A highly rated osso bucco recipe is Food Network's recipe using a bouquet garni of various herbs and spices and a homemade sauce to pour over the veal shanks. The recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare and serves around six people.
To make Food Network's osso bucco recipe, first, make the bouquet garni by wrapping a sprig of rosemary, a sprig of thyme, a bay leaf and 2 whole cloves in cheesecloth and securing it with kitchen twine. To prepare the veal, pat dry 3 whole veal shanks and tie each shank with kitchen twine to secure the bone to the meat. Sprinkle the veal shanks with salt and pepper and cover them in flour, making sure to remove the excess flour. Brown all sides of the veal shanks in a Dutch oven with heated vegetable oil. Remove the veal and set it aside.
Add a diced onion, a diced carrot and a diced stalk of celery to the Dutch oven, and cook them for about eight minutes. Add in 1 tablespoon tomato paste, and then return the veal to the pot with 1 cup dry white wine. Let the liquid reduce by half, and then add in the bouquet garni and 2 cups of chicken stock. Bring the liquid to a boil, and then reduce the heat, and simmer for an hour and a half. Remove the bouquet garni before serving, and pour the juices and sauce over the veal shanks to serve.