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Preparation time: 20 minutes (+ 30 minutes marinating)
Cooking time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 4 x 300g Traditional Osso bucco
  • 1/3 cup red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 eschallots, thinly sliced
  • 4cm piece ginger, finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups (375ml) beef stock
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, halved, bruised
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar, finely grated
  • 350g butternut pumpkin, peeled cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 Japanese eggplant, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 175g green beans, trimmed, halved, blanched
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Steamed broccolini, jasmine rice, Thai basil, sliced red chillies and lime wedges, to serve


  1. In a large snap lock bag or shallow glass bowl place the beef and curry paste. Rub to coat and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight, if time allows.
  2. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof casserole dish over medium heat and cook the eschallots, garlic and ginger for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly softened. Add the beef and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until seared. Add the coconut milk, stock, lemongrass, kaffir lime, 1 tbsp fish sauce and palm sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce to a low simmer, cover surface with a circle of baking paper and cover with a lid or foil. Gently braise for 2 to 2 ½ hours or until meat is tender and falling off the bone.
  3. Add the pumpkin and eggplant to the curry with 20 minutes cooking time remaining, removing lid.
  4. Remove from heat and stir through the beans, remaining fish sauce and lime juice.
  5. Steam broccolini and prepare jasmine rice according to packet directions.
  6. Serve curry with broccolini and rice. Garnish with Thai basil, sliced chilli and lime wedges, if desired.


  • The flavour in the curry will intensify overnight and curry will thicken due to marrow in shin
  • You could substitute the beef shin for beef chuck or oxtail
  • Thai apple eggplants would be great in the curry and for a healthier option you could substitute jasmine rice with brown rice

Slow cooker directions

  • Prepare beef shin as per original recipe up to stage 2 when you will transfer everything into the base of the slow cooker – depending on the slow cooker, you may be able to brown the meat and vegetables off in the base on the stovetop.
  • Cook beef in slow cooker for 3 to 4 hours on high setting or 6 to10 hours on low setting, or until beef is tender and falling off the bone.

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