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Light spring recipe by Daniela Pfeifer

Saltimbocca of wild boar with broad beans in sage butter with celery mash

Saltimbocca of wild boar with broad beans in sage butter with celery mash

Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 600 g wild boar saddle, boneless, cleaned

  • 12 slices of Parma ham

  • 4 lemons black pepper from the mill

  • 3 bunch sage, large-leaved Clarified butter

  • 600 g broad beans, split (alternatively frozen) Salt

  • 100 g butter

  • 2 celery roots

  • 200 g crème fraîche

Preparation:

1. Cut the meat into medallions about 3 cm thick and pound very thin. Pepper from both sides.

2. Cover one side with a sage leaf, place a slice of Parma ham on top and finally another sage leaf, fix with meatpin or wooden stick.

3. Place the saltimbocca in a bowl and sprinkle well with lemon juice. Do the same with all the other pieces of meat and marinate everything in the lemon juice for about 1 hour.

4. Boil the beans in salted water for 10-15 minutes, drain over a sieve. Melt 70 g butter and add the remaining sage leaves, cut into strips, simmer a little, add the beans, toss well and season with salt.

5. For the celery mash, peel the roots thoroughly, dice coarsely and boil in salted water, drain, let steam out a bit. Mash the celery in the pot, add crème fraîche and remaining butter, season with salt, pepper and a little lemon juice if necessary.

6. Preheat oven to 60 °C convection oven. Heat a little clarified butter in a non-stick frying pan, brown saltimbocca briefly on the ham side, turn over and continue to fry for approx. 1 minute.

7. Keep saltimbocca warm on a platter in the oven until all meat pieces are cooked.

8. Arrange everything on preheated plates.

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About the author

Daniela Pfeifer


With her diverse training - including extensive TCM training - and her wealth of experience, Daniela Pfeifer is supporting people on the path to a healthier lifestyle. For many years, she has been dealing with the most diverse forms of healthy nutrition with her individual, holistic, well-founded and comprehensive approach. In lectures, courses, and team training sessions, she enthusiastically shares her knowledge of the value of healthy, natural foods and their effect on our bodies, mental performance, and emotional balance.

More info: www.daniela-pfeifer.at

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