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Culinary Recipes

Rosemary Braised Veal Shank

Adapted From: Chef Daniel Boulud:  Cooking in New York City

Daniel Boulud and Peter Kaminsky, Assouline 2002


Makes 4 servings (icon-pdf download recipe)



  • 1 veal shank, about 2 pounds (ask your butcher to trim the top and bottom bones)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, cut to the same length as the shank
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large Spanish onions, peeled, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, peeled, trimmed and cut on the bias into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, trimmed and cut on the bias into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, sliced, washed, and cut on the bias into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 8 cups unsalted beef stock or low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes


  1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Season the shank with the salt and pepper.  Use kitchen twine to tie the shank in 1-inch intervals.  Tuck in the rosemary sprigs.
  3. Warm 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a Dutch oven or casserole over high heat.  Slip the meat into the pan and brown it evenly, turning it carefully as needed until all the surfaces of the meat are a light golden brown.  Transfer the shank to a platter and let rest.
  4. Warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the same pan over medium heat.  Add the onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and leek and cook until the vegetables are tender but have no color, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.  Add the tomato paste, peppercorns, and bay leaves and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in the flour, then add the wine, stock, tomato, and the shank.  Bring the liquid to a boil and cover the pot with a lid.  Slide it into the oven to braise until the shank is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Transfer the meat to a heated serving platter.  Cut off and discard the kitchen twine and rosemary.  Boil the pan liquid until it reduces by three-quarters.  Strain the sauce over the meat and serve immediately.

Wine Selection:

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, California (U.S.), Byron 1998.  Light bodied, with cinnamon and red-berry aromas that pair well with the carrots and turnips.  The vivacious nature of this wine with high acidity enlivens the slowly braised veal shank.


Affordable French Restaurant in Vancouver, BC. Globally recognized chef Daniel Boulud lends his name and signature French contemporary cuisine to db Bistro Moderne, one of Vancouver's finest restaurants. Centrally located in Kitsilano, with the downtown core just across the bridge and the world famous Granville Island Public Market within walking distance, db Bistro Moderne Vancouver offers a mix of timeless French dishes crafted with a contemporary presentation, using fresh quality products and ingredients. db Bistro Moderne is located at 2551 West Broadway between Larch and Trafalgar streets in Vancouver, BC.