Osso Buco Recipe (Braised Veal Shanks)

An easy braise in white wine packs lots of flavor.

BRAISING

_ Rick Moonen, RM Seafood, Las Vegas_ "It was years later that I learned that the technical term for what Mom was doing by simmering those ingredients in a little liquid was braising -- and it's since become one of my favorite techniques." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story » See the complete list of SAVEUR 100 items »Todd Coleman

Rick Moonen, chef of RM Seafood in Las Vegas, gave us his mother's osso buco recipe for these falling-off-the-bone veal shanks. Serve them with mashed potatoes to soak up the rich gravy from the pan.

Pairing Note: With apple notes and a bit of oak, Xavier Monnot Meursault 2007 ($70) complements this rich braise.