March 24, 2019
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Wild boar stew

Difficulty
Medium

Preparation time
80 minutes

Cooking time
140 minutes

Serves
8 people

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Wild boar stew is a savory and tasty winter recipe characterised by an intense and distinctive flavor. It is a classic way of cooking wild boar meat and this recipe is quite easy to make, however preparation and cooking take a very long time.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg wild boar meat
  • 250 grs black pitted olives
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • bay leaves
  • rosemary
  • capers
  • vinegar
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • 300 grs peeled tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 3 celery sticks
  • juniper berries
  • sage
  • parsley
  • chili
  • 1 glass red wine
  • pepper

Preparation

  1. Accurately rinse wild boar, cut into pieces and soak in water and vinegar with all the herbs (parsley, 1 onion, garlic, 1 carrot, 1 celery stick, bay leaves, juniper berries, sage, rosemary) for at least 12 hours, paying attention that meat is completely covered.
  2. Finely chop 1 onion, 3 carrots, 1 rosemary twig and 2 celery sticks.
  3. Once wild boar is well drained, place over a high flame to make it lose its liquid.
  4. Drain and add oil and the chopped mixture you have already prepared.
  5. As it simmers till golden brown, add chili, juniper berries, capers and black olives.
  6. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  7. When meat is well browned, pour in red wine and let cook over a high flame until it is completely evaporated.
  8. Then add tomatoes, a glass of water and let cook for two hours, turning down the heat.
  9. Serve with polenta or boiled potatoes.

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