Category Archives: Armenian

Sunflower Kozinaki

Another Slavic sweet and easy recipe from my childhood that can be prepared quickly from sunflower seeds or nuts. Kozinaki (Gozinaki) are Georgian and Armenian sweets with walnuts and honey, traditionally prepared for the New Year and Christmas. Instead of walnuts they can be made from hazelnuts, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds. It's definitely kid's favorite!...
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Golubtsi

Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...
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Marinated Pork Kebab in Pomegranate Juice

This is a very traditional Georgian/Armenian recipe for pork kebab (shashlik). For our pork kebab-shashlik, I use the shoulder, it has more fat than tenderloin which to some people sounds bad but it makes the meat less tough and adds a lot of flavor. The fat also helps the meat from drying out while grilling. I usually cut the...
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Pork and Lamb Lula-kebab with Herbs

Lula-kebab is a popular dish of Azerbaijani cuisine and common in the Caucasus region, Central Asia and the Balkans. It's a ground meat formed into sausages and skewered. These can be cooked on a grill or in an oven. The most important thing in cooking Lula-kebab  is when kneading the ground meat onto the skewer. The more you knead the meat, the better it will hold onto...
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Baklava

Here is my way version of baklava, one of my favorite sweet, rich pastry recipes. Baklava is usually served at room temperature, often garnished with ground nuts. After baking, baklava can stay for a few days, if, of course, you will not eat it faster :)...
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