Tonight we are having beef shanks
I made most of it yesterday so I didn't have to be rushed today - this isn't a one-pan, 10-minute dinner like some of my favorites. But it is truly delicious and I have made it about 10 times.
Three large beef shanks are cooked 5 hours on low heat in a bath of tomato, balsamic vinegar and water, with carrots, garlic, bay leaves and a bunch of peppercorns.
Bones (with marrow) and carrots
Sauce reduced for about an hour till thick and tasty
Yukon gold mashed potatoes
Sautéed mushrooms (boring; no picture) and Broccoli waiting to steam.
Wine to wash it down
A hearty loaf to soak up the sauce... 😃
Now just start the oven and let it warm up while we enjoy starters (brought by our guests).
I will update this post after the meal gets assembled and served if I can remember...