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

Recipe by Oxmoor House June 2006

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Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle veal shanks evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; dredge in flour, shaking off excess.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Osso Buco (AW-soh BOO-koh), or braised veal shanks, is the ultimate in rustic Italian cooking.

Source

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 2g; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 17.5g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 112mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 649mg; calcium 94mg.
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