Must Try Foods In Split, Croatia

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Little Background

Dalmatian food, found along Dalmatian coast, and on the islands, is based heavily on fish, greens, olive oil, and seasonings like garlic, rosemary, parsley, etc. Dalmatian cuisine is typical Mediterranean cuisine.

Zagreb food, on the other hand, has many similarity with central European countries. Typical Zagreb food includes meat dishes, while side dishes usually comprise of potatoes, other root veggies, and cabbage.

Slavonians love their pork, and many dishes in Slavonia are simply based on pork meat. Red paprika is the main condiment in Slavonia. While present also in other Croatian regional cuisines, it’s not nearly as popular as in Slavonia.

Must Try Foods

Octopus Salad

Perfect for the summer months due to its light, refreshing nature. What makes this meal so good is the availability of fresh octopus in Croatia. Fresh out of the Adriatic, the octopus is boiled, chopped up into small pieces, and then tossed with a dressing (olive oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, lemon) and combined with finely chopped tomatoes, onions and parsley. Finger-licking good.

Pašticada

If you are on the Dalmatian coast then you must try this dish as it originates in Dalmatia. Dalmatinska pašticada, or just pašticada, is a stewed beef dish cooked in a special sauce and served usually with gnocchi or homemade pasta. The long and meticulous preparation, and the range of fascinating ingredients such as roasted bacon, onions, parsley, nutmeg, prunes, and the sweet dessert wine prošek, helps the wonderful flavours come out.

Fish on the grill

With the Adriatic sea on your doorstep it would be criminal not to leave before trying some fresh fish grilled ‘Dalmatian style’. The method is very basic – wood fire, grill, and some olive oil – but the results are anything other than basic. Best served with some garden-grown blitva (chard) and potatoes and washed down with a glass of house wine

 

Crni rizot

Every seafood restaurant in Croatia have a crni rizot (black risotto) on its menu. Crni rizot is basically a squid risotto. Squid ink basically colors the rice black. Besides squids, this risotto contains other seafood, particularly mussels, clams and other shellfish. Crni rizot is simply a must-try Croatian food.

 

 

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Hi, I'm Danielle a traveling blogger who’s lucky enough to see the world. There are a lot of layers to this blog, which resembles me. Ultimately, this is a lifestyle blog balancing my life of travel, fashion, fitness, and everyday adventures. Welcome Abroad!

Hi, I'm Danielle a traveling blogger who’s lucky enough to see the world. There are a lot of layers to this blog, which resembles me. Ultimately, this is a lifestyle blog balancing my life of travel, fashion, fitness, and everyday adventures. Welcome Abroad!