Culinary dictionaries



Bulgarian dishes

Lyutenitsa – is a national relish of Bulgaria, made of bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, black pepper, sunflower oil and salt. It could be made from both sweet and hot peppers so the taste will vary from sweet to hot.
Baklava – is a type of sweet layered pastry with a either ground walnuts or ground peanuts filling inside, all soaked in sugar syrup.
Banitsa – is a traditional Bulgarian pastry prepared by layering a mixture of whisked eggs and pieces of sirene (white brine cheese) between filo pastry and then baking it in an oven. Again the recipes will vary, and you can have Banitsa with different fillings such as: leeks, cabbage, spinach and cheese and even pumpkin.
Patatnik – is Bulgarian and more precisely Rhodopean potato pie, made of grated potatoes, eggs, onions, salt and peppermint
Shopska salad – Shopska is probably the most famous of Bulgarian salads, made of cubed tomatoes and cucumbers, finely chopped onions and depending on the season either baked or fresh sweet peppers, all covered with grated sirene (white brine cheese).
Mlechna salad (also Snezhanka) – is made of strained yoghurt, finely diced cucumbers and vegetable oil, a touch of garlic, all sprinkled with chopped dill and grated walnuts.
Tarator – It is made of diluted yogurt, finely diced fresh cucumbers, grated walnuts, dill, a touch of garlic vegetable oil, and it’s served chilled.
Elenski but – is a dry-cured ham from the town of Elena in northern Bulgaria and is the Bulgarian version of the Italian Prosciutto or the Spanish Jamón.
Lukanka – is a Bulgarian spicy, half-raw and half-dried, flattened, cylindrical sausage, unique to Bulgarian cuisine.
Sarmi – minced meat (usually beef, pork or a combination thereof), rice, onions, and various spices, including salt, pepper and various local herbs are mixed together and then rolled into large plant leaves, which may be cabbage or  vine leaf (fresh or pickled).

1 comment to Bulgarian dishes

  • Sergi32

    This is quite a short list, don’t you think so?

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