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Croat Recipes


Each region of Croatia has its own distinct flavors and influences, and for this region Croatian food is sometimes referred to as "the cuisine of regions". Some popular Croatian dishes include:
  • Brudet - Fish stew, served with polenta (boiled cornmeal)

  • Cešnovka - A garlic-flavored spicy pork sausage from the Turopolje region.

  • Đuvec - Stewed vegetables, similar to ratatouille.

  • Gulaš - A spicy beef stew, similar to Hungarian cuisine's gulyás (goulash).

  • Kulen - Another variety of spicy pork sausage. Kulen is originally from Slavonia.

  • Istrian stew (Croatian: Istarska jota) - A garlic-flavored stew made with bacon, spare ribs, beans, potato and sauerkraut.

  • Juha od Mahuna - A green bean soup with carrots, lentils, onions and peas.

  • Pašticada (sometimes known as "Dalmatinska pašticada") - A beef stew served with gnocchi (dumplings) or wide noodles.

  • Sarma - Sauerkraut rolls containing ground (minced) pork and rice.

    Sarma

  • Sataraš - Bell peppers and other vegetables, minced and roasted.

  • Slavonski Cobanac - Lamb stew originally from Slavonia.

  • Zagrebacki odrezak - Thin slices of chicken or veal stuffed with ham and cheese and then sautéed. As the name suggests, this dish is originally from Croatia's capital, Zagreb.
Here are some Croatian desserts:
  • Cupavci - A biscuit-like cake cut into small cubes which are covered with chocolate and dessicated coconut.

  • Krafne - A type of doughnut (without a hole), filled with cream, custard, chocolate or jelly (jam).

  • Palacinke - Crêpes with sweet fillings.

  • Rožata - A custard pudding, similar to flan.

  • Strudel (Croatian: Savijaca, Strudla) - The Croatian version of strudel, filled with apple or cheese.

  • Strukli - A type of ravioli, originally from Zagreb. Traditionally, strukli was eaten at Christmas, but is now eaten all year round. Strukli may be filled with either apple or cheese and is often eat with compote of dried fruit (pear, apples or prunes).
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Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast

By Ino Kuvacic

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Released: 2017-05-09
Hardcover (224 pages)

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Dalmatia is a celebration of the food of Croatia's Mediterranean Coast, a region with a long, rich history, but one that is only slowly coming to prominence as tourists continue to discover its rugged beauty, blue waters and rustic, simple cuisine.

Alongside more than 80 achievable recipes (presented as Salads & Vegetables; Seafood; Meat; Desserts and Drinks), the book sells the dream - and a sense of discovery. It tells the story of this place, in words and pictures, communicating both to people who aspire to experience it for themselves, and to those with fond memories of having done so.

Accompanied with stunning local photography of both this beautiful region and the culinary experiences it offers, Dalmatia will transport you to the shores of Croatia from your home kitchen.

Ultimate Balkan cookbook: TOP 35 Balkan dishes that you can cook right now (Balkan food Book 1)

By Slavka Bodic

Released: 2018-05-06
Kindle Edition

Ultimate Balkan cookbook: TOP 35 Balkan dishes that you can cook right now (Balkan food Book 1)
 
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Learn to how cook DELICIOUS Balkan recipes!

Sarma, musaka and original kajmak recipes inside!

Within these pages, you will learn 35 authentic recipes from a Balkan cook.  These are not ordinary recipes you’d find on the Internet, but recipes that were closely guarded by Balkan mothers and passed down from generation to generation.


Main dishes, Appetizers and Desserts included!

If you want to learn how to make homemade musaka, sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), Croatian green peas stew and 32 other authentic Balkan recipes, then start with our book! Also, I reveal the best homemade versions of kajmak west of Serbia! Kajmak is a delicious butter cheese cream spread that is a staple at Balkan tables.


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Within this book, you’ll learn 20 different Balkan main dishes includings my fantastic Sarmic od zelja (green rolls), Bosanski Ionac (Bosnian pot stew), prebranac (Serbian baked beans) in addition to other Balkan favorites.  9 different types of appetizers and 5 different desserts including authentic Baklava and gibanica (our Queen of Pies)!

  1. Main Dishes
  2. Appetizers and Breakfast
  3. Desserts
  4. Bonus - How to make “modern” homemade kajmak!

35 authentic and delicious recipes you can cook right now!

I’ve gathered my best Balkan recipes to transform you into a Balkan chef!  As I wrote each recipe, I smiled remembering all the nice moments eating these dishes over the years.


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Cooking in Croatia & Bosnia: 425 Croatian and Bosnian Recipes

By Karmela Kis

BookSurge Publishing
Released: 2005-12-08
Paperback (208 pages)

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Recipes range from appetizers, to soups and main courses, and naturally, deserts. With an aim to restore the joy of cooking in the American kitchen, some of the delectable recipes presented include catfish in cream, eggplant mousaka, goose stuffed with chestnuts, and a host other mouth watering offerings ready for your table.

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

By Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Knopf
Released: 2018-04-03
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For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step on a path that led to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidia’s close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.

Croatian Recipes: Croatian Food from a Real Croatian Grandma: Real Croatian Cuisine (Croatian Recipes, Croatian Food, Croatian Cookbook)

By Ivana Novak

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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With the help of my Croatian Grandma who at 90 has been cooking since the early days of the Soviet Union we formulated a real Croatian Recipe book. This book is unique in that it has REAL traditional Croatian Recipes that have been in my family for generations! I also made sure to include popular regional dishes that are unique to certain areas of Croatia. There’s a little bit of everything here from Croatian Main courses to the illusive and delicious Croatian Desserts. Pick your own delicious Croatian adventure with our 50 recipes!

