Osso Bucco has become a new found favorite in our home this year, I HAD to share with you! It’s a novel way to spice up date night too if you prefer to stay home! The lamp chops are oven braised for a couple of hours in a cast iron pan and paired with well seasoned vegetables, wine, garlic and fresh herbs!
So what is Osso Bucco? It actually originated in Milan and they traditionally use veal. Seeing as though I don’t eat veal (but certainly no shade at all 🙂 ), I opted for pasture raised lamb. Osso Bucco in Italian means “marrow bone,” referring to the marrow-filled shin bone that this dish is traditionally made from. What’s so great about it is, when you braise the meat for hours, even the marrow of the bone is FULL of flavor!
I paired this lovely entrée with garlic mashed potatoes and gremolata-which is a zesty mixture of chopped parsley, lemon zest and fresh garlic! I promise, this is definitely a comforting meal and it SO PERFECT for a cool winter evening with your loved one(s)! Buon Appeitito!
Homemade Lamb Osso Bucco
Ingredients for Lamb Osso Bucco
Ingredients for Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients for Gremolata
Prepare The Lamb
Start by cutting the lamb into even sections. Season both sides with (2 tbsp)olive oil, thyme, minced garlic, and black pepper. Coat both sides with Dijon honey mustard and dip the planks in flour and set aside.
Prepare Your Vegetables
Chop up your onion, celery and carrots.
Cook Your Lamb Osso Bucco
Preheat your cast iron pan to medium heat. Line your cast iron pan with (2 tbsp) olive oil and unsalted butter. Once butter has melted, add your onions, carrots and celery to the pot and cook them down a little until they have 'danced' with the olive oil and butter enough to where they are sautéed well.
Preheat your oven to 170º F. Pan sear the lamb with the onions, carrots, and celery until it is partially cooked. Add your white white, let it cook for 2 minutes Then add your beef stock, and tomato paste, cover at let it cook for only 5 minutes. Place the entire pan in the oven and let it slow cook for 2 hours.
Prepare Your Side: Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Wash, peel and chop your potatoes and cook them in water even with the potatoes until the potatoes are just soft enough to have a fork pierce through each one. Drain the water. Mash the potatoes well and season with ghee, garlic powder, cream cheese salt and white pepper.
Prepare the Gremolata
Chop up your bundle of parsley and place them in a bowl. Zest one lemon on top of your parsley. Add your olive oil, minced garlic and Himalayan salt and mix well.
Pair your full entrée (Lamb Osso Bucco, mashed potatoes and gremolata) together and enjoy!