Saturday, September 1, 2007

Skampi na buzaru (shrimps)

Preparation time: 30 min
Served: as starter or as a main dish

Ingredients (for two persons):
  • red shrimps (Croatian (you wish :-)) Argentinian or Norwegian, we usually buy it in Costco Japan)

300 g of scrubbed out
or 700 g non-scrubbed

  • 0.1 l olive oil
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 table spoon chopped parsley
  • 1 peeled chopped tomato
  • 1 table spoon of bread crumbs or corn starch
  • 1 bay(laurel) leaf
  • 0.2 l white wine
  • 0.1-0.2 l water
  • pepper
Put olive oil, garlic and bread crumbs in the pot and heat slowly. Add shrimps and pour 0.2 l of white wine. Stew it for 10 minutes.

Add peeled and chopped tomatoes, laurel leaf and parsley. Add pepper and salt.

Continue cooking slowly 10 minutes adding some water from time to time.

When the sauce is ready, serve warm with bread.

This dish comes from Dalmatia, Southern Croatia, from the shores of the Adriatic Sea. People in that part are living with the sea and for the sea. It is a beautiful area with the high rocky mountains, next to the blue (many says the most intensive blue) sea in the world. World popular middle age cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Sibenik ... are distributed between the sea and the mountains like the pearls on the necklase. Today Dalmatia is one of the tourst world destinations.

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