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Osso Buco with Asian Flavors

  • ACTIVE: 40 MIN
  1. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  2. Four 1-pound pieces of veal shank
  3. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  5. 2 tablespoons sugar
  6. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  7. 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger, plus 2 tablespoons finely slivered
  8. 20 cilantro sprigs with roots, plus cilantro leaves for garnish
  9. 4 star anise pods
  10. 2 tablespoons Szechwan peppercorns
  11. 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  12. 3 cups water
  13. 1 cup dry sherry
  14. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  15. 2 large scallions, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large enameled cast-iron casserole. Add the veal shanks, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the shanks to a plate and discard the oil.
  2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the garlic, sugar, onion and chopped ginger to the casserole and cook over low heat until the onion is deeply browned, about 7 minutes. Add the cilantro sprigs, star anise, Szechwan peppercorns and crushed red pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the water, sherry and soy sauce and bring to a simmer. Return the veal shanks to the casserole and bring to a simmer. Cover and braise in the oven for about 3 hours, or until the veal is very tender.
  3. Transfer the shanks to a platter and cover with foil. Strain the sauce and return it to the casserole. Simmer over low heat until very flavorful, about 5 minutes. Add the slivered ginger and the veal shanks, season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Transfer the shanks to shallow bowls and spoon the sauce on top. Sprinkle with the scallions and cilantro leaves and serve.


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