May 1, 2010

Roasted Peppers – Serbian Style

Posted in Food, Recipes, Serbia, Traditions tagged , , , at 5:30 am by Liliana

Roasted Peppers - Serbian Style

Roasted Peppers - Serbian Style

Recently, I was looking for a favorite Serbian delicacy – roasted peppers – and I came across Bibi’s blog.

This is what she writes about herself:

“I’m an American woman who has lived and worked in Belgrade for over 30 years. I’ve come to love the people along with all their idiosyncrasies, and hope that you’ll learn something more about Belgrade and Serbia … ”

This is her recipe for roasted peppers – Serbian style:

“You haven’t really enjoyed peppers unless you’ve eaten them Serbian-style. These sweet peppers, either green or red are roasted on a grill or even directly on the burner on one’s stove like I did above, until their skin is black. When they’re cool, peel the burned part away, place in a salad bowl, add plenty of chopped garlic, oil, and vinegar, and enjoy! Yum. Serbs also make roasted peppers into ajvar (pronounced EYE-var) by adding roasted eggplant and garlic, and running it all through a meat grinder. Ajvar is then eaten as a garnish, spread on bread, or mixed with a kind of feta cheese. Yum again.”

Yum, indeed. Try these delicious recipes and visit Bibi’s blog for more information. She has some very witty commentary and beautiful pictures.