Massi's pappardelle with osso buco ragù

"I'd love the recipe for the pappardelle with osso buco ragù from Massi in Melbourne." - Thea Soutar, Stanmore, NSW

Massi serves this dish with fresh pasta; we've taken a shortcut and used dried pappardelle instead.

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You'll need

100 ml olive oil, plus extra to serve 1.2 kg veal osso buco pieces (about 2cm-thick) 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 small carrots, finely chopped 100 gm Swiss brown mushrooms, diced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 250 ml (1 cup) red wine 2 Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped 50 gm prosciutto fat, finely chopped 500 ml (2 cups) veal stock 1 tbsp finely chopped marjoram, plus extra to serve 500 gm dried pappardelle Finely grated parmesan, to serve


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 150C. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 60ml olive oil and veal, and fry, turning occasionally, until browned all over (8-10 minutes). Remove veal from pan, add remaining oil, reduce heat to medium, add onion, carrot, mushrooms and garlic, and fry gently, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden (8-10 minutes). Add red wine, reduce by half (4-5 minutes). Add veal to bottom of pan, scraping vegetables aside, then add tomatoes, prosciutto fat, stock and marjoram, cover with a tight-fitting lid or foil, transfer to oven, and braise until meat falls from bones (2½-3 hours). Rest in stock for 30 minutes so meat retains its juices. Remove and discard excess fat and bones, roughly shred veal, set aside while reducing sauce.
  • 02
  • Bring braising liquid and vegetables to boil over high heat, reduce to 500ml (2 cups) (12-15 minutes) until well flavoured. Add roughly shredded veal back to sauce, season to taste.
  • 03
  • Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente (6 minutes). Drain, reserving a little pasta water, add pasta to ragù and toss over medium-high heat to combine, adding a little pasta water to loosen the sauce if necessary. Season to taste and serve scattered with parmesan and extra marjoram.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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May 2017

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