Gallina al Mirto – Myrtle hen

Difficulty: Average Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 kg hen;
onion;
carrot;
celery;
myrtle;
extra virgin olive oil;
salt;
black pepper

How to make Gallina al Mirto – Myrtle hen

Clean the hen eliminating the interiors.
Fill it with leaves of myrtle, tie it with kitchen string and place it in a pot covering with abundant water.
Add the celery, the carrot, the onion, some myrtle leaf, a pinch of salt, and black pepper.
Boil it for 2 hours to a slow fire.
Serve warm.

Regional Recipe from Sardinia

ITALIANO

Difficoltà: Tempo medio: 2 ore e 30 minuti

Ingredienti

2 kg di gallina;
cipolla;
carota;
sedano;
mirto;
olio extravergine d’oliva;
sale;
pepe nero

Come preparare Gallina al Mirto

Pulire la gallina eliminando gli interni.
Riempirla di foglie di mirto, legarla con spago da cucina e metterla in una pentola coprendola con abbondante acqua.
Aggiungere il sedano, la carota, la cipolla, qualche foglia di mirto, un pizzico di sale e pepe nero.
Far bollire per 2 ore a fuoco lento.
Servire caldo.

Ricetta regionale della Sardegna

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Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
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