Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Croatian Food

Sampling the fine Croatian food was one of the highlights of my visit. The cuisine is absolutely delicious. Because of their long coastline, seafood is prominent. But, meats and cheeses are also plentiful. Fresh figs and pomegranates, ruby red ripe tomatoes, basil. I really liked this black risotto dish made with squid ink. And...I cannot say more about how divine their olives and olive oil are. If it weren't for the airline restrictions on liquids, I would have packed my carry-on full of the stuff!

Here are some of my favorites, along with some pictures to get you salivating:


prosciutto, cheese, tomatoes, olives


shrimp with olive oil and garlic


Palacinke (pronounced "pala chink eh"): pancakes filled with chocolate and walnuts


gelato

Would you like to try your hand at some Croatian cooking? Check out this site for some free recipes!

http://www.croatiatraveller.com/Recipes/Recipes.htm


Eat up, and adventure on!

Kristen