Friday, October 31, 2014

FFWD - Osso bucco a l'Arman


For French Fridays with Dorie this week, our assignment was Osso Bucco a l'Arman. 

We were supposed to buy four veal shanks for this purpose, but these were nowhere to be found here, so I just bought three pieces (~1 kilo) of beef osso bucco and made the full sauce recipe.

The mix of flavours in this dish is quite delicious - oranges, tomatoes and rich, melt in your mouth meat are the stars.  I also took up the bon idee of making a rice pilaf to serve with my osso bucco.

This tasted good, and I like stew like dishes such as this one.  Would I make it again? Maybe - but osso bucco is not a cheap cut, so it would be a dinner party/special occasion dish only.

To see what the other Doristas thought, visit the FFWD website.

18 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

I guess you could say you were lucky you found the beef, Gaye. I wouldn't even attempt to search for either here...

Sure looks good! Thanks for sharing...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

We love Osso Bucco-we even had some the other night in Rome and it was wonderful. The Roman style was with peas and carrots!

Liz Berg said...

You're right...definitely not a weeknight dish, but more for a special occasion. Glad you enjoyed, too!

Cher Rockwell said...

Very nice - glad you were able to find the beef shanks! They were not easy to source here either.

Guyla said...

I made mine with rabbit. Is that something you can get at a reasonable price? Its really good and cooks in about half the time. We will definitely make this one again! Like you the stews and braises are some of my favorite FF recipes!

oneexpatslife.com said...

Interesting to hear that there are such extreme price differences for this slice of meat in different corners of the world. Here in Germany this cut of meat is downright cheap.

Kathy said...

This really was wonderfully delicious! Glad you enjoyed it!

Betsy said...

Some of the ingredients in this book are hard enough to come by in the US. You seem to have added challenges on the other side of the world. I agree that this was delicious!

Diane Balch said...

I am surprised that a fatty on the bone piece of meat is so expensive? It was tasty.

Mardi Michels said...

I made the same quantity of meat as you did and halved the sauce and there were still tons of leftovers! SOmetimes the quantities of liquidy thing in the book is a bit off... This was tasty and I'd make it again (at $7 a kilo here it's pretty good value).

KB from Prof Who Cooks said...

Beautiful plating! I also can't believe how much the "inexpensive" cuts of meat are now cost. Same thing with short ribs! I just never believe it anymore when a cookbook author says it's cheaper. I agree that it was definitely not a weeknight dish!

Adriana said...

I think we should set out to find out the next big cut of beef or veal before the restaurants and butchers catch on. :-)

Kayte said...

My oh my that picture of your osso bucco looks wonderful, I wish I could sit down and have a bite or maybe the entire plate!! YUM.

Diane Zwang said...

You are right that this is one expensive cut of meat. I am glad that I made it though.

Teresa said...

I enjoyed it, too, and made the bonne idée rice. I packed some up for my parents to try and they absolutely loved it.

Mary Hirsch said...

Your photo of beef osso bucco really shows how delicious it must have been. I am making it later in the month and looking forward to it. Price was my problem. I was getting ready to leave town so just didn't want to waste a well-made recipe. Very nice.

Emily said...

You did good and you are right - it's DELISH!

Christy said...

I love it for dinner parties or special occasion at home, but it definitely is out of the price range of everyday meals! Hope you are having a great week!