to try it. I have heard it is very good!

Joanna said...

Awesome!! Looking forward to trying this.