Thursday, March 4, 2010

A romantic feast...I was in the mood for something different....Osso Busso

Hi Everyone....I felt like cooking a long and very heart warming I made some osso bucco....the flavors of this dish are so layered and wonderful...I made white wine button mushroom risotto for my was fantastic...........

Here is the is so good!!! lots of flavor!!! you know when I was a kid I would have thought this was a terrible dinner...funny how we crave food like this when we get older...I love is another way we can be is our paint and the plate is the canvas.....


• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 -5 pounds veal shanks pieces (about 1 large or 2 small per person)
• 3 cups diced onion
• 2 cups diced celery
• 2 cups peeled and diced carrot
• 3 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 1/2 cups white wine
• 2 cans (28-oz ) diced tomato
• 4 sprigs fresh thyme
• 4 sprigs fresh oregano
• 2 bay leaves
• salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. Heat a large ovenproof pot over medium high heat and add 1 tbsp oil. Sear veal shanks until browned on each side and remove. You may have to do this in batches, adding oil after each batch. Remove veal from pan and set aside. Reduce heat to medium, add onion, celery and carrot, sautéing until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute more. Stir in white wine, bring to a simmer, add tomatoes. Stir in thyme, oregano and bay leaf. Add veal shanks back to pot, ensuring they are covered with liquid (add water if needed). Bring to a simmer, cover then place pot in oven. Cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours, until veal pulls away from the bone easily.
2. To serve, spoon veal onto a serving plate. Remove herbs and return sauce to a simmer. Stir in olives and adjust seasoning. Spoon sauce over veal and serve with a white wine risotto


Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Yumm!!!! This is one of my husband's all time favorite dishes, Diana, yet I've never made it at home. LOL! Now I've no excuse - thank you for your recipe! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Cynthia DiBlasi - Fine Art said...

WOW. . . that looks incredible Diana! You are so very talented in so many various mediums. :)

Silke Powers said...

That looks delicious!! Do you have some left over?!? Love, Silke

Diane said...

Looks delicious!!

Amy said...

wow..looks delish!!!! You are an awesome cook.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Your meal looks wonderful and the perfect dish for a cold night.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Enjoy your weekend

Nicola said...

Wow!! that looks so yummy!!!!!Makes my mouth water!!!

Eugen Caitaz said...

I don't know if I can make this delicious "Osso Busso-funny name!!! but...I will try! Thanks for directions!
Bon appetit! ;)

Manon said...

Yum!! You are a woman of many talents!! Your hubby is one lucky guy!! xo

marianne said...

Ohh yummy!
It is early in the morning here (Chicago) but it looks mouthwatering. Will try this at home!

Have a nice day Diana.

Deborah said...

Yum. I think you have my address, so you know where to send the left overs. I love how you added your art to the side of your blog. So pretty! Wishing you a De-Lovely weekend. **blows kisses** Deb

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