Sarma of Serbia

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 3.12.43 PMOur very first international dish! This was a fantastic start to our adventure. Sarma is a meat and rice stuffed cabbage roll cooked in a tomato base over several hours. Despite being familiar with all of the ingredients separately, it was the combination which tasted novel and beyond American cuisine. Quite simply, we enjoyed this dish. Eastern European dishes, I have found, have an element of comfort to them. They remind me of classic Midwestern dishes, like Minnesota Hot Dishes or a simple meat and potatoes dinner (with the occasional vegetable). Hearty and filling.

Ingredient list:

  • Cabbage
  • Ground Chuck
  • Ground Pork
  • Rice
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Soup
  • 6 smoked ribs or ham hock or another smoked meat

Quick Quotes:

Spencer: “It was pretty good. Scrumdiddliumcious even.”

Teresa: “Fun and different to cook!”

Trivial Trifles:

  • The capital of Serbia is Belgrade
  • The official language is Serbian
  • Serbia is home to 7 million people
  • Serbian cuisine is influenced by Mediterranean, Turkish & Central European cuisine
  • Republic of Serbia (official name) is home to athletic powerhouses, including several basketball, volleyball and water polo championships and top tennis players, including No. 1 ranked and 11-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Đjoković

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