This is one awesome recipe – I love it and hope you will too.


1.8kg veal shank, cut across the bone in 2 slices

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 small carrots, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup diced tomatoes, with their juice

1 cup dry white wine

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

2 tablespoons lemon zest or 2 strips lemon peel (2 x 1/2-inch)

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley


In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium heat. Pat shanks dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown in oil, two or three at a time. Transfer to a plate.

Add onion, carrot, garlic and salt to the pan and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Add tomatoes, wine and oregano. Return veal to pot.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer until veal is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer veal to a serving platter.

Cook sauce, uncovered 10 minutes more, until slightly thickened; remove lemon peel. Add parsley. Pour sauce over shanks.


I adapted this recipe for Phase 2 when I felt like having Osso Buco, and you can too.  Just leave off the items that you cannot have.

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