Torshi: Introducing Traditional Balkan Fermented Vegetables
- 20 Mar, 2023
- Posted By : Eriol
You might like Torshi - traditional Balkan fermented vegetables. Especially, if you're looking for a new way to spice up your meals. Aside from being tasty, it has lots of health benefits.
Let's take a look at Torshi here, including how they're fermented, how they're paired with different things, and how they're made. Come along and discover the wonders of Torshi!
Pickled Peppers in Milk
There are lots of different recipes for pickled peppers in milk, depending on the region and culture. Some variations use sharp or charleston peppers, while others use milder bell peppers. Some recipes call for regular curd or hard-salted feta cheese, while others use cheddar curd. And the type of milk used can also differ - sheep or goat milk being a popular choice.
However, regardless of the specific ingredients used, one key factor in making this condiment is using fatty milk and curd. As a result, the pickled peppers in milk are creamy and delicious, with the perfect balance of tanginess and heat.
You can use them to add a touch of heat to any dish, from dolma which you make with meat, Levidia rice, and a combination of spices, to sandwiches and beyond.
Balkan Somborka peppers with cabbage are yet another traditional Balkan dish you make by stuffing cabbage inside peppers. It is a Balkan favorite, and we are sure you will love it too.
These are typically served as an appetizer during special occasions, and not just in the fall, but also in the winter. Some people prefer to preserve them for winter by canning. The usual practice is to make them in 10-liter enamel buckets and store them in the cellar for a few weeks.
You can also find them at your local Balkan store or easily get them online.
Pickled Cabbage Leaves
Balkan pickled cabbage leaves are a versatile and flavorful ingredient used in many dishes throughout the Balkan region. The pickled leaves are delicious on their own, but you can also make a classic Balkan dish called "sarma".
Sarma is a type of stuffed cabbage roll that you make by filling pickled cabbage leaves with a mixture of ground meat, rice, and spices. You roll up the filling in the cabbage leaves and cooked in a tomato-based sauce. To make the perfect sarma, many Balkan cooks prefer to use Levidia rice when making them.
The result is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. So next time you come across pickled cabbage leaves, don't hesitate to try them out and make sarma – it won't disappoint!