Minestrone soup is so popular, here is my version of it in a meat stew form. Be sure to watch my knife skills video on how to chop all these ingredients, so it takes you no time at all!
This is Moroccan inspired, but instead of using cumin I use garam masala. I find cumin overpowering and garam masala a perfect blend of flavors. If you don’t like cilantro feel free to leave it out. A quick tip on garnishing: I don’t garnish just to make it pretty, garnishing is a very important part of finishing off a dish flavor wise. If you cook with herbs, they have a very important but different flavor, and when you put those fresh herbs back into the dish at the end, the cooked and fresh flavors meet and create a blend that is essential to rounding out the dish.
Corn beef is such a treat and I only buy it on special occasions but if you are going to buy it and make it, make it right! It should be moist and juicy and pink and falling apart in the best of ways!
Osso Buco is a veal shank. It is an incredible cut of meat that has a flavorful marrow bone attached to it. Go to any butcher and ask for Osso buco and they will know what you are talking about.
Spaghetti squash is a squash that makes it’s own spaghetti without any fancy kitchen gadgets. It will fulfill your pasta craving without any of the carbs. It is such a delicious simple flavor and will soak up anything flavorful you put with it!