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Pork Osso Buco

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"Pork shank isn't as rich as veal, but I like it better in osso buco. Still, if you want veal you can use it here too."
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Ingredients

3 h 20 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Salt and pepper both sides of pork shank sections. Watch Now
  2. Heat oil and butter in a heavy pot over high heat. Brown pork until it gets a nice sear, 3 or 4 minutes per side. Transfer pork to a plate; reduce heat to medium. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot. Sprinkle with salt. Cook and stir until onions start to turn translucent. Add tomato paste; cook and stir until tomato paste starts to caramelize, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; stir for 2 minutes. Add white wine and raise heat to medium high. Watch Now
  3. When sauce comes to a simmer, cook until sauce reduces slightly. Add bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, and ground cloves. Add chicken stock and return to a simmer. Transfer pork back to pot along with any accumulated juices. Bring mixture to a very slow simmer. Cover and cook until fork tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Watch Now
  4. Serve shanks with plenty of sauce, topped with freshly chopped parsley and a sprinkle of lemon zest. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Chef's Note:
  • If using whole clove, tie them in some cheese cloth along with the bay leaf and other herbs to create a "bouquet garni."
  • You can serve the shanks over polenta, pasta, or rice.
  • Love garlic? Top the osso buco with gremolata rather than simply lemon zest and parsley.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 262 calories; 8.4 9.7 30.3 82 1384 Full nutrition

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Absolutely delicious! I had the poor man's version, I made it with boneless pork loin chops. I substituted broth for the wine (only because I was out of wine). I adjusted the cooking time down a...

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This did not have a good taste to us at all. I usually love Chef John recipes, and have made quite a few of his dishes (his mushroom gravy is FANTASTIC). This particular recipe was actually gros...

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Absolutely delicious! I had the poor man's version, I made it with boneless pork loin chops. I substituted broth for the wine (only because I was out of wine). I adjusted the cooking time down a...

I couldn't find pork shanks. I ended up buying beef shanks. I swapped out the white wine for red. I swapped out the chicken broth for beef. This recipe was FABULOUS!!! the meat was so tender an...

wonderful taste

I loved this recipe. The veggies literally melted into the sauce. I had pork osso buco at a top rated local restaurant. I made this a week afterward and my husband said this was better. I agree...

I followed everything except omitted the onions and covered the shanks with flour to brown first. It turned out delicious. Will make again

Excdellent! I'm apt to change recipes but this was wonderful as is and I will make it again (and again and again)

We had this at friends and all agreed it was a 'make again dish'. I added it to my favorites and made it exactly as per the recipe. I love Chef John recipes.

I used beef shanks, and it is delicioius!

Yes, a couple of times. I have used veal shanks. Sauce has a wonderful flavor. Thanks chef John for another fantastic recipe!