Updated: Friday, 02 Mar 2012, 2:34 PM MST
Published : Friday, 02 Mar 2012, 9:54 AM MST
KASA - DAUBE DE BOEUF NICOISE(PROVENCALE)
For 8 people:
2 pounds meat for stew(beef shank)
1 celery stick
2 cloves of garlic
4 cups red wine
4 cups chicken stock
Thyme - Laurel
1 tsp. orange zest - 1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tbsp. tomato paste
2 oz. dry porcini mushrooms
Salt - Pepper
1 to 3 tbsps. oil
Brown the beef in the oil., stirring until it is browned on all sides. Turn down the element or remove
the beef from the element so that it does not burn.
Cut the vegetables(carrots, onions, and celery) into big chunks and add them to the beef.
Replace the pot on the element.
Make a bouquet garni of the thyme and laurel and add it to the pot.
Add the tomato paste, the red wine, and bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the chicken stock, the porcini mushrooms, the lemon zest and the orange zest.
Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust other seasonings(thyme,laurel).
Cover the pot and place it in a 350 degree oven for 2 or 3 hours.
Remove from oven, separate the meat and vegetables from the sauce. Strain the sauce.
Spoon some of the sauce over the meat and vegetables.
Set any extra sauce in a sauce boat to pass at table. Serve over rice or or medium egg noodles.