13 April 2014

'Leskovacka Muckalica'- Serbian Pork and Capsicum Stew



Leskovac is a city of southern Serbia. They're famous for producing beautiful red (bullhorn) peppers (capsicums) and their love for grilled meat. Each year in beginning of September, main streets are closed for traffic for 5 days and 'Rostiljijada' ( grilling / barbecuing festival) begins.
The following recipe is product of  grilled leftovers and most loved vegetables from this part of the world. Any grilled meat can be used, but pork is always favourite in this city. The distinctive flavour comes from wood fired smoke, which penetrate the meat during cooking and also from char grilled peppers. For authentic experience, the meal is cooked in a clay / stone pot.  Divine!

Ingredients:
1 - 1,5 kg pork  (bbq leftovers, or specifically grilled for this recipe)
200 g smoked bacon, sliced
4-5 onions, diced
2 tbs oil (or lard)
6-8 garlic cloves
1 kg red bullhorn peppers / capsicums, grilled or oven cooked, peeled
1 can tomatoes (or 4-6 diced tomatoes)
chilly powder / flakes, or dried hot peppers, to taste
salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:
Grill seasoned  meat; leave large pieces (which will be sliced later), or thread cubes onto skewers (adding a few bacon slices between). Wood fired bbq is most desirable for this.
Grill capsicums (or bake in oven) until skin blistered and partially blackened. Place them into a plastic bag to slightly cool, then take out and peel the skin. Slice them and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add bacon and onions. Cook until onions slightly change colour. Add garlic, tomatoes, capsicums and meat. Mix well and season to taste. Cover and place in oven for 45+ minutes, on 160-180*C. Take the lid off for the last 10 minutes, if you want more coloured top. Serve with bread and green salad.




Leskovac je grad u juznoj Srbiji. Poznat je po proizvodnji divnih duguljastih crvenih paprika ('roge / silje') i po ljubavi prema mesu sa rostilja / grila. Svake godine, pocetkom septembra, glavne ulice se zatvaraju za saobracaj na 5 dana i 'Rostiljijada' pocinje.
Sljedeci recept je nastao kao potreba za iskoristenjem preostalog mesa sa rostilja i Leskovackog najdrazeg povrca. Bilo koje meso moze biti koristeno, ali svinjetina je ovdje uvijek najradje koristena. Specifican ukus dolazi od dima sa vatre (drvo), koja penetrira meso i takodje od pecenih paprika. Za autentican dozivljaj, obrok je kuhan u glinenoj / kamenoj posudi. Bozanstveno!

Potrebno:
1-1,5 kg svinjetine (ostatke sa rostilja, ili posebno pecene za ovu priliku)
200 gr dimljene prosarene slanine, sjeckane
4-5 glavica crvenog luka, sjeckanog
2 K ulja (ili masti)
6-8 cena bijelog luka, cjeckanog
1 kg crvenih paprika (pecenih i oguljenih)
1 konzerva paradajza u soku (ili 4-6 sjeckanih svjezih)
Prah ljute paprike ili susena ljuta papricica, po ukusu
so i crni biber, po ukusu

Nacin:
Meso zasolite i ispecite na rostilju (vatra od drva daje najbolju aromu); ostavite vece komade, ili izrezite na kockice i nanizite (sa malo slanine) na drvene stapice. Paprike ispecite i ogulite. Isjeckajte i ostavite po strani.
Zagrijte ulje, proprzite luk i slaninu. Dodajte paprike, bijeli luk, paradajz i meso. Promijesajte, provjerite ukus. Poklopite i stavite u rernu na 160-180*C, oko 45+ minuta. Otklopite zadnjih 10 minuta, ako zelite bolje zapeceno po povrsini. Servirajte sa hljebom i zelenom salatom.


17 comments:

  1. Kako ukusno izgleda dopada mi se sto pliva u sosu:)Podelial

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  2. Mouthwatering pork stew..great idea to use the leftover bbq..

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  3. This pork stew makes me so hungry.. it's rainy and cold (well..relatively cold:)) day, so I would love it for dinner.

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  4. tako sočno izgleda a po sastojcima i vrlo ukusno.odlično jaco.ja nikako da nabavim glinene posude,a svi mi kažu da je velika razlika od običnog pekača.
    pozzzz

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  5. I agree, it must be divine!

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  6. Kako bi mi sada dobro došla jedna porcija :)

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  7. This looks hearty and packed with flavours!

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  8. Leskovačko mučkalico znam. Njami :-) Ali recepta dosad nisam imala. Puno ti hvala.

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  9. Nisam imala priliku vidjeti do sada. Mora biti jako ukusno.

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  10. Juicy and flavorful! I love street food...often better than in a restaurant! :) ela@GrayApron

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  11. Poznati specijalitet, divno izgleda u tvojoj izvadbi, sigurno je i ukusno!

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  12. Odlično jelo i odlično si ga pripremila, pored ovoga sam roštilj mi uopće ne bi nedostajao !

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  13. Mislim da bi mi tih pet dana roštiljade bilo kao u raju - obožavam meso s roštilja, ali leskovački na žalost još nisam imala priliku probati. Mućkalica odlično izgleda!

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  14. Amo esta comida sabrosa me trae recuerdos de la pulpa de cerdo que es exquisita,buena semana

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  15. Wow...wonderful preparation :-)

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  16. Izvrstan opis i slika koja gotovo miriše iii pitam se gde je ta mućkalica sada??? ;) :D

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  17. Luckily, I am going there in a week time! It looks delicious

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