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Pastirma Pie (cured beef)
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Pastirma Pie (cured beef)
Method

“Pastirma” or “Pastourma” is a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef with a very exceptional flavor and lingering taste. It is a predecessor to pastrami. If you haven’t tried it here is your chance in this delicious pie! Definitely a new taste to try!

  • Preheat oven to 190* C (380* F) Fan.
  • Remove the rind from the cured beef (pastourma). Chop into small pieces and put in a bowl along with the cheese.
  • Remove the stems form the tomatoes and cut in half. Squeeze them and allow their juices to fall into a small bowl. You want to remove all of the juices and seeds. Set the bowl aside and wipe the moisture from the tomatoes with some paper towels.
  • Finely chop the squeezed tomatoes, parsley and mint. Add them to another bowl along with the cured beef. Add the olive oil, pepper and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Spread 1 sheet of puff pastry onto the bottom of a 25x35 cm baking pan.
  • Cover with the cured beef mixture and spread it evenly over it. Do not spread filling all the way to the edge so that the second layer of puff pastry can have a clean surface to stick to.
  • Brush the edges of the phyllo dough with some the egg, lightly beaten.
  • Cover with the second sheet of puff pastry. Press the edges with a fork to seal and enclose the filling. If the 2 sheets don’t stick together properly, the filling may spill out while baking.
  • Brush the surface with the remaining egg and carefully pierce with a knife so that the steam created in the pie can escape while baking.
  • Sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake for 40-50 minutes until the pie turns a beautiful golden brown.
  • To make the yogurt sauce, combine the yogurt, olive oil and mint in a bowl and serve along with the pie.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

432
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

28.6
Total Fat (g)
41 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

14.2
Saturated Fat (g)
71 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

28.8
Total Carbs (g)
11 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.0
Sugars (g)
4 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

14.2
Protein (g)
28 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.1
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.2
Sodium (g)
19 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.