Croatian Recipes: Dalmatian Pašticada

If you visit the Dalmatian coast then you must try this dish as it originates in Dalmatia.

Dalmatinska pašticada, or just pašticada, is a stewed beef dish cooked in a special sauce and served usually with gnocchi or homemade pasta. The long and meticulous preparation, and the range of fascinating ingredients such as roasted bacon, onions, parsley, nutmeg, prunes, and the sweet dessert wine prošek, helps the wonderful flavours come out.

To try it out yourself at home, check out this recipe below:

Ingredients
Beef (silverside) – 2.5 kg
Carrots – 900 g
Celery – 300 g
Parsley root – 200 g
Apple cider vinegar – 200 ml
Red wine – 400 ml
Pancetta – 100 g
Garlic – 6 cloves
Onion – 2
Bay leaf – 2
Rosemary – 1 sprig
Tomato paste – 1 tablespoon
Prunes – 15
Vegetable stock – 1 litre
Honey – 2 tablespoons
Plum jam – 2 tablespoons
Cloves – 1 teaspoon
Olive oil, pepper, salt, prošek

Instructions
1. Slice the garlic lengthways, chop the onions, pancetta, carrots, celery and parsley.

2. Run a sharp knife along the beef opening it up. Insert the garlic and pancetta into the slits. Place in a dish and pour some vinegar and red wine over it, salt and pepper, bay leaf, rosemary, and cover and let marinate overnight in the fridge.

 

Source: croatiaweek.com

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