Corfiot Sofrito

Sofrito is a well known and unique dish of Corfu. It is made with beef, which is cooked in a vinegar sauce with garlic and parsley. It is served with rice or mashed potatoes

1.5 kg of round steak, thinly sliced

8cloves of garlic chopped

1 shot glass of vinegar

1 shot glass of dry white wine

1bunch of fresh parsley, chopped (leaves and tender stems).

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons of olive oil Olive oil for frying.

Flour for powdering

In a frying pan large enough to hold the slaces of meat add a little oil and bring it to a high heat. Put the flour on a large plate, powder the slices of meat, and golden on both sides. Place in a large pot and set aside. In the same oil . saute the garlic and parsley. When the garlic starts to change color and the parsley wilts, add the pepper, salt, wine, and vinegar. Stir well and pour over the meat. Add enough water to the pot to barely cover the meat. Holding the handles, shake the pot gently to mix the ingredients without stirring. Cover and cook over a medium-low heat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.