Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3

Step 2

To begin, season the beef shin with salt and pepper. Heat some olive oil in a cast iron casserole dish and once hot, sear the beef until brown all over. Remove from the pan and set aside

Step 3

Roughly chop the vegetables and add to the pan with the anchovies and thyme, stirring briefly

Step 4

Place the beef on top of the vegetables and cover with the wine, stock and orange juice. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and place in the oven for 2.5 hours

Step 5

To make the gremolata, pick the parsley leaves from stalks, finely chop and place in a mixing bowl. Using a microplane or fine grater, grate in the orange zest and garlic cloves. Finely chop the black olives, add to the bowl and mix well. Season with a little salt and pepper

Step 6

To serve, carve the shin and divide between plates. Spoon over some cooking juices and sprinkle with the gremolata to finish


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