Category Archives: Georgian

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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Satsivi Chicken

Satsivi is a Georgian sauce which this dish is cooked in. Usually satsivi is cooked with chicken, but you can replace it with turkey, goose, duck, meat and even fish. The principal and mandatory ingredients in this sauce are walnuts, cilantro, garlic. Wine vinegar can be replaced by lemon juice or pomegranate. To thicken the sauce normally use flour or...
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Soup ‘Harcho’

One of my favorite soups is a traditional soup from Georgia (the country, not state). This soup is made from beef, rice, walnuts and sun-dried plum puree called 'tkemali' (cherry-plum). This soup is usually made with beef but for me it's best to cook with lamb. You can also add bay leaves and different spices like coriander, basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, or...
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Red Cabbage

Most Georgian recipes are spicy and flavorful and this recipe is a good example. It's an excellent appetizer to serve at dinner or on a holiday. Crunchy and slightly spicy cabbage pairs well with meat, potatoes or pasta. In the marinade you can add apple cider vinegar as well. If you love spicy food you can add an...
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Khachapuri

This is the Georgian national dish made from bread and cheese. There are a lot of variations of khachapuri - Imeretian, Adjarian, Abkhazian, Ossetian etc. They can be of different shapes also either round, puffed, or the classic which is in the form of a boat where the dough is formed into an open boat shape and topped with...
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Chakhokhbili Chicken

Chakhokhbili-stew poultry, one of the most delicious and popular dishes of Georgian cuisine. Originally it was prepared from a pheasant, but now is made from any bird, usually chicken. It's a very tasty, flavorful dish, that does not use water, oil, or fat since tomatoes and onions give this naturally to the dish. I like to add a little...
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