Have you ever heard about this amazing Singapore street food dish, a sandwich called Roti John? Azlin Bloor introduced it to us a few years back on Google+. We enjoyed it so much, it became one of our favorite dishes!
Instead of a baguette, we use large buns and serve it with cheese (cheddar, gauda or swiss cheese), chili mayo and ketchup. Any garden salad goes perfectly with this hearty sandwich, but we tried it also with beans and onion salad and it was delicious. 😃
For all about the name, history and the recipe visit Azlin’s blog where you can also find many other interesting recipes from all over the world.
For a special treat, watch us prepare it live on Simply Singapore show on YouTube. It was very entertaining, and we had tons of fun preparing it!
Did I mention it’s an egg and beef sandwich with onions and it takes only half an hour to prepare? It’s also a great dish for those who like to hit the gym, if you know what I mean 😉
Every Croatian Christmas table has a rich soup made with meat, dumplings or noodles, and vegetables. Soups are usually made from chicken or beef, but for Christmas both types of meat are used for richer, festive taste. Meat used for soups has to have bones for that strong, flavorful taste of a home made soup.
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley leaves for garnish
Wash the meat briefly in cold water and place it in a pot of cold water. That way the soup will have stronger flavor.
Fry the whole onion on all it’s sides in a dry pan.
When the water comes to boil, add cleaned, length cut vegetables, salt, black pepper grains and previously fried onion, all except tomato. Tomato is added when other vegetables become soft.
When the soup comes to boil again, set heat to low and let it cook for 2 more hours.
Before you strain the soup, add small glass of water and let the soup sit aside for a bit, this way the soup will be clearer.
Take the meat out, strain the soup and cook in semolina dumplings.
Along with homemade soup noodles, dumplings are most common addition to Croatian soups. If you don’t have one or the other, soup is considered “empty”. There are three types of dumplings that are made: liver semolina dumplings, simple semolina dumplings and flour dumplings. In the old days when people had their own chickens running around, liver semolina dumplings were more common. These days, you buy chicken without the insides, and simple semolina dumplings are more common.
Ingredients for the dumplings
1 egg divided
1 tbsp oil
4 tbsp semolina
½ teaspoon salt
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Mix oil and egg yolk until foamy.
Add semolina, salt and parsley.
Mix egg white until stiff.
When all is well combined, stir in gently stiffed egg white.
Make dumplings with teaspoon and put one by one into boiled soup. Cook them for about 15 minutes until they are soft and tender. Watch out not to overcooked them because they will fall apart.
Serving Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Do you prepare soups for Holidays? Which one is your favorite?
We planned to make a traditional beef stew. We added some Mediterranean spices and pelati. We got stew Dalmatian way 😀 Anyway, try making this dish by replacing beef with octopus, squid or other seafood and you will get a genuine Dalmatian brudet.
(Zvonimir: Jasmina wanted a stew, I was in a mood for brudet, so we compromised 😀 )
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