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Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

Ossobuco alla Milanese

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 682 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs veal or beef shanks (1 kg)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 7 oz canned chopped tomatoes (200 g)
  • 2 cups beef stock (480 ml)
  • 1 cup dry white wine (240 ml)
  • 1 small fresh carrot
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 stalk fresh celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest grated
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the plain flour in a deep plate and coat the shanks on all sides with it. Season them with a dash of pepper and salt. You can tie them up as well if you want the meat to stay together but that’s not necessary.

  2. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

  3. In a large non-stick pan add a generous splash of olive oil together with the fresh rosemary sprigs.

  4. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

  5. Place the pan over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the floured shanks to the pan.

  6. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

  7. Brown them on both sides for a couple of minutes. In the meantime dice the celery, the carrot, the yellow onion and 3 of the garlic cloves finely. Add them to the shanks as well. Season again with a good dash of pepper and salt.

  8. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

  9. Stir and add the tomato paste and chopped tomatoes to the browned shanks.


  10. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

  11. Then pour in the beef stock and the white wine.

  12. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...

  13. Give the shanks a good stir and put a lid on the pan. Bring it all to a good boil and then turn the heat low. Braise the shanks in the tomato sauce for at least 4 hours until the meat is super smooth and tender. You can also prepare this dish in a slow cooker if you have one. Right before serving, make the gremolata: combine the grated lemon zest, the remaining chopped garlic clove and the freshly chopped parsley. Sprinkle this on top of the ossobuco once it’s plated up and ready to be served. Enjoy!

  14. Traditional ossobuco alla Milanese! Or classic braised veal shanks in a flavorful tomato wine sauce with zesty gremolata...