Melas Zomos - Ancient Spartan BLACK BROTH

Melas Zomos - Ancient Spartan BLACK BROTH

If you've ever wanted to be a Spartan warrior, making a bowl of Melas Zomos is just a part of the process. Tasting History with Max Miller covered each step in making Melas Zomos and how to become a Spartan warrior.

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- 2lb (1kg) Pig Leg (or other pork product)
- 2 Cups (1/2 liter) Pig Blood
- 1 Cup (235ml) White Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 4 Cups (1 Litre) Water
- 3 Bay Leaf
- 1 Large Chopped Onion


1. Set a large stock pot over medium heat, then add the olive oil and onions and cook until tender and lightly brown, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the chopped pork to the pot book for another 10 minutes.
3. Pour in the vinegar and 3-4 cups of water (4 if you have fresh pig's blood, 3 if you have coagulated blood), the salt and the bay leaves. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium low and let the soup simmer, covered, for 45 minutes to and hour or until the pork is cooked through.
4. Add the pork blood* and simmer for 15 minutes more, then serve.

*If you are using coagulated pork blood, mix it with the final cup of water in a blender and blend until most of it is liquid. Strain out any large chunks and add the liquid to the soup.

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