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Ossobuco is the classic Milanese (meaning, of Milan, Italy) dish of braised cross-cut veal shanks. The word Ossobuco, actually means “Bone with a Hole” referring to the marrow at the center of the cross cut shank. The shank contains a high concentration of connective tissue due to its constant exercise, requiring cooking for a long time to break it down into gelatin. This is why Ossobuco is such a flavorful, "meaty" dish. We will Sous Vide the shanks for 12-hours. The braising liquid contains tomatoes, aromatics (mirepoix, herbs), and veal stock, which creates a flavorful sauce for the veal.
Ossobuco is traditionally serviced with Risotto Alla Milanese, or Saffron Sisotto. Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world at about $5,000/lb, comes from the stamens of the crocus flower. The flower only blooms for one week during the year and yields only 3 stamens, which are picked by hand. While it is more expensive than gold, a pinch of Saffron threads weight next to nothing. The Saffron has a wonderfully distinct flavor with a sophisticated sweetness and is strongly associated with mediterranean cooking.
Lastly, the Ossobucco will be garnished with a Gremolata. A Gremolata is a combination of garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, and parsley and is traditionally used with braises to provide a balance of fresh flavors to offset the braise which cooks over a long period of time. (It’s also really good on fish).
Time to Cook: 30 min.
Cook by Day: Monday
Items included (serves 2)
Gremolata (parsley, lemon juice & zest, garlic)
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Milk. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
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