So the first thing to note here is that I am no chef...these aren't tried and tested recipes that I'm made before. I'm using wiki to look up traditional foods of the from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Google to find recipies for them. I'm using every day kitchen equipment to make them with ingredients found in New Zealand....so this is what I conjurred up for week 1!
Sogan Dolma (Stuffed Onions)
3 large onions, 5 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 carrot, 1 stalk of celery, 800g of mince (I used beef), 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup of tinned tomatoes (blended), 1 cup cold water, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon of herbs (I used oregano as recipe didn't specify), 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 tablespoon of ground pepper.
1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius
2) Halve 2 of the onions and boil in water with 3 tablespoons of white vinegar until soft but not falling part (15 mins)
3) Chop half of the remaining onion, carrots and celery and put in food processor until finely chopped.
4) Combine mince, oats, tomatos, cold water, paprika, oregano, garlic and pepper with the vegetable mixture. Mix well with your hands until well combined.
5) Remove halved onions from the water and seperate into individual onion shells. Fill each cup with meat mixture and place meat side up in a baking dish.
6) Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of vinegar with enough hot water to cover half way up the sides of the onion cups. Cover with foil and bake for 2 hours.
7) Remove from oven and serve
- These ingredients were probably double the amount needed to cook for a family of 4. I recommend leaving onion quantity the same and reducing everything else by half. I'll be using the excess meat mixture to make Bosnian meatballs for another meal.
- Keep an eye on your onion cups whilst cooking - I ran out of liquid and removed from over after about an hour and a half.