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Side dishes



Polenta with feta cheeseMamaliga cu brinza, traditional Romanian side dish, can be consumed without cheese with Sarmale or any other meat dish like Tocana.

Noodles with Shredded cabbage - Taitei cu varza - Try it!

Mushrooms sauté - Tocanita de ciuperci
 
 


Polenta with feta cheese - Mamaliga cu brinza

4 cups water
4 Tbls butter
3 cups yellow cornmeal
4 Tbls feta cheese, grated
1/2 cup butter - optional
 

    In a sauce pan bring water with butter and salt to a boil. slowly add cornmeal, stirring continuously. Cook in low heat, stirring frequently until very shift. Mix in the grated cheese. Butter an 8-9 inch pie pan well. Spread the corn mixture evenly in the pan and pat down with the back of a silver spoon. if the spoon sticks, dip it in cold water. Serve slices in wedges. Top with sour cream or yogurt if consumed alone.

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Noodles with shredded cabbage - Taitei cu varza
 

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 medium cabbage head, fine shredded
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound wide noodles
 

Sprinkle the shredded cabbage with salt and let sit for 30 minutes, squeeze the water well. In a skillet, heat the oil and sauté the cabbage until slightly brown, add salt and pepper. Cook the noodles in a salted water as directed on the package, make sure they are not over cooked, the noodles needs to remain a little tough. Drain the noodles with no excess of water. Add noodles in the cabbage and cook until noodles are tender.

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Mushrooms sauté - Tocanita de ciuperci
 

1 pound mushrooms, sliced
2 onions small diced
3 ounces tomato juice
plenty of green chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the onion until golden (not brown), add the mushrooms and continue to sauté until the mushrooms are soft. Add the tomato juice, salt, pepper and parsley. Let simmer for another 15 minutes.

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