Yield: 6 Servings
|¼ cup||All-purpose flour|
|4 pounds||Veal shanks, cut into 2-inch pieces|
|¼ cup||Olive oil|
|4 \N||Celery stalks, chopped|
|3 \N||Carrots, chopped|
|2 \N||Onions, chopped|
|3 \N||Garlic cloves, minced|
|1½ cup||White wine|
|1½ cup||Chicken stock|
|1 teaspoon||Dried sage|
|1 teaspoon||Dried rosemary|
|1 \N||Bay leaf|
|¼ cup||Tomato paste|
|½ cup||Fresh parsley, chopped|
|2 tablespoons||Grated lemon rind|
|4 \N||Garlic cloves, minced|
Braising transforms the fibrous toughness of less expensive veal shanks to melting tenderness while dissolving their gelatin to a luxurious sauce. As a bonus, the centre of the bone is filled with delicious marrow, which can be scooped out with a small spoon.
In plastic bag, combine flour, 1 ts salt and ½ ts pepper. Add a few pieces of veal and shake; repeat with remaining veal. In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown shanks in batches. Remove shanks and set aside.
Add celery, carrots, onions and garlic; cover and cook over low heat for about 8 minutes or until onions are softened. Return veal to pan.
Stir in wine, chicken stock, sage, rosemary, ¼ ts salt and bay leaf; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 60-70 minutes or until veal is tender. Stir tomato paste into pan; cook, uncovered, for about 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Discard bay leaf.
Gremolata: Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine chopped parsley, lemon rind and garlic. Sprinkle Gremolata over individual servings.
6 servings for $19.22 CDN [Mar/95] Source: Canadian Living magazine, Mar 95 Presented in article by Jan Main "Budget Bests: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Tasty Bones" [-=PAM=-] PA_Meadows@...