Pomegranate Marinated Pork Osso Bucco with Gremolata

Featured by Chateau Julien Winery in the Gold Wine Club.

Ingredients

8 Pork Osso Bucco (12-14 Ounces)
½ Cup Olive Oil
2 Large Onions, peeled and chopped
3 Large Carrots, peeled and chopped
3 Celery Stalks, chopped
1 Can Diced Tomatoes in Puree
1 14 Ounce bottle of Pomegranate Molasses (or sub 24 Ounces pure Pomegranate juice)
2 Cups Red Wine
4 Cups Brown Beef Stock or Chicken Stock
3 Bay Leaves
1 Tablespoon Herbs de Provence
6 Whole Garlic Cloves, peeled
6 Springs Fresh Thyme
Salt and Pepper

Gremolata:
6 Cloves Garlic, chopped
Small Bunch Parsley, chopped
Zest of 1 Orange, chopped
Zest of 2 Lemons

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Salt and Pepper Pork. In a large dutch oven, heat olive oil until smoking. Add the pork shanks and brown all over, remove shanks. Add vegetables to oil and sauté until onions start to brown. Add the rest of the herbs and stir. Add red wine and pomegranate molasses. Add stock, bring to a boil, and cover. Place in oven for approximately 2 ½ hours. Check to make sure meat is done (a knife should easily go through to the bone). Take shanks out of pot and skim the fat off the top of the sauce. Take out Bay Leaves and Thyme Stems and place sauce (in batches) into blender or food processor and puree vegetables. Pour sauce over shanks. Mix all Gremolata ingredients and sprinkle on top of Pork Osso Buccu and sauce.



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