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As with most Italian dishes there are as many recipes of Osso Bucco as there are Italian cooks. This is a compilation of several. If you can't find veal shanks, substitute veal shoulder or anything suitable for braising. We'll use the leftover sauce with the Meatballs.
Total time: 45 minutes
Shredded carrots and Gruyère cheese combine to make an interesting timbale for a first course. The carrot retains a light crunch, and the sweetness pairs well with the slightly sharp cheese. A bit of tomato sauce is all that's needed to finish. Using drained canned tomatoes give the sauce a much fresher flavor than using regular tomato sauce.
Total time: 90 minutes
Braised Veal Shanks, another Italian classic with many variations: some have a light, lemon sauce; some a heavy tomato. This is a light vegetable....
Total time: 30 minutes
The addition of puréed cauliflower to mashed potatoes adds a lovely flavor and sweetness.
Note: Can be put into an oven proof serving dish, covered with foil and kept warm in 200F (100C) oven for 15 minutes.
Cooking Schedule: 75 minutes for menu