• Romanian sauces with horseradish

    The other day I shared with you a couple of recipes of sauces with garlic. Today is time for some more Romanian recipes. Horseradish is again an ingredient that can be found in a lot of the Romanian recipes If you like horseradish too check out the recipes below:HORSERADISH SAUCE SOS de hrean 1 horseradish root,peeled and grated 3 tbsp. water 1 tbsp. vinegar 1 tsp. salt 1 pinch granulated sugar In a non-reactive bowl, mix water and vinegar. Add salt and sugar, and stir to dissolve. Add grated horseradish to your taste. Keel well covered until ready to seve. Serve cold with boiled meats or poultry. HORSERADISH SAUCE WITH…

  • Romanian sauces with garlic

    I love garlic! I think all Romanians do! And we love sauces that contain garlic! If you like garlic check the below recipes: COLD GARLIC SAUCE Mujdei de usturoi3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 tbsp. olive oil 3/4 cup beef stock,hot 1 tsp. salt Place crushed garlic in a bowl. Add olive oil and stir well. Add beed stock and salt. Stir, pass through sieve, press with wooden spoon to push garlic through; discard any that remains. Let cool. This sauce can be used with steak, barbecued meats,sausages or fowl. GARLIC SAUCE WITH SOUR CREAM SOS de Usturoi cu Smantana 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. flour 2 garlic cloves,crushed…

  • Bean and tomato spread

    The Romanian translation would be Zacusca de fasole. You see my family – hubby and boogie – don’t like aubergines so even if traditionally this spread is made with them I thought I should give it a try to the beans one. Well my idea came last weekend when we visited our dear Romanian friends for New Year. My friend Ioana had a jar of shop bought zacusca and I loved it! I think I end up eating the whole thing myself. So…I decided to google the recipe and give it a try and cook it. All the Romanian blog sites are full of ideas and different ingredients for this…

  • Classic Polenta-Mamaliga Boiereasca

    The biggest difference between this recipe and the traditional one in wrote here before is the use of milk.Ingredients: 3 cups of milk 2 tsp salt 2 tbsp butter 1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal,coarse or medium ground 6 oz. Telemea cheese or a good feta cheese 1 cup sour cream In a Ceaun,heat the milk,salt and 1 tsp butter over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Sprinkle about a tbsp of cornmeal into the milk. As soon as the milk begins to bubble again pour in the rest of the cornmeal all at once, and stir with a melesteu or the handle of a long wooden spoon for…

  • Mamaliga- Polenta

    The recipes for “mamaliga” are numerous and vary with the region, the ingredients available or afforded and imagination. It is easy to prepare,inexpensive and delicious. Usually eaten by itself as a main dish it can also be served as a side dish with vegetables,meat,fish or chicken. In general it is classified as soft or hard mush,boiled,fried or baked. It is commonly cooked or served with cheese, usually cheeses made from ewe milk, such as “Telemea” (you can substitute this with the feta cheese) or “Cascaval”( which can be substitute with Kaseri or Italian Pecorino. The “mamaliga” used to be a substitute for bread which use to be a luxury in…