The ossobuco is a traditional dish of the Milanese cuisine: a rich and tasty main course, usually served with polenta or with a Yellow Saffron risotto!

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Hi and welcome to the GialloZafferano kitchen, today we’ll be preparing together a typical main course of Lombardy: the ossobuco Milanese style. Let’s see what ingredients we’ll need:
• 4 veal shanks with marrow bone, weighing about 10-12 oz (300-350 g) each
• 1 small onion
• Pepper / salt
• 3,5 tbsp (50 g) of butter
• 1 glass of dry white wine • About 4 cups (1 lt) of meat broth
• ½ cup (50 g) of flour
• 2-3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
• 1 lemon
• 1 clove of garlic
• 1 clump of parsley
Let’s make together the ossobuco Milanese style:
First of all, peel and finely chop the onion, then take a pan large enough to contain the 4 veal shanks and put in the oil, 2-3 tablespoons, the butter and the chopped onion. Let it soften on a very low flame for at least 10-15 minutes; it means that the onion shouldn’t brown, but stay light coloured and turn transparent. Now we can move on to our ossobucos: if there is, remove the tough skin, while, with regard to the skin surrounding the meat, cut it in several spots to keep from curling; on the contrary, leave it whole if you think the meat would flake apart. After that, roll them in flour on both sides.
Once the onion has softened, add the shanks and brown on both sides. Now add the white wine… let it evaporate, and when it’s all evaporated add the broth, little by little, cover with a lid, and cook the ossobucos for at least an hour, an hour and a half, until tender. I remind you that according to a common variant, you can add also some tomato puree.
60-90 min. — low heat
5 minutes before the end of cooking, it’s time to add the gremolada, that is a mix of chopped parsley, garlic and grated lemon zest, so pour them in… stir a little bit and let the ossobucos cook together with the gremolada for 5 minutes more.
Our wonderful ossobuco Milanese style is finally ready. You can serve it with the classic saffron risotto or with a creamy polenta. From Sonia and GialloZafferano, bye bye and see you next videorecipe.

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