Culinary Enjoyable Holidays!

The holidays are upon us, the time of enjoying a tasty dish with friends and family, Today we give you a sneak preview!


The Holidays are upon us, a time of enjoying a tasty dish with friends and family. Our chefs are here to inspire you and love to give you a sneak peek while they are preparing the famous ossobuco alla Milanese 

Feeling inspired? We’d love to share our culinary secrets with you!

For the ossobuco

  • 4 pieces of weighing approximately 200-250 gr per serving veal shanks
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 stalk of leek
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 4 beefsteak tomatoes
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 600 ml meat stock
  • A sprig of parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

For the Milanese risotto

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 250 gr risotto rice
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 1 pinch of saffron powder
  • 500 ml hot meat stock
  • 150 gr crème fraîche
  • 40 gr freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Peel the carrots and cut them into strips. Clean the celery and the leek, wash them, then cut them into strips. Peel the garlic and onion and dice them. Skin the tomatoes, remove the stems and pits, then dice them. Heat the oil in a skillet. Sear both sides of the meat and season with salt and pepper. Add onions, carrots, celery, and leek to the skillet and briefly braise them. Douse with wine. Heat the oven to 180°C. 

Pour in the stock and add the tomatoes. Place the skillet on the bottom rung of the preheated oven and braise the shanks for about ninety minutes. Wash the parsley, pull the leaves, and mince them. Shortly before the end of the cooking time, add parsley, garlic, and lemon zest to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper, and puree the vegetable mixture into a thick sauce. 

Peel the onions for the risotto and dice them. Add butter to a saucepan and lightly cook the chopped onion. Add the rice and stir until translucent. Add the wine and stir in the saffron. Bring the mixture to a boil and allow the rice to rehydrate. Slowly add, after the liquid has reduced, the meat stock to the saucepan. Allow the risotto to become creamy for about 25 minutes. Stir créme fraîche and Parmesan cheese into the rice and season with salt and pepper. Plate the risotto and place a veal shank on top. 

Serve with vegetable sauce. 

Looking for more veal recipes? Visit here for more culinary inspiration and different dishes of veal. 

VanDrie Group wishes you culinary enjoyable holidays!

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