Learn how to make an authentic Roman pork and apricot casserole (or minutal ex praecoquis to give it its proper name!), with food historians Pario Gallico. Vegan and veggie options also catered for.
for 4 people (or 2 big eaters)
Don’t be frightened by the length of this list! It’s not as complex as it might seem, you probably have half of these in your kitchen already, and you can make do with less herbs/ingredients:
You can choose fresh OR dried apricots instead of both.
Dill and mint are less important than coriander. If you dislike coriander, use mint.
* (Replace with diced lamb or chicken, vegan/vegetarian chicken – shredded or pieces- or grilled tofu or slices of halloumi. For vegetables only, use cubed turnips, onions, marrow…)
(You can choose your favourite option, this recipe uses bulgur wheat)
200g bulgur wheat (pre-cooked, cracked wheat. Very close to wheat groats, but cooks quicker) and 800ml water /broth
OR pearl barley (more accurate)
OR couscous (very quick and easy)
1 saucepan + lid
1 larger pan + lid
Sieve, chopping board, knives,spoons…