Ristorante Italiano

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Welcome to Mamma Mia Restaurant ! Welcome to this piece of Italy in Kent !

I trulli di Alberobello

This, in the picture, is Alberobello, meaning -beautiful tree-. An image that may seem out of place on an Italian menu, but your host, Roberto and his family, come from this picturesque village in southern Italy, from a typical house of that area called -Trullo-. Hope you like it !

An Italian tip for your cooking:
Osso Buco

Ingredients

8 Large Veal shanks, patted dry Salt and Pepper, to taste Flour 7 Teaspoon Unsalted butter 3 Teaspoon Olive oil 1?1/2 Cup Dry white wine 1?1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped 3/4 Cup Carrots, finely chopped 3/4 Cup Celery, finely chopped 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced 4 Cup Beef broth 1?1/2 Cup Plum tomatoes, chopped Bouquet garni 1/2 Teaspoon Salt Gremolata: 1/2 Cup Fresh parlsey, minced 2 Teaspoon Lemon zest 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced

Directions

Season the veal shanks with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour, shaking off excess. In a heavy skillet, heat 3 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp oil over mod?high heat. Brown the veal shanks, adding additional butter and oil if necessary. Transfer the shanks as they are browned to a platter. Add wine to the skillet, boil the mixture, deglazing the pan, until the liquid is reduced to about a half cup. Reserve in a small bowl. In a flameproof casserole just large enough to hold the veal shanks in one layer, cook the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in the remaining 4 Tbsp butter over mod?low heat, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are softened. Add the shanks and any accumulated juices to the casserole. Add the wine mixture, and enough broth to almost cover the shanks. Spread the tomatoes over the shanks, add the bouquet garni (6 fresh parsley sprigs, 4 fresh thyme sprigs, 1 bay leaf) and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the liquid to a simmer over moderately high heat. Braise the mixture, covered, in the middle of a preheated 325f oven for 2 hours, or until the veal is tender. Transfer the veal to an ovenproof serving dish with a slotted spoon. Discard the strings and keep the shanks warm. Strain pan juices into a saucepan, pressing hard on the solids. Skim off the fat. Boil for about 15 minutes or until reduced to about 3 cups. Baste the shanks in some of the reduced juices, and bake them, basting 3?4 more times, for 10 minutes or until the shanks are glazed. In a bowl, stir together the parsley, zest, and garlic. Sprinkle the shanks with the gremolata and pour some juice around and over them. Serve the remaining juices alongside in a boat.