Poached meat

Poached meat

Lešo meso

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Dalmatia
Serves
4

This is a very popular way of preparing meat in Dalmatia. You can use many different cuts and varieties of meat. My mother usually prepares this dish with beef neck or ribs. After poaching the meat you will have a beautiful stock, which you can serve as a soup before the poached meat – just add some orzo pasta and cut vegetables from the stock to the soup and you have a great appetiser (see Note, below).

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg mixed meat (chicken wings, beef neck and lamb cutlets)
2 brown onion, with the skin still on, cut into quarters
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
2 tomatoes, halved
1/2 celeriac, peeled
4 garlic cloves
50ml extra virgin olive oil
2 tab fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorns
sea salt
see method for ingredients, to serve
Dalmatian tomato sauce, to serve

Method

  1. Add the meat, vegetables, parsley and peppercorns to 3 litres cold water in a saucepan and bring it to the boil. (Starting off with cold water will give a better flavour to the soup, but if you want the meat to be tastier, add the meat and the vegetables to boiling water.) Season with salt and let it simmer over low heat for 2–3 hours.
  2. When the meat is cooked, take it out of the stock (reserve if making a soup – see Note, below) and cut it into smaller pieces. Season with more salt and drizzle with the olive oil. Serve with the potatoes and tomato sauce on the side.

Note

  • For the soup, discard all the solid ingredients from the soup except the carrot and celeriac. Cut the carrot and celeriac into small pieces. Add some orzo pasta to the soup and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 5–10 minutes. Adjust the seasoning, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of parsley on top and serve.
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