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Bolliti Misti

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Ingredients
  Beef tongue 3 Pound (fresh)
  Cotechino sausage/Other uncooked pork / beef sausage 1 Pound
  Boneless lean beef 2 Pound, well trimmed, rolled and securely tied (1 joint, chuck, silverside or topside)
  Boneless veal 2 Pound, trimmed, rolled and tied securely (1 joint, loin or leg)
  Onions 4 , peeled and quartered
  Carrots 4 , peeled and cut in half
  Celery stalks with leaves 4
  Parsley sprigs 8
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 6
  Whole chicken 3 Pound
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large sauce pan place tongue. Cover tongue completely with cold water. Place it over high heat and boil.
2. Reduce the heat and cover the pan.
3. Simmer the tongue for about 3 hours, until the meat shows no resistance when it is pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
4. Drain excess water from the tongue.
5. With a sharp knife, skin it, cutting away the fat, bones and gristle at its base.
6. In a large pan, lay the sausage flat. Cover it with cold water.
7. Prick the sausage in 5 or 6 places, to release some of the fat from the sausage.and to prevent it from bursting as it cooks.
8. Boil the water.Lower the heat and simmer the sausage, uncovered, for another 45 minutes.
9. Remove it from the pan when it is done and put it aside.
10. In a large saucepan, combine beef, onions, carrots, celery tops, parsley, bay leaf, salt and peppercorns.
11. Pour in enough cold water to cover the meat completely.
12. Bring it to the boil over a high heat.
13. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.
14. Reduce the heat and partially cover and allow the beef to simmer for 1 hour before adding the veal.
15. Let the meats simmer together for another 30 minutes, skimming the surface fat as necessary.
16. Add chicken.
17. Cook for 15 minutes, and then add the tongue and sausage.
18. Simmer partially covered for 20 to 30 minutes longer, until the meat is tender.
19. Take a carving board, and transfer the beef, veal, chicken,
tongue and sausage on it.
20. With a sharp knife, peel the skin from the sausage.(If you wish, strain the broth, discarding the vegetables and seasonings, and serve it as a soup course with pasta in it.)
21. Then carve the sausage, beef, veal and tongue into thin, even slices.
22. In a large heated dish, arrange the slices attractively.
23. Carve the chicken into serving pieces and arrange with the sliced meat.

SERVING
24. Serve Bolliti Misti hot, accompanied by salsa verde.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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