Romanian Lamb Haggis is one of the most popular dishes cooked around Easter. It’s made of minced lamb innards (heart, liver, lungs, kidneys), green onions, eggs, fresh dill and parsley. All these wrapped in a caul (or pasta sheet) and roasted like a meatloaf. We serve it as an appetizer with green onions, tomatoes or you can try it with my mom’s easy and delicious salad (romaine lettuce, red radishes, green onions with an oil and vinegar dressing).
Time: 90 min, Prep: 20 min. Cook: 70 min.
Servings: 12-16 [Read more...]
Time: 15 min, Prep: 15 min.
- 4 tomatoes [Read more...]
Marinated mushrooms are easy to make and very tasty. I must give my dad credit for coming up with this recipe. He’s been making these marinated mushrooms for a long time and actually he was the chef in the kitchen this time as well. I only took care of the pictures . You can enjoy these mushrooms in so many ways! They are great as an appetizer for buffet style gatherings. You can have them as a light meal, use them in salads or as a garnish.
Time: 55 min, Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45
Servings: 8-10 [Read more...]
Tortilla de Patatas is one of the most well-known Spanish dishes. I know the recipe from my mother in law. She’s been living in Spain for more than a decade and, of course, had the opportunity to try out many of their traditional recipes. You can serve tortilla de patatas for breakfast, as an appetizer or even as a light dinner.
Time: 45 min, Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
Servings: 6-8 [Read more...]
Need an easy and really yummy appetizer for your party? Try these feta cheese balls! They are very delicious, healthy and super easy to make. I love the flavour of feta cheese and fresh dill and the sunflower seeds add a tasty bit of crunch and are an excellent source of nutrition.
Time: 20 min, Prep: 20 min.
Servings: 18-20 balls [Read more...]
Oh, I made these so many times this holiday season and they were always the first appetizer to go. What can be better than a light appetizer with smoked salmon and cucumber with a touch of cream cheese when everywhere you go during this time of the year you find the traditional cabbage rolls (sarmale), roasted pork, pork jelly (piftie), sausages, and you name it… all kinds of dishes that are heavy on meat – delicious but SO heavy. So back to our healthy smoked salmon, did you know that in the mid 1800′s New York, especially Brooklyn, emerged as the fish-smoking capital of America? Here’s a great article about the history of smoked salmon if you’re interested in reading .
Time: 15 min, Prep: 15 min.
Servings: 15 [Read more...]
Boeuf Salad (or Salata de Boeuf) is a traditional Romanian potato salad that is served during all the holidays or special occasions. It is usually served as an appetizer or entrée. This kind of salad is perfect to prepare in advance and can be refrigerated for several days.
Time: 50 min, Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
Servings: ~60 rolls (or even more, I can’t remember for sure ) [Read more...]
I will start my list of recipes for this holiday season with these cute snowmen made of eggs. I used hard-boiled eggs, a carrot and some peppercorns. These snowmen are a very nice addition to your holiday appetizer platter. Oh and this will make eating eggs more fun for your kids as well .
Time: 30 min, Prep: 30 min.
Servings: 6 [Read more...]