Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chow Down to Eurovision 2013 - Albaina

Përshëndetje (hello) and welcome to Albania.
In 2012 Rona Nishilu took to the stage with Suss and for 3 minutes I was memorized. While there were a mired of jokes about her hair and the screaming I sat transfixed as I witnessed a moment of true musical artistry, and I wasn't even a judge on The Voice.

It just goes to show while I love all the bells and whistles and reveals of Eurovision it is hard to beat a stand and deliver out pouring of emotional vocal gymnastics.
Well unfortunately it wasn't that hard to beat she came 5th. Today I have keep the same simplicity in the cooking with my variation of the Albanian Turli Perimesh or mixed vegetables.

My Turli Perimesh
Ingredients
  • 2 brown onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large red capsicum
  • 2-3 Lebanese eggplants
  • 3 yellow squash
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Basil to garnish
Method
  • Chop all the vegetables into roughly the same size, leave the tomatoes whole
  • Add olive oil to a fry pan over a medium heat
  • Add the onions and garlic and sweat for a minute or 2 without browning
  • Add the eggplant, squash, zucchini, capsicum and tomatoes
  • Cook the vegetable till on medium to low heat till they are tender and the tomatoes are bursting.
  • If the pan gets too dry add a splash of water or stock
  • Season to taste
  • Serve with an extra splash of olive oil and garnish with basil leaves  


Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko will bring Identitet to Sweden this year.
Fat i mire!
 

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