COMMENTS: This healthy and hearty soup from Michael Moore's "Blood Sugar" was a big hit with my soup-loving family on a cold night.
2 osso bucco
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely diced
1 stick of celery, finely diced
1 leek, washed & sliced
1 bay leaf
1 sprig of thyme
splash of white wine
2 cups bottled tomato sauce (passata)
1 litre (2 pints) beef stock
1 cup dried borlotti beans, soaked overnight
1/4 bunch parsley, finely chopped
zest of 1 lemon
freshly ground black pepper
1. In a hot saucepan, brown osso bucco in a little oil for 2 minutes each side. Add onion, vegetables and bay leaf. Add white wine, tomato passata and the beef stock. Bring to the boil. Add beans and cover with a lid. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until meat falls from the bone.
2. Remove bones from liquid and flake meat with a fork. Check consistency, if soup is too thick add a little more stock or water.
3. To serve, spoon meat into the centre of plate and pour over soup. Garnish with gremolata.