I love clay pots, the typically Spanish ones, simple and somewhat rustic. They bring me good memories of my family in Murcia, of stews, roasts and rice dishes prepared with care for hours by my mother or my grandmother. I think it’s great for comfort foods, like this one traditional casserole noodle recipe, in this case with pork.
These types of dishes are the ones that my body asks me to do when autumn comes in and they crave stronger meals that warm the stomach. You can adjust the amount of broth Depending on whether you like soupy or rather dry casseroles, and even change the lean pork for ribs or pieces of veal, rabbit or some bird.
Cut the pork into stew cubes, discarding any excess fat. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a clay pot or similar and sauté the meat for a few minutes, Until it fries.
Add the chives and a minced garlic clove. Cook stirring over medium heat for a few minutes. Add the grated or crushed tomato, mix well and cook for about 5 minutes. Water with the wine, turn up the heat and let it evaporate. Cover with water or broth, lower the heat and let it reduce for about 15 minutes.
Add the noodles, adding more liquid if necessary. Crush or mash the almonds in a mortar with the other clove of garlic, the parsley and the saffron, and add to the casserole. Stir occasionally. At the end of cooking, season and add a little more parsley.
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With what to accompany the noodles to the casserole with meat
Is traditional casserole noodle recipe it is very comforting especially on cold days. It is a very nutritious dish that we can accompany with a salad or grilled vegetables to have a complete balanced menu, with seasonal fruit for dessert or a simple yogurt. It is more advisable to serve it at lunch or lunch, or, if anything, at an earlier dinner.
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