Osso Bucco is an Italian dish

usually made from veal shanks that are braised in wine and vegetables. As we cannot easily buy veal in South Africa, I usually make mine using beef shin.

Oranges and shallots?

I have posted a traditional recipe in the past but I felt like a change and wanted to use the delicious fresh oranges that Allison had picked from her tree for us. And whenever the supermarkets have shallots we always grab a bag or two. Shallots have a beautiful subtle onion flavour. I used shallots, but if you don’t have any use onions, thickly sliced. And of course sage goes so well with oranges, but if you don’t have any , use thyme or an extra handful of parsley!

This is one of those easy one pan recipes.

If you don’t have a pan with a lid, simply use a sheet of foil to cover it. I also favour recipe that I can cook on the stove top instead of heating the oven , which is an electricity guzzler!

This dish can be served with pasta, rice or mashed potatoes, but because I’m judiciously counting the calories I served Cauliflower ‘Rice’ that was well seasoned with parmesan.

Recipe:  Osso Bucco with Orange, Shallots and Sage