The weather continues to be despicable, so I’m opening with this photo of the June Roomasaare Regatta to remind myself and you that summer and good weather does come.
I earlier posted the photograph of this in a forum on Live Journal – Food Watch and a watcher requested the recipe. So, as I have almost noting else of interest to write about, here, forthwith, what to do with a kilo of fresh wild boar meat (metsasika in Estonian) if you should be fortunate enough to find yourself with such an item.
Recipe for Wild Boar Braised in Red Wine
Cut the meat into largish chunks, maybe 3 cm’s square-ish.
Marinate at least overnight. I used a mixture of half a bottle of Sangiovese, a good glug (as Jamie Oliver says) of olive oil and a mixture of the herbs and spices in the photograph.
Garlic, sea salt, whole peppercorns, dried sage, 2-3 whole cloves and 3 juniper berries.
The next day remove the meat from the marinade and wipe dry. Roll in flour and brown in some olive oil and remove.
Add more oil and gently sweat 1 medium onion julienned, 1 large carrot julienned and a good cup full of quartered mushrooms.
Add the meat to the pot. Strain the marinade and add this along with enough good red wine to cover and 3 tablespoons of tomato paste.
Cover tightly and simmer 3 hours or until the meat is soft.
As you can see I served this with pureed potatoes to soak up the sauce.
I know I swore I wasn’t going to post any more winter pictures… but…
I think these women in the forest are doing a ritual to encourage spring to hurry up and get here. I don’t think it’s working as it’s snowing – AGAIN – today.
4 days walked
Miles = 14.7
Kms. = 23.7
Totals walked: 153 / 239
Still to go 319 / 479
In relation to Frodo &Co: Heading east from Chetwood. Ground dropping slowly. Quiet and peaceful.