Osso buco, now here’s a great winters dish that is so simple to make.
Most have heard of osso buco, but what is it? What literally translates as ’bone’s hole’ is simply an inch & a half slab of veal shank. There is a good amount of tough meat surrounding a large flat piece of bone with ample amount of rich marrow in the center. When cooked the marrow melts into the sauce leaving an open whole in the center, thus the name osso buco.
Try this on a cold sunday evening laddled into a bowl of wet polenta to soak up the rich sauce. Its a good stewy dish!
There are a hundred different variations of osso bucco, mostly braised. This one we did simply with the tomatoes we jarred over the summer.