Croatian Traditional Recipes

Food prepared in the way which has been passed down for generations (..and then it reached me..and you :)

By Nina.

Tingulet

Traditional Dalmatian meal -- the recipe has passed down generations via my mother's side of the family. This is how my none (nonna) made it. Rumour has it that it was originally made with pigeons - hence prošek (a really sweet and aromatic wine -- NOT the Italian prosecco). I wouldn't make it with a pigeon though, even if I had a lot of prošek that I am cooking with (instead of drinking).

Requires chicken leg, onions, garlic, prošek (proshek), salt, nutmeg, pepper, cloves and tomato paste.

Takes 45 mins.

Makes 4 servings.

As Nina makes it.

Shnitzels in sauce (Šnicli u saftu)

Delicious meat slices (šnicli) covered in thick sauce, how my grandma made it (I would always sneak into the kitchen to steal some toč (sauce) before it was done). Best served with some gnocchi (or something gluten free, if needed).

Requires veal, onions, garlic, tomato paste, red wine, nutmeg, salt, pepper, parsley, cloves and mixed herbs.

Takes 120 mins.

Makes 4 servings.

Suitable for gluten free diets.*

As Nina makes it.

Mussels (Dagnje) (Dalmatian style)

Requires mussels, onions, garlic, parsley, white wine and breadcrumbs.

Takes 20 mins.

Makes 1 kg.

Suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.*

As Nina makes it.

Fish Soup and Boiled fish (Riba na lešo)

Dalmatian style -- Recipe handed down from my mother and grandmother

Requires Hake (lat. Merluccius), onions, potatoes, carrots, parsley, thyme, pepper corn, garlic, olive oil, rice, tomato paste and olive oil.

Takes 45 mins.

Makes 1 kg.

Suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.*

As Nina makes it.

Goulash

A very delicious traditional (veel) goulash. For an interesting twist, replace the veal with venison and potatoes with kumara or pumpkin (add nutmeg)

Requires veal, onions, salt, pepper and paprika.

Makes 1 kg.

Suitable for gluten free diets.*

As Nina makes it.

Pinca (Easter sweet bread)

Traditional Dalmatian recipe for sweet easter bread. This amount will make 2 people very happy.

Requires flour, yeast, sugar, butter, vanilla essence, egg yolk, milk, eggs, lemon zest, orange zest, salt and rum.

Makes 2 pieces.

Suitable for vegetarian diets.*

As Nina makes it.

Salsa (Šalša)

Salsa (pronounced as [shaal-shaa] ) as my grandmother and mother make it. Dalmatian goodness in a pot, served with pasta, or as a base for meat dishes, or simply as a side.

Requires tomatoes, onions, parsley, garlic, sugar, salt, pepper and mint.

Makes 1 kg.

Suitable for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.*

As Nina makes it.

* Dietary flags are set by the recipe's author, and are not verified. Please double-check the ingredients yourself, especially if you have allergies.