Part 2: Croatia
We spent almost 2 weeks exploring the coastline of Croatia. It is known for stunning blue waters, fascinating history and beautiful architecture. Food does not typically make the top 3 reasons to visit Croatia. As a vegetable lover, I found myself limited to cabbage or lettuce, tomato and grilled zucchini or eggplant. These dishes are fresh and tasty, but there was very little variety with the presentation and offerings. I literally felt like I had the same salad for 2 weeks!
This being said, I did find a fabulous dish called “Dalmation Swiss Chard“. I’m sure they use butter and cream in the preparation, but wow it was well worth it. I’m determined to recreate a healthier version of it. We also enjoyed ‘hjvar‘ a roasted red pepper spread. Hjvar adds a sweet and savoury flavour to any dish! If you’re a seafood lover, definitely take advantage of the fresh grilled calamari, fish and steamed mussels. In fact, we had some of the best mussels of all time here in Croatia.
It can be a bit alarming to see the whole fish on the table, but at least you know it’s fresh!
Croatian’s love their carbs. There was no shortage of potatoes, bread or baked goods! This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the meat, cheese and wine! We drove to the island of Pag and tried their specialty cheese. Pag produces the most famous artisan cheese in the country.