Mâncare de ardei

Mâncare de ardei

Chargrilled peppers with sour cream   This is a summer dish, quick to make and perfect to be cooked outdoors in the summer kitchen. The important thing here is to chargrill the Romano peppers, to bring out their natural sweetness. You can use any sweet peppers,...
Romanian leek stew with olives, mâncare de praz

Romanian leek stew with olives, mâncare de praz

This leek stew with olives is a very popular dish in Romania, especially during Lent. Lent is dotted throughout the whole year, being observed not only before Easter and Christmas, but also at important saint days or religious ceremonies. In modern days, people decide...
Haddock in beer batter with creamed courgettes

Haddock in beer batter with creamed courgettes

This is a lighter alternative to the classic fish and chips. The beer batter is light and crunchy, and even if the creamed courgettes don’t have the starchiness of the potatoes, they make for a satisfying side dish. The sprinkle of lemon zest lifts and brings...
Millet pilaf with peppers

Millet pilaf with peppers

Before maize and cornmeal were  introduced to Romania, the main grain in our diet, alongside wheat, was millet. Even today, we use it as an alternative to rice or potato dishes, and I like to make a filling of millet with mushrooms to stuff cabbage leaves with. The...