My picky husband gave this Osso Buco à L’arman with Orange Gremolata his endorsement!
Osso Buco a L’arman with Orange Gremolata
Years and years ago, I helped organize a neighborhood progressive dinner party. We went with an Italian theme and selected Osso Buco, AKA “bone with a hole.” as our entree. Until the night of our party, though, I’d never tasted this dish made with veal shanks. Dorie instructed us to slow cook this bone in cut of veal in an orange tomato sauce till the meat was fall off the bone tender.
Bill has always been a fan of veal, but this was a new preparation for him, too. And he fell hard. So I didn’t bat an eye when I purchased this pricey cut of meat from the butcher shop this week, knowing it would get rave reviews. Unlike the Jerusalem artichokes of two weeks ago, this was a known entity. And it was a Dorie Greenspan recipe. I was certain of a delicious outcome when making this osso buco a L’arman.
Slow Cooked Comfort Food
Even I was drawn in by the intoxicating aroma of this veal simmering away in the oven. It’s usually just cookies that get to me! And, as I predicted, the hubby raved about his dinner. Though he did think the orange zest was overkill. Sheesh. Score one for Dorie!!!
Are You Familiar with Gremolata?
Gremolata is a minced herb garnish typically served with osso buco. Usually made with parsley, lemon zest and garlic, Dorie tweaks her recipe to mimic the orange and basil in this dish. Dust your finished dish with orange gremolata right before serving.
See the full recipe on Serge the Concierge.Print
Orange-Basil Gremolata for Osso Buco
- 1/4 cup orange zest, finely chopped (may use some of the leftover blanched zest)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Mix all ingredients in small bowl about an hour before serving. Cover with plastic to keep mixture moist.
- Sprinkle over plated osso buco before serving.
Yield: makes enough for 4 servings
Total time: 5 minutes
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