Monday, December 21, 2015

Sauteed Meat a.k.a Sofrito - a Corfiot Specialty!


Sauteed Meat a.k.a Sofrito

If you have ever visited Corfu then chances are you have tried this wonderful, delicious traditional recipe, Sofrito, an acclaimed dish and very well known not only to locals  but to all travelers who have visited this breathtaking island! Sofrito  has been a part of the Corfiot cuisine since the Venetian times. Cooking ways vary but the basic ingredient is garlic, wine and vinegar which gives the meat its piquant flavor. 

Sauteed Meat a.k.a Sofrito

  • 2.2 pounds beef fillet or veal 
  • 8 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 3-4 tablespoons parsley  ( finely chopped) 
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cube beef knorr
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Take your slices of meat add salt and pepper dredge it in flour, pat off the excess flour. 
Fry it on medium heat until golden brown. The flour that will fall off into the pan will be the basis for the sauce.

After you have fried it place on a platter ( make sure you place paper towels so all the oil could drain out.) Set your meat aside so you can begin on your sauce. Now in your pan add garlic, parsley, you can also add about 1 tablespoon of flour. Saute for few minutes, don't burn your garlic. Once you have sauteed your ingredients add two glasses of white wine, you can also use red( but this makes it a heavier dish) Also, add a bit of vinegar ( about 1 shot glass), scrape the flour from the pan mix all ingredients add 1 cup of water when it starts to boil add you knorr beef cube( I don't like to use beef cube in this recipe) some people use it. Add you meat and cook until it's tender. A small tip you can also add mustard I also omitted this, it's not traditional if we use mustard. 

You can serve it with, baked potatoes, mash potatoes, or rice with a side of string beans. Serve with a glass of wine and KALE OREXI!!!!  

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