Dolores makes such good chicken that it makes you hungry even if you’re heartbroken. Poor Dolores. She lived with a one-eyed guy who couldn’t make her happy. And she made chicken. Pretty damn good chicken let me tell you. It’s one of those recipes that is so simple and obvious, yet you never made it exactly that way before. For some reason, I get sad whenever I read her story…
I have an obsession with cumin.
It simple. To me, everything tastes better if you sprinkle some cumin over it. And the most beautiful smell that can get out of a kitchen is the smell of toasted cumin seeds. That’s why to me, these meatballs and potatoes are to die for. Because there’s cumin in the meatballs, and on potatoes and inside the sauce. Really, really delicious.
Urnebes can be found in every Serbian fast food stand. Most common thing you would eat there is a burger, but we do burgers here a bit differently. Take a look on 1st and 4th photo on this article and you’ll see. Burger is called pljeskavica and a bun is not a typical bun, but a small round loaf of bread called lepinja. When you order your pljeskavica you are asked for the spreads and seasonings of your choice (and most of the time there are a lot of choices). Urnebes is one of the smelly ones that we all crave all the time but avoid because of lots of garlic. For me that changed when I became a teenager and started going out. It would usually be summer time and very late at night, my friends and I are coming from the club hungry as wolves. Nobody cared at that point about the garlic and a memory of us devouring burgers with this spread is just warm and summery.
And the name would mean the chaotic spread. I’ve asked around a few of my good English-speaking friends just to be sure and we all agreed that although the word is not possible to translate perfectly, this translation works OK I don’t know why it’s called like that. Asked some of my friends and older members of family, but nobody knows. My guess is because of the spiciness, but It’s only a guess.
Never mind that. If you’re into spicy food, you’ll love it! No recipe for lepinja and pljeskavica this time, only urnebes and some pork skewers
My friends Sanja i Miloš make the best ribs in the world! With liquid smoke. Our wine/cocktail sessions always begun at their dinner table. Eating using our fingers, nibbling and getting all sticky And if we’re lucky, Miloš makes more than we can eat, so there is some to take home We don’t meet as often as we used to as we moved away, we only drink now, but the rib sessions continued with Ana who lives in my neighborhood We made ribs in sooo many different ways…