Monday, March 28, 2011

Anna Sultana's Brodu tac-Canga - Meat Soup, Maltese Style

On Saturday we got back to Lent.  
I find it a little hard to believe Tony ate many salads.

Well, maybe he did during Lent.
Not Janice.  No way.
Meadow, for sure.

Back to Lent, Maltese style.
We had more soups than salads.
The water did wonders to kill the hunger pangs.

Hey, we were on an island.
Water, water, everywhere.
Including on our tables.

We made lots of soups.
That's just our way.

                        
                        Brodu taċ-Ċanga 

Cut into small pieces                                    
4 large potatoes                   
1 onion  
1 carrot
1 stick of celery
2 tomatoes
  
Place the vegetables in a large pot with                                                     
800 g (about 2 pounds) beef shin
2 litres of water
1 teaspoon tomato paste
Bring slowly to the boil. 
Reduce heat and simmer, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.    
Season with salt and pepper.

Variations:
A) 1/2 Cup or so of small pasta or rice can be added 
towards the end of the cooking time.

B) The meat can be taken out and served separately 
as a main course with vegetables.

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