Category Archives: Balkan

Uzbek Plov

Plov is a central Asian dish made mostly from rice is cooked in a seasoned broth, called zirvak (Uzbek). Depending on the region it may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, and even dried fruits. In the east, plov is almost a daily staple but at the same time is served for special events like a wedding, funeral, child birth etc. Since...
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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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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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