Beautiful, elegant with amazing flavor, this is the perfect dish to serve at your next formal dinner party! It's a great meal your guests will rave about...
Take shanks out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking to. Season meat well on both sides with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. Using a fine sieve, dredge shanks with flour on both sides. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and clarified butter. When hot, working in batches, place veal shanks in pan and brown on all sides; transfer on a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons clarified butter.
Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Three minutes later, add ¼ cup white wine, stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer onions in a bowl; set aside. Add carrots and celery to the skillet and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Pour in the remaining white wine and also add Marsala. Scrape the bottom of the pan to dislodge any brown bits; cook for 2 minutes.
Add veal stock, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Gently stir the ingredients before returning onions back to the skillet; stir again. Carefully place veal shanks back to the pan with its juice and press gently to submerge the meat. Bring to a simmer, cover and transfer to preheated oven. Cook for 1 ½ hours and until meat is fork tender and falls off the bones Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
To serve; Spoon Orzo alla Milanese in each bowl, place an ossobuco on top, ladle braising juices and vegetable over meat and then finalize by sprinkling parsley and lemon zest.