Gratin of Veal Shanks with Spiced Tomato Sauce and Pasta

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

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

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Here’s my updated recipe for pastitsatha, a particularly popular dish on the Ionian Island of Corfu, where the food is spicy rather than herbal as in most of Greece. It’s nearly impossible to pass by a kitchen door in Corfu without catching the aroma of sweet paprika cooking in oil, but you’d be hard-pressed to find paprika used elsewhere in Greece.

Pastitsatha is truly an outstanding meal-in-onepot dish. Chunks of farm-raised chicken or rosy veal shanks are cooked slo