Catalan Estofat with Roast Vegetables

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

  • About

Stewing is a great way to tenderize a tough piece of meat, in this case beef shin, which, being highly gelatinous, develops an especially luscious texture when cooked slowly. Traditionally, an estofat is made in a wide clay-covered casserole, smothered in hot coals.

My recipe, adapted and updated from a version served at the famous Hostal de Sant Jordi restaurant in Barcelona, Spain, bakes the casserole in an oven for 4 hours, which produces excellent results. Such long cooki