Taste of Croatia
Take a culinary tour of coastal Croatia to sample the region's tasty food, including crni rizot, brodet, pasticada, istarska jota and pod pekom.
Crni RizotThis savory dish is Croatia’s version of squid ink risotto. Influenced by neighboring Italy, Croatia’s version of this deep, dark and rich dish is very similar to the Italian version, with chewy and soft arborio rice, tender cuttlefish, squid or octopus, and lots of olive oil, lemon and parsley for garnish. It’s best paired with a glass of red wine to stand up to the rich flavor from the ink. 960 1280
GrideleOne of the best ways to enjoy the seafood from the Adriatic is to get it straight off the gridele. Oily Adriatic fish is simply grilled with olive oil and fresh Mediterranean herbs over the wood from either old grapevines or olive wood, which both impart the region’s deeper flavors. 960 1280
Scampi BuzaraA common dish from the north Adriatic Sea, this is a simple dish to cook, and very messy to eat. Shrimps still in their shell are tossed in a light tomato sauce with shallots, garlic, wine and parsley. Grilled bread is the perfect accompaniment to sop up any leftover sauce. 960 1280
Pod Pekom, or PekaThis traditional method of roasting meat is commonly found in many homes throughout Croatia. In a forged steel bowl, meats like poultry, lamb or veal, or seafood like squid or octopus, are placed atop chopped potatoes and drizzled with various Mediterranean spices and olive oil. The sacz, a steel dome lid, is placed atop to trap the heat and moisture, allowing the high heat from a Dalmatian furnace or oven to create evenly roasted meats and tender potatoes. 960 1280
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