I remember about 20 years ago when on holiday in the US, my husband invited me to an Italian restaurant. I love Italian food and almost any kind of pasta. However my husband - a committed meat lover - was craving for something in this category. He decided to try osso buco, that time we had no idea what to expect. When it arrived he fell in love with that dish. Four years ago when in Milan, we ended up in the restaurant Trattoria de la Pesa famous for their osso buco. We had to book our seats well in advance to get the place, but it was worth it for the Osso Buco. He also likes to prepare this dish at home and kept improving the recipe. This is his latest version of Osso buco infused with thyme. The dish is finished with lemon zest and parsley, which stands for gremolata.
- 3 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
3 large red onions finelly chopped
a bunch of thyme (10g)
4 veal shanks
3 medium carrot funely chopped
3 celery sticks finely chopped
freshly ground pepper and salt
2 tablespoon lemon zest
5 cherry tomatoes
250 ml of beef stock
parsley and lemon zest to prepare gremolata
Ingredients to prepare saffron rice:
- 400 ml of rice
- 1 spring onion
- 5-6 threads of saffron soaked in 50 ml hot water
Ingredients to prepare gremolata:
- lemon zest
Although I am vegan this looks absolutely fantastic! I love saffron rice, so I might just need to make some soon! Where do you get your saffron, it's not always easy to find!
Thank you Casey, I am lucky because my husband is once a year travelling to Iran and brings very good quality of saffron from there.
This looks like such a delicious dinner! Love all the flavors here!
Chef Mireille says
herbs make everything taste better and this is one my fave classic Italian dishes It's been years since I had it and you are making me hungry with this post
Oh how I love this dish and the memories it brings back to me. I can't wait to give it a try!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
I have never heard of osso buco, but I can see how your husband fell in love with it. This looks so delicious! Thanks for introducing it to me 🙂
This recipe looks really perfect. I have to try it this week. Thanks for posting it.
camila hurst says
My husband is dying for me to make him some ossobuco! I might give it a go after seeing your post!
This is perfect! Planning to make this for our Weekend dinner. Looks delicious and flavorful. Thanks for this recipe.
Nayna Kanabar says
Herbs just give new dimension to ingredients and I love using them in cooking. The dish looks wonderful.
Stephanie Simmons says
I don't think I've ever had a dish like this before but it certainly sounds delicious!
Kyla @ A Life Adjacent says
Wow... this looks absolutely mouth watering. What a gorgeous meal!
Shelby @Fitasamamabear says
I love the lemon zest! it would make it oddly refreshing and flavored.
that's the final touch, very important!