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What shall we do with the drunken sailor early in the morning? Cook him in the wine until he’s sober! Not a sailor of course! We’re talking about fresh organic carp, prepared on coals in balkan traditional “Sač” cookware!
You will need this ingredients:
- 1 fresh carp, gutted, scaled
- 500g young potatoes
- 2 large carrot
- 2 spring onions
- 2-3 lemons
- 1 parsley root with leaves
- 1 celery root
- 1L homemade white wine
- handful of fresh celery
- handful of fresh dill
- olive oil
- 10-12 unpeeled garlic cloves
Preparing the garnish:
- Wash handful of fresh celery and 2 spring onions.
- Add full hands of young potatoes into the Sač.
- Cut 2 large carrots and add it into the pot.
- Same thing do with parsley root.
- Cut 1 celery root into 4 pieces and add it into the cookware.
- Disconnect parsley stems from the leaves and add it into the pot.
- Handful of fresh dill and parsley leaves into the pot, sliced and diced.
- Cut 2 spring onions into medium pieces and add it into the Sač.
- Add a pinch of salt.
- Some olive oil.
And it’s time to cook our sailo…. sorry… carp.
- First of all, behead it… Feel yourself like a King in the medieval age
- Cut off the tail.
- Incise your drunken mate(fish of course! Don’t be silly)
- Slice 2-3 lemons.
- Grate the fish with salt.
- Put lemon slices into the incisions.
- Lemon, salt and dill inside the carp.
Few more steps and we are done!:
- Put the fish into the pot.
- Add few celery sprigs.
- Dip everything in 1L homemade white wine.
- Add 10-12 unpeeled garlic cloves into the cookware.
- Close the pot and put it into the +356°F (+180°C) oven for 45 minutes. While waiting, it would be good to drink some white wine before eating.
- Enjoy! Bon Almazan!
Well, our friend is feeding the fishes now… Oh, wait… No, fish is feeding us, such an irony. Ha-ha.
Do not sit home, love the nature, and cheers to you all!