7th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2023
Gastronomy-Republic of Bulgaria
At the end of the week, what a better idea than having a gastronomy tour?
So, let’s start with wine kebab (vinen kebap), a popular Bulgarian stew made with meat and wine, which are combined with a variety of vegetables and spices. This one-pot dish can be made with any type of meat, but beef is the most common choice. It is diced and browned in oil, then simmered with a variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery and peppers.
Finally, a generous amount of wine, usually red, is added to the pot, and cooked until the flavors combine and the sauce achieves a dark brown color and a specific thickness. The dish is usually spiced with bay leaves, peppercorns, and allspice, providing a pungent flavor to the stew, commonly found in traditional Bulgarian restaurants, especially during these winter days.
Wine kebab is usually served with plain rice or mashed potatoes on the side. Before serving, it is usually garnished with freshly chopped parsley.
Sources & photographs taken from: https://www.tasteatlas.com/wine-kebab
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