Remember to remove your meat from the packaging, pat dry and
bring to room temperature.
Pre heat your oven to 135°C temperature.
Next choose a suitable sized oven proof casserole with a tight
Season the meat just prior to coloring with good quality sea
Make a mirepoix by neatly chopping equal amounts of onion,
carrot and celery or our preferred choice of celeriac, the root of
the celery plus a bay leaf, sprig of rosemary and a few black
peppercorns, another nice addition can be a head of garlic split in
Take a large, heavy based frying pan, and add a few drops
pomace or vegetable oil.
Fry the Osso Bucco pieces on both sides in small batches then
transfer to the casserole dish.
Next fry the mirepoix until lightly coloured.
Then add half a bottle of white wine, and reduce by two thirds
then add 500ml of Essential Cuisine veal stock, 1 tablespoon tomato
paste (optional) and reduce a little, thicken with a tablespoon
corn flour mixed with a little cold water and stirred into the
Pour the sauce over the meat and cover. Place in the centre of
the oven and cook for 3 to 4 hours, the meat should be tender when
pierced with a meat fork and fall away from the bone.
Remove from oven, carefully take out the meat and keep warm.
Pass off the juices through a fine sieve into a clean sauce pan and
reduce to a glossy finish then pour back over the meat ready to