Mimoza Tresova
My Recipes
Homemade Chicken Broth (Lëng Pule Shtëpie)By Mimoza TresovaEasy chicken broth made with only four ingredients: chicken, onion, peppercorns and salt. Homemade chicken broth is a staple in so many delicious dishes. Usually when I am cooking chicken pilaf or chicken lemon soup I use this broth recipe.
Greek Creamy Egg – Lemon Chicken Soup (Supë Pule me Limon)By Mimoza TresovaThis delicious Greek style egg lemon chicken soup is traditionally made in the cold winter days. It requires a flavorful homemade chicken broth made from scratch. The stars of this soup are the chicken broth and the egg lemon sauce.
Albanian Soda Bread For Stuffing (Kulaç Për Përshesh)By Mimoza TresovaSoda bread or kulaç is a type of quick bread traditionally made in Albania. It is usually made from flour, baking soda, salt, milk, oil and eggs. Traditionally Albanian soda bread or kulaç is mostly used to make stuffing for turkey on New Year Eve.
White Bean Stew (Gjellë me Grosh)By Mimoza TresovaWhite bean stew is a delicious meal, easy to make and very healthy and nutritious. The recipe below is made with dry beans, stewed in red sauce made with chopped tomatoes or tomato paste and onion. White beans are legumes high in protein and have significant amount of fiber in them. In Albania white beans stew is usually served with fermented food such as pickled tomato or cucumber also rice and bread. This recipe can be a very good vegetarian meal by simply omitting the meat. Dry white beans also are called fasule or grosh, depending on the region or country.
Beets and Potatoes Vinaigrette SaladBy Mimoza TresovaVinaigrette salad is a staple dish along with Olivier salad at most Russian gatherings. Very popular also in many other Eastern European countries. Beets and potatoes salad is a combination of root vegetables with a vinegar dressing. The beets, potatoes, and carrots may be boiled or roasted in the oven. This is a healthy, nutritious and vibrant salad made with diced boiled root based vegetables and perked up by some onion and zesty pickles. The name vinaigrette comes from a mixture of diced cooked vegetables dressed with vinegar. There are so many variations of this recipe. In many Slavic countries its customary to make Olivier and vinaigrette salad for the holidays, especially for New Years dinner celebrations. This is a great vegetarian side dish, alternative to a standard potato salad with great flavor. Here is the recipe, give it a try it does not hurt they are just vegetables!
Lamb, Lentil and Quinoa SoupBy Mimoza TresovaThis soup is delicious, nutritious and colorful with a good source of protein and dietary fiber. Brown, red, yellow or black lentils can be used depending on taste. This hearty soup can easily be a vegetarian soup, just by removing the meat from it. I chose to use lamb meat in this dish just to add some flavor. I am going to be making lentil and quinoa soup all winter long, serving to my family when they come over. It can also be frozen in small portions for lunch or dinner as needed.
Filo or Phyllo Dough for Albanian Pie (Petë për Byrek)By Mimoza TresovaBurek or Byrek is a very popular dish made with thin filo or phyllo pastries filled with meat, cheese and vegetables. This is prepared in a large pan and is cut in small portions. Burek is usually served with plain drinking yogurt or tarator soup.
Oven Baked Fish (Peshk në Furrë)By Mimoza TresovaI have made this dish so many time, it's so easy and very simple. I am using Sea Bass or as it's called in Mediterranean Branzino fish. This fish will be very moist and flavorful, if you leave the head and the bone in.
Lamb Stew with Okra (Mish me Bamje)By Mimoza TresovaWhen using lamb, you can cook okra together at the same time. When using beef, boil the meat first after you added all ingredients above, then add okra at the end and cook for 20 minutes. Never use chopped okra for stew. Also when using frozen okra there is no need to soak them, only to clean the end tip of them.