The cuisine of Albania - Europe
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The foods of AlbaniaThe dishes of Albania have their roots with the ancient Ottoman Empire. The combination of richly fertile land, proximity to the sea, and blurry cultural lines with their neighbours have culminated in a modern cuisine that is both diverse and simple. Modern day influences include Greece, Italy, and Turkey.
Meat and vegetables are the staple, along with heavy stews, pickled cabbage, feta cheese, breads, rice, and smoked meat. The most popular veg grown are eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives (which accompany most meals), and legumes. Very Mediterranean indeed. .
Meat dishes include veal stew (ferges), roast beef in fermented milk sauce (rosto-misalche-kosi), cabbage rolls (sarma), and sheep pluck stuffed with meat and vegetables (kukurech).
Mediterranean - See the recipes
Appetizer recipesAsparagus and spinach salad Bruschetta orzo salad Butternut squash and caramelized onion flatbread Crispy kale chips Eggplant papeton Eggplant-walnut paté Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato toasts Panisses Peas and ricotta falafels
Main recipesAsparagus strudel Bouillabaisse Braised celery Braised leg of lamb cleopatra Broccoli apricot and red pepper salad Bruschetta orzo salad Butternut squash and apple soup Carrot ginger soup Chicken provencale Chickpea flour pizza crust recipe Chickpea stew with coconut and turmeric Chickpea-broccoli burgers Corn and black bean salad Crab tian with gazpacho coulis Creamy chickpea soup with crisp tofu Crispy potato eggplant tart Curried quinoa with chick-peas Eggplant and lamb cake with a garlic jus Eggplant and pepper tian on fried eggplant Eggplant caviar molds Eggplant-walnut paté Figs and goat cheese pizza Fillets of salmon with roasted garlic Grapefruit salad Grilled vegetable stacks Honey-garlic chicken Kale tabbouleh Leg of baby lamb niçoise Mamie zucchini au gratin Mediterranean farro salad Mediterranean fillets of cod Mussels and spaghetti Paella of mussels Pan-seared cod fillets in white wine and tamato basil sauce Panzanella salad Pissaladiere Pistou soup Polenta with roasted tomatoes and shallots Potato pancakes with goat cheese on mixed greens Provençal three-grain soup Provençale fish soup Red pepper bisque Seared tuna with tian of provencal vegetables Socca Farinata torta-di-ceci cecina Spaghetti with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce and Basil Spicy edamame burgers Spinach and ricotta naan pizzas Tomato phyllo tart Tomato stuffed with creamy cheese with gazpacho Tomato tart tatin Tomato zucchini pie Trout grenobloise with tian of zucchini Tuna and white bean salad Tuna salad sandwich Tuscan soup Vegetable-chickpea chili with almonds Watercress endive salad with roasted pears and roquefort Winter three-grain soup Zucchini lasagna
Side dishes recipesGratin of swiss chard Oven dried tomato and black olive tians Potato eggplant tart Ratatouille Roasted asparagus Roasted sweet potato stew with kale and freekeh Shaved asparagus salad Tomatoes with peppers and stewed eggplants Zucchini florentine
Dessert recipesBanana nut cake Creamy lemon custards Figs tart Frozen orange soufflés Honey lavender ice cream Lemon yummy dessert Orange raisin cake Orange sherbet Poached pears with spiced caramel sauce Rhubarb and berry coffee cake Strawberry parfait Upside-down peach cake
Italy - See the recipes
Appetizer recipesAsparagus mimosa Asparagus with cream cheese and prosciutto Asparagus with Parma ham and roasted pepper coulis Baked goat cheese with salad greens Bruschetta orzo salad Caprese salad Carrot gnocchi Cold broccoli soup Eggplant and tomato with chevre Eggplant caponata Eggplant caviar Flatbread pizzas Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato toasts Grilled tomatoes kebabs Orzo with wild mushrooms Parmesan and thyme crackers Parmesan sage polenta sticks Polenta fries Pumpkin and sweet garlic custards Roasted tomatoes Roasted tomatoes and red peppers Sicilian arancini Stuffed tomatoes with mussels Summer salad Tomato-feta phyllo kisses
