Osso Buco with Gremolata

Prep: 18 minutes; Cook: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Both cooking methods given here (stovetop and slow cooker) yield moist, tender meat with a hearty sauce--perfect for serving over soft polenta or mashed potatoes.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 298
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 31.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 112mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 649mg
  • Calcium: 94mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (8- to 9-ounce) veal shanks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Preparation

  1. 1. Sprinkle veal shanks evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; dredge in flour, shaking off excess.
  2. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add veal shanks, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove veal from pan. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, celery, and 3 garlic cloves; sauté 6 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, Marsala, and broth; bring to a boil. Return veal to pan. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 1 hour. Uncover and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. 3. While veal is simmering, combine parsley, lemon rind, and 2 garlic cloves. Place 1 veal shank in each of 4 shallow bowls; spoon about 3/4 cup sauce over each serving, and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon gremolata.
  4. Slow-Cooker Method: Place browned shanks in a 5-quart electric slow cooker; top with sautéed vegetables. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, Marsala, and broth. Cover with lid; cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW; cook 5 hours. Serve with gremolata.
  5. Osso Buco (AW-soh BOO-koh), or braised veal shanks, is the ultimate in rustic Italian cooking.
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