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Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine

By Martha Rose Shulman

Rodale Press
Released: 2010-06-08
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Intensely flavorful and inherently healthy, Mediterranean food is one of the world's most appealing cuisines. Mediterranean cooks know how to make eating a pleasure. They do it simply—with olive oil and garlic; with herbs and spices; with tomatoes and eggplants, peppers and squash, figs and peaches, and other seasonal produce. And of course there is crusty bread and local cheese, the freshest yogurt and endless wine.

In this authoritative and anecdotal cookbook, award-winning author Martha Rose Shulman captures the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean region in more than 500 delicious vegetarian dishes that will appeal to everyone. The book represents years of meticulous research gleaned from Shulman's travels through France, Spain, Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, North Africa, and the Middle East. She presents authentic contemporary variations as well. You'll dine with her in Greek olive groves, feast on recipes handed down from mother to daughter for generations, and she offers her own tomatoes and fresh sardines in Croatia, savor coffee gelato in the streets of Bologna. At every turn in the road there is a new culinary reward.

Whether you are a vegetarian or a dedicated meat eater, Shulman's recipes are substantial enough to satisfy any appetite. Included are such tempting creations as Majorcan Bread and Vegetable Soup, Provençal Chick Pea Salad, Pasta with Ligurian Artichoke Sauce, Greek Cauliflower Gratin with Feta and Olives, Balkan-Style Moussaka, North African Carrot "Compote," and Sweet Dessert Couscous with Citrus and Pomegranate. There is also an entire chapter devoted to the renowned "little foods" of the Mediterranean: tapas from Spain, antipasti and merende from Italy; meze from the eastern and southern Mediterranean, and more. In addition, the book features a glossary of useful cookware and indispensable pantry staples and the best online sources for hard-to-find ingredients.

As Martha Rose Shulman herself says, "Mediterranean food enthralls me." Readers of Mediterranean Harvest will be enthralled as well.

A Taste of Croatia

By Karen Evenden

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A Taste of Croatia...savoring the food, people and traditions of Croatia's Adriatic coast...is both a user-friendly cookbook and an intriguing travel memoir dedicated to the land that the New York Times recently dubbed the "New Riviera." Packed with straight-forward recipes, photos, food facts and anecdotes, the author has created a publication that goes beyond the bounds of what makes a great cookbook...she delivers the spirit of the culture, the country and the cuisine and then ties it all together with a collection of recipes that will make you want to run to your kitchen and start cooking. Today, throughout America, we are hearing more and more about the benefits of eating fresh, seasonal, local foods that are grown and produced using sustainable methods. However, for today's cooks, it can be difficult to know exactly how to incorporate these concepts into our busy lives without it being too complicated, time consuming or expensive. Toss in a dash of ethnicity and even the most competent home cook can become discouraged. Fear not: A Taste of Croatia provides a straightforward and easy way to celebrate a culture whose dishes can be created anywhere fresh ingredients can be found...all the while capturing you with an inspiring story that will allow you to set out on your own adventure...without leaving your favorite chair. A Taste of Croatia is based on the author and her husband's three-year odyssey sailing the Adriatic coast and living aboard their 50-foot sailboat. It is the story of the lands they explored, the people they met, the markets they visited and the foods they enjoyed. Presented as a well organized, easy-to-use cookbook, most of the recipes have been savored by generations of Croatians and all of the recipes have been adapted for use in American kitchens. It is the author's hope to provide each reader with his or her own enriching, delicious, inspiring and thought-provoking "taste of Croatia."

Croatia at Table

By Ivanka Bilus

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The book you are holding contains more than just a variety or rrecipes on how to cook good and tasty food, even though it represents the best of Croatian tradition in the skill and culture of food preparation. The wish of the authors is to present Croatia in its manv and diverse aspects. Croatia at Table offers not only information on the rich and versatile Croatian gastronomic culture, but also many other elements that accompany fhe country's cuisine. Croatian dishes are based on the produce of the soil in Croatia: the yield of the continental as well as the Medilerranean areas. The many differences can be seen at Croatia's table. The dishes described have been chosen with great care. They represent a unique anthology of instructions and suggestions on how to adapt a long tradition in the cuisine of one of the oldest European peoples to the sensibility of modern man, whether from Croatia or abroad and how to use all the attainments of the modern food processing industry. The book Croatia at Table has been created by a team of authors who have long years of experience in culinary research. Therefore, each dish tells its own different story, not forgetting toasts and information on the best Croatian wines. Without them, Croatia's culinary culture at table would be incomplete, deprived of the joy of dinng together.

Flavors of the World - Croatia: Over 25 Recipes to Guide You Through Croatian Cooking

By Nancy Silverman

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If you love foreign foods and lots of meat, this is the perfect cookbook for you. Croatian food is incredibly delicious and uses a lot of meat, which adds great flavor to any dish you plan on making.

Although you may think you know everything there is to know about Croatian cooking, there’s always more to learn! Cooking is always more fun when you learn in the process. This book offers easy instructions for over 25 Croatian recipes which will help you master this cuisine for your next dinner party. Show off your new skills and watch your friends come back for dinner every night!

Grab your copy of Flavors of the World - Croatia and start cooking today!


 
 
 

 
 
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