Galantina di faraona

Ingredients

1 large guinea fowl
2 carrots
1/2 red pepper
5 oz. Prosciutto Veneto Berico-Euganeo
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1 oz. fresh pistachio nuts
1 cup ground pork
3 lemons
1 egg
6 red cranberries
3 black truffles
1 celery stalk
1 small onion
1 sprig of fresh herbs
extra virgin olive oil
butter
sage
chicken broth
salt and pepper

How to make Galantina di Faraona:

Remove the skin from the guinea fowl, keeping it intact and set aside. Then remove the bones. Marinate the meat for 6 hours or overnight in lemon juice, one cup of olive oil and salt.

Dice the prosciutto and finely mince the guinea fowl meat. In a bowl mix together the minced fowl, the diced prosciutto, the grated cheese, the pork, the pistachios, the cranberries, the sliced truffle and the egg.

On a cloth spread out the skin, place the filling on top. Shape the filling like the bird and then sew the skin around it.

Chop the fresh herbs, the carrot, the celery stalk, two sage leaves and the small onion. Place the mixture in an oven-baking dish with about 3 tbsp. of butter. Brown in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes. Then pour in the 2 cups of broth and gently place the galantine in the baking dish. Cook in the oven for one hour, adding broth if necessary.

Remove the galantine, wrap in a clean cloth, and let cool under a weight. The galantine should be served sliced and at room temperature.

Serves 4