‘Leg Bones’ Halloween Osso Buco

‘Leg Bones’ Halloween Osso Buco


What better dish to serve your Dinner for the Dead guests than Osso Buco? You can even refer to it as human leg bones! From food stylist Janice Poon.



6 pieces osso buco, 2-3 inch bone
1/2 cup flour
pinch salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 tbsp butter
1 cup beef stock
1 cup red wine
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp fresh rosemary
1 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
garnish black quinoa
garnish daisies


Dredge veal pieces with flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

In a large Dutch oven or heavy-lidded casserole, heat olive oil over medium-high heat then add veal pieces, sautéing on all sides until brown. Transfer veal pieces to a bowl and set aside. 

Add onions, carrots, celery and butter to Dutch oven and sauté, stirring over medium heat until lightly browned. Deglaze the Dutch oven by adding stock and scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Then add wine, tomatoes, oregano, rosemary and bay leaf.

Return veal shanks to the Dutch oven, cover and bake at 350 F (180 C) for 1 hour, then reduce to 275 F (140 C) and bake for another 2–3 hours or until very tender.

Serve over black quinoa to represent maggots and dirt.

Have a few daisies sticking out of the bone. Pushing up daisies is a fun flair to complete this dish.

Osso Buco is displayed to look like human leg bones for Janice Poon's


Video: 'Leg Bone' Halloween Osso Buco

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