Pork Osso Buco Bourguignon


Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Salt pork osso bucco slices on both sides. In a large saucepan or ovenproof casserole dish, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sear osso buco slices on both sides. Do this in two batches if necessary. Remove meat from saucepan or dish.
  3. Add flour and stir in quickly. When flour has absorbed all the fat, pour in red wine and stir with a whisk.
  4. Add tomato paste and mix well, then add beef stock, onions, garlic and bay leaf.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reincorporate the osso buco slices. Cover and bake for 2 hours or until meat is tender or shreds easily with a fork. About 30 minutes before end of cooking, sauté mushrooms in a nonstick skillet until they release all their moisture. Add to saucepan or casserole dish and return to oven to finish cooking. Serve with celeriac purée and glazed carrots.

Tips:
  • To peel pearl onions more easily, blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Run under cold water, then use a paring knife to peel them.
  • For thicker sauce, at the end of cooking place the pan or dish over heat on the stove and remove the pork osso bucco slices. Add 15 to 30 mL of corn starch diluted with 15 to 30 mL of cold water and stir using a whisk. Bring to a boil, then return osso bucco slices to sauce.

Variation:
  • Replace the buttom mushrooms with specialty mushrooms such as oyster, morel or porcini.