Main recipesAsparagus mimosa Baked carrot terrine Baked polenta with fontina and gorgonzola Baked salmon fillet with basil sauce Balsamic potato salad Bocconcini with shiitake mushroom sauce Bowtie pasta with shrimp and asparagus Braised salmon steaks with fennel and thyme Brunch strata with crabmeat and asparagus Bruschetta orzo salad Cacio e pepe pasta Cajun salmon fillet grenobloise with angel hair pasta Calzones Campanelle pasta with hen of the woods mushrooms Cannellonis Caprese pasta salad Carrot gnocchi Cauliflower and pasta Chicken breasts in vermouth Chicken breasts parma Chicken breasts veronique Chicken primavera Chicken provencale Chicken salad with pasta and asparagus Chicken with endive radicchio and balsamic vinegar glaze Chicken with portobello mushroom sauce Crown roast of lamb in a parmesan-sage crust Curried mussel salad with tiny pasta Eggplant meatballs in marinara Fall greens with walnuts feta and walnut vinaigrette Fettuccini primavera and pesto dressing Frittata Garlic mussels with pasta and cherry tomatoes Gnocchi alla romana Gnocchi with green chive sauce Gnocchi with spinach and ricotta Grilled bruschetta chicken Grilled chicken and vegetable pasta salad Grilled chicken pesto Grilled salmon fillets with sun-dried tomatoes Homemade pizza dough Lasagna Lemon chicken breast Lemon chicken cutlets Linguine alla carbonara Linguine primavera Minestrone with cabbage and spinach Mussels and spaghetti Mussels marinara with linguine Neapolitan pizza for a home kitchen Nicoise orzo salad Onion and cheese frittata Orzo pilaf with green onions Panettone Panzanella salad Parmesan and basil chicken salad Parmesan polenta soufflé Pasta e fagioli with butternut squash and sage pesto Pasta fagioli Pasta roll with three cheese Pasta salad in parmesan baskets Pasta with summer vegetables Penne in cream sauce and sausage Pissaladière Provençale Pizza margherita Polenta a la romaine Pork chops parmigiana Potato gnocchi -gnocchi di patate Potato gnocchi with lobster Rack of lamb with mushroom crust Risotto with mushrooms asparagus and spring peas Roast tomato tart Rollatines of chicken Rosemary chicken salad Rosemary-roasted chicken with potatoes and fennel Rotolo di spinaci - spinach and ricotta lasagne roll-ups San remo pasta salad Shrimp-tortellini pesto Silk handkerchiefs with pesto Soft potato ravioli with truffle pan sauce Soufflé renversé Spaghetti bake Spaghetti squash pesto with tomatoes Spaghetti with creamy garlic and leeks Sparkling lemon cream Spinach and pasta salad Spring green risotto Striped bass italienne Stuffed chicken breasts Stuffed pork chops with polenta and tomatoes Summer pasta vegetable salad Summer squash skins with garlic bread crumbs The pasta salad Tomato and corn pasta salad Tomato and Seafood Penne Tomato pie with polenta crust Tomato-basil tortellini Tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese Tri-color salad Tuscan soup Vegetable lasagna Vegetarian minestrone
Side dishes recipesBeet with frizzled leek and gorgonzola crostini Blender pesto Broccoli au gratin Broccoli rabe with parmesan cheese Broccoli salad Celery root and mashed potatoes Creamed spinach Creamed spinach with mushrooms Creamy polenta with gorgonzola Eggplant soufflé Fried green tomatoes Garlic roasted potatoes Onion parmesan gratin Orzo salad with lemon and herb Roasted tomato caprese salad Soft polenta Sweet onion risotto cakes Sweet potato gnocchi with sage and brown butter Tomato aspic Vegetable and herb orzo salad Zucchini carpaccio salad
Dessert recipesAlmond sherry ice cream with honeyed figs Apricot tart Baked alaska snow balls Bavarois turinoise Bomba italian doughnuts Chocolate hazelnut cheesecake Chocolate raspberry ice cream Chocolate-mocha soufflé Chocolate-orange sorbet Coffee custards Easter bunny cake Fruit sorbet Lemon cream tart Lemon custard Lemon krumkake Lemon mousse Lemon pudding cake Lemon sorbet in lemon shells Lemon tart #2 Lime curd and almond tart Marbled strawberry bombe Meringue baked apples Meringue-strawberry Orange mousse meringue pie Panna cotta with berry compote Peach custard ice cream with fresh peach compote Peach ice cream Pear tart tatin Pears vigneronne Poached pears in red wine Raspberry hazelnut praline soufflé glacé Rose shaped apple dessert Sicilian cannoli Strawberries with zabaglione sauce Strawberry-topped lime mousse tart Upside-down peach cake White chocolate and raspberry tart Wine jelly
Greece - See the recipes
Appetizer recipesBasic hummus Herbed spinach-ricotta srudel Spiced pita chips Spinach-feta strudel Stuffed artichokes
Main recipesAvgolemono - Greek egg lemon chicken soup Baked cod greek-style Celery root remoulade Chicken strudel Eggplant and tomato terrine Florentine lamb chops Greek salad with grilled shrimp Greek-style pasta with shrimp Herbed spinach-ricotta strudel Leg of baby lamb nicoise Lemon chicken cutlets Pan-seared cod fillets in white wine and tamato basil sauce Rack of lamb with mushroom crust Smoked salmon napoleons Spanakopita spinach pie in puff pastry
Side dishes recipesEggplant soufflé Garlic-layered potatoes Herbed spinach-ricotta strudel Spinach patties deluxe Zucchini pancakes
Dessert recipesApple strudel Apple strudel with cranberry sauce Apple strudelettes Caramelized pear-cranberry strudel Chocolate orange cheese cake Rhubarb pithiviers Roasted pears and figs compote
Cooking in Albania
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