What to eat on your Croatia holiday!
By Croatia Gems 23rd February 2022
According to The Telegraph, your Croatia holiday would be enhanced from sampling these authentic dishes:
Pag cheese and Croatian cured ham – served throughout Croatia for a simple, delicious meal or starter.
Octopus salad – combines hunks of succulent simply cooked octopus, chopped onion, parsley, olive oil and vinegar.
Black Risotto – rice, cuttlefish, cuttlefish ink, onion, garlic, red wine and olive oil, it is coloured jet black by the cuttlefish ink.
Pasta with truffles – using truffles from Istria, are either grated on pasta or steak, or made into rich creamy sauce.
Brudet – is a slow-cooked fish casserole, combining mixed fish, onion, tomato, wine and herbs, served with polenta.
Shrimps na buzaru – Fresh whole shrimps briefly sautéed with olive oil and garlic, followed by chopped tomato and a dash of wine. Delicious – mop up the sauce with chunks of fresh bread.
Fresh fish – In a typical konoba (tavern), choose from a platter of whole fish (generally sea bream, sea bass and John Dory), they are simply grilled, and served with a drizzle of olive oil and a chunk of lemon.
Peka – a peka is a domed iron lid or “bell”, used to cover a casserole pot, which is then buried under glowing embers to create a slow-cooking micro-oven. Used to cook lamb or octopus with potatoes and other vegetables wine and olive oil.
Sarma – cabbage leaves stuffed with mince and rice is of Turkish origin.
Roast lamb – Janjetina (lamb) roasted whole on a spit is a favourite throughout Croatia and often can be found at roadside restaurants which display the whole lamb being cooked on the spit.
Beware: after partaking of these amazing dishes, you will have a good excuse to retire to the beach or to your Croatia villa to fully digest your meal!
Photo © Restaurant Kopun & Proto Restaurant, Dubrovnik Old Town
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