November 02, 2011

Lamb Osso Bucco and Delicata Squash

Several weeks ago, I bought two lamb osso bucco pieces and two lamb steaks from US Wellness Meats. Since Mother Nature decided to grace us with 5 inches of snow on Saturday, I decided a nice slow-cooked meat meal would be great.  Julie and Charles Mayfield have written a new cookbook called Paleo Comfort Foods.  Buy it:   Paleo Comfort Foods.  It will be some of the best money you'll spend.  While you're at it buy Make It Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason.  More money well spent.  In Paleo Comfort Foods, you will find a recipe for Osso Bucco (p. 298).  Follow it and you will be richly rewarded. I used one lamb osso bucco (tailbone with meat) and one lamb steak to add some more meat.  After  a couple of hours in the oven, the meat will literally fall off the bone, the marrow will meld into the sauce, and the vegetables will make an almost creamy sauce.  Heaven.

To go with it, I took two delicata squash, cut them in half lengthwise, and removed the seeds.  I then sliced the halves into 1/2 inch slices. Scatter them on a baking sheet.  Slice a medium onion into similar slices and sprinkle on the squash.  Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil, salt and pepper, and 2 tablespoons of good balsamic vinegar.  Mix well with your hands, spread evenly, and bake about 20 minutes at 350 or until the squash is tender.  The onions will crisp and sweeten and the squash will soak in the balsamic.  This dish made the perfect companion to the osso bucco.  Mmmm.


  1. What a lovely recipe, I don't eat nearly enough lsmb, so looking forward to trying this one!

  2. The edible parts I laboriously dissected out were pretty good though, and the vegetables were pretty standard. Both were much better with the mashed potatoes when i first tried it out to my aunt house.
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