Thursday, 26 January 2012

2 Croatian side-dishes: Kupus Na Zagorski & Blitva

Well we've almost reached the end of Cabbage Month... I mean Croatia Month. So we're rounding the savoury recipes for Croatia off with a double whammy - two lovely side dishes (no surprises - one of them is cabbage!). These dishes are a great accompaniment to your main dish, or you can make them both because if you eat them together it makes a great full vegetable-filled meal.

Kupus na Zagorski

½ a large cabbage, shredded finely
4 Tbsp of olive oil
2 tsp brown sugar
1  brown onion
4 Tbsp of smoky paprika
1  tsp cumin
1 green chilli
5 tablespoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

How to make:
1. Heat oil in a large pot over a medium heat and sauté the onion and chilli for 2-3 mins.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, sautéing for 5 mins.
3. Turn the heat to low, cover pot and leave to simmer for about 20 mins (or until cabbage is cooked).
4. Enjoy!
Serves 10-12 (as a side dish)

I recommend having some of our Cabbage-Is-My-Friend Tea.


1 bunch chard/spinach
2 medium waxy potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp olive oil or to taste
2 tbsp nuttelex
Salt & pepper to taste

To Make:
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the 1 tbsp nuttelex.
2. Rinse the chard well and remove the tough stems. Tear into large pieces. Cut the potato into 3-4cm cubes.
3. Drop chard and potatoes into the boiling water and cook until done (about 10 mins).
4. Drain and top with olive oil and 1 tbsp nuttelex. Stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Goes perfectly with out fabulous Croatian Posna Sarma (Cabbage rolls stuffed with rice).

1 comment:

  1. The first cabbage dish sounds a lot like one my fiance's Grandmother makes. I bet they are both equally delicious.