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Italian Beef Osso Bucco and Gremolata

By July 10, 2018 Beef, Slow Cooker

INGREDIENTS:

                  6 pieces of Osso Bucco

                  2 garlic cloves, finely diced

                  4 stalks of celery, finely diced

                  2 carrots, finely diced

                  2 brown onion, finely diced

                  Olive oil

                  2 tins diced tomatoes

                  4 sprigs of thyme, leaves of

                  1 cup white wine

                  2lt beef stock

                  Salt and ground black pepper

 

GEMOLATA:

                  1 lemon, zest of and very finely sliced or zested

                  1 cup parsley, finely chopped

                  1 garlic clove, finely sliced

 

METHOD:

Step 1) Start by seasoning the Osso Bucco with some salt and pepper, then in a large pan pour a lug of olive oil into the pan and start by browning the Osso Bucco over medium to high heat until you get some good colour, you will look around 5-8 minutes and you may have to do in batches.

Step 2) Once the Osso has been browned of well set aside, and by using the same pan with all the juices from the beef place in the onion, carrot, celery, garlic and thyme and a little salt, then stir over medium heat until the veg mix has softened and taken on all those flavoursome juices from the pan.

Step 3) by using your slow cooker, put all of the veg mix from the pan into the slow cooker and add in the stock, white wine and tins of tomatoes and give a good stir to combine well, then place in the Osso Bucco pieces, making sure the Osso is fully submerged in all the liquid, then set you slow cooker setting, to let blip away all day long.

Step 4) to make the gremolata combine the lemon, parsley and garlic all together in a bowl until well combined,

Step 5) once the Osso Bucco has been cooking away all day and it comes to plating, remove the pieces of Osso Bucco from the slow cooker and transfer the cooking liquid and veg mix to a large pan, and over medium heat let reduce by two thirds or until the sauce has a good consistency. To serve place down a nice bed of spaghetti pasta and put a piece of the Osso Bucco on top of the pasta bed and drown with a good amount of sauce over the top, then with the gremolata mix sprinkle all over the top of the final dish with a good drizzle of olive oil.

(this recipe is based around a slow cooker, but if you’re wanting to cook in a casserole dish follow the same steps but place into a 150 degree oven for 4-4.5 hrs with a lid on top instead of a the slow cooker)

 

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