Wholesome Ossobuco with the Lot

Wholesome Ossobuco with the Lot 07

I served this Osso Buco with Polenta Chips. Polenta has never been my forte, in fact as a teenager I once cooked some for the family, my brother and sister thought it was terrible and apparently were told they had to eat it. I have been teased about it ever since at siblings dinners!
I certainly don’t remember the appalling taste, I blocked it out! As a parent I recommend that you forget how bad a dish may taste to your kids, on the odd occasion that you have produced an awful dish and when it comes to foods that your child claims no ‘to like’, I recommend you apply the same principle of forgetfulness!

Polenta chips, made with milk complete this wholesome dish beautifully.

Anyway you will need:

Preparation: 15min. Cooking:1.5hr or more if possible.


  • Osso Buco: beef or veal, 800g.
  • Carrots: 100g, sliced
  • Mushrooms: 50g, sliced
  • Zucchini: 200g, cubed
  • Broccoli: 100g, florets cut bite size
  • Celery: 100g, sliced
  • Onion: 1 chopped
  • White 1: 1 glass
  • Olive Oil: 1tbsp
  • Tomato Passata: 50g


  1. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot, sear the meat on all sides. Set aside.
  3. Add olive oil, onion, carrots, mushrooms, and stir over medium heat for a few minutes, until soften.
  4. Deglaze with white wine on high heat, scrape the bottom of the pot.
  5. Reduce heat, add Passata, meat, 1 glass of water, cover partly and reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Simmer for about 1.5 hr.
  7. 15 min before serving add zucchini
  8. 5 min before serving add brocoli
  9. Before serving sprinkle celery, so now you have it: raw and cooked veggies.

Bon appétit

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