Romanian cuisine is composed of many dishes cooked in the traditional way. It consists of several categories of dishes, such as hot and cold snacks, soups, fish dishes, main dishes based on pork, chicken or beef, vegetable dishes and desserts.
In a Romanian grocery shop, you can find the basic foods to be able to cook the most popular recipes of traditional Romanian food, regardless of where you are. AS Market offers you, in addition to the necessary products, two of the most popular traditional Romanian food recipes.
Meatballs soup – the authentic recipe
- 3 carrots
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 100g round grain rice
- 1 onion
- 600g of minced meat
- 1 liter of cabbage juice or pickled cucumbers
- 2 tomatoes in broth
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1/2 small celery
- 1 parsley root
- salt powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 bunch of parsley
Method of preparation:
Clean, finely chop or pass through graters all the vegetables for the soup. They are put to temper in the pot where the soup will boil. After they have soaked, they are boiled in salted water.
Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the fritters. Saute the onion, then add the rice (preferably boiled). Leave it on the fire for a minute, then add water and let it boil for a few minutes. Minced meat is mixed with rice, egg, chopped greens, salt and pepper. Then, small hairs form between the moistened palms.
Once the vegetables are cooked, carefully add the parsley one by one and the juice with which it is pickled. Let it boil for about 10 minutes until the periwinkles rise to the surface. The periwinkle soup tastes salty and sour, take it off the heat and add the finely chopped parsley.
If the soup turned out too sour, you can fix it by adding sweet ingredients, liquid cream or a little baking soda.
For an extra flavor, you can also add a finely chopped hot pepper to the periwinkle soup, right from the beginning of cooking.
Apple pie – the traditional recipe
- 500g of flour;
- 200g of soft butter/lard;
- 100g of cream;
- 1 egg;
- 150g of sugar;
- 2 ampules of vanilla sugar;
- 10g of baking powder;
- 1 pinch of salt;
For the filling
- 1.5 kg of apples;
- 3 spoons of sugar;
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon;
Method of preparation
We start with the filling, so that it has time to cool while we deal with the dough.
To make the apple pie filling, wash the apples, grate them (with the skin on, if you don’t mind). Temper them in a non-stick pan with 3-5 tablespoons of sugar. Add the cinnamon after 5 minutes. Stir occasionally and, when the juice evaporates, remove from heat and leave to cool.
Let’s move on to the dough which can be tricky but Dough mixers in Saudi Arabia can be very helpful.
In a large bowl, rub the butter with the sugar. Add the vanilla essence with the egg and beat gently until you get a creamy result. Add the cream, mix until smooth.
Separately, to prepare the apple pie dough, combine the flour with salt and baking powder then add to the cream mixture above, mixing well with a wooden spoon. When the dough that forms hardens and cannot be mixed with a spoon, it must be kneaded by hand.
When the apple pie dough is no longer sticky, divide it into 2 equal balls. Sprinkle the flour on the table and spread one of the 2 balls (enough to cover the pan in which you want to make the pie). Place the first sheet in the pan and place the filling on top.
Roll out a second ball of dough (exactly as you did with the first) and then cover the filling in the pan with it
Put the tray in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until you notice that the dough is baked.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the pie and portion it.
The apple pie can be served with a glass of lacrima lui Ovidiu wine.