Italian Meat & Fish Recipes


One of Milan’s most traditional and delicious meat dishes.

Ossobuco alla Milanese is a unique dish typically Lombard.

A noble dish born in 1700 and since that time considered a dish for true lovers of tradition.

Made exclusively with tender veal meat, ossibuchi alla milanese can usually be served with polenta, mashed potatoes or the typical saffron risotto.






  • 4 veal shanks (ossobuco)
  • 3 ½ oz onion
  • 3 ½ oz butter
  • 1 ¾ oz all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup meat broth
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • ½ lemon zest



Use a small knife to make incisions along the edge of the veal shanks to make sure that they do not change shrink during cooking.

Then cover evenly in flour and season with salt and pepper.

Place a large frying pan over medium heat.

Add the butter and, once melted, add the veal. Once browned on both sides, remove the veal and set aside.

Add sliced onion to the pan you cooked the veal in. Once golden, return the veal to the pan and add white wine.

As soon as the sine has cooked off, cover the veal shanks in the meat broth and cook , covered, for an hour and a half.

In the meantime, prepare the gremolata. Finely chop peeled garlic, parsley, lemon peel and rosemary.

Mix everything together.

Before serving cover the veal shanks in the gremolata mixture.




The veal shanks should be cut around their edges so that the nerves do not shrink during cooking.

It is preferable to cook them covered in a pan so that they will be more tender. Ossobuco is often served with saffron rice.


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