Braised Veal Shanks

Braised Veal Shanks
Braised Veal Shanks. Getty
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  • Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Meaty veal shanks turn meltingly tender when braised slowly in wine and vegetables. Plus they each hold a delectable nugget of marrow in the hollow bone. Serve the shanks over buttered egg noodles or fettuccine and be sure to include a tiny spoon for scooping out the marrow. This is comfort food at its best!

Ingredients

  • 4 meaty, 2- to 3-inch-thick pieces veal shank (12 to 14 ounces each)

  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red or white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish (optional)

    Gremolata (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

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