Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Albania

Good evening world........Tirana calling, in the beautiful Albania. 

I am busting to show you Albania's leek bake (yes I know what I did there) so enough chat and straight into the music.

In 2004 Anjeza Shahini sang The Image Of You in Albania's first entry to Eurovision and not only made to the finals she placed 7th.

Not a bad welcome to the Eurovision family.  

Albanian leek bake
  • 500g leeks
  • 2 brown onions
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp. hot paprika
  • 125ml passata
  • Slice the leeks on an angle into 2 cm pieces
  • Gently fry them in a saucepan with a splash of oil till they start to soften
  • Add to an ovenproof dish
  • Fry the chopped onions till softened
  • Add the mince and brown
  • Add the passata and paprika, stir well
  • Season to taste
  • Add the mince mix to the leeks
  • Bake covered at 180°C for 45mins (uncover for last 10 minutes)

The leek have a really enjoyable sweetness next to the hot meat.

I'm Alive will be to declaration from Elhaida Dani for Albania. 
Elhaida is vocally confident and sounds to have influences from Jessie J's and Delta Goodrem.
Will Albania still be alive in the grand final?

Fat i mire!
Past Albania Chow Down to Eurovision:


  1. Leek Pasta Mince - what's not to like........I'll give it a burl.

  2. I like her better when her hair isn't big and she doesn't have that huge slash of scarlet lipstick. I know I should be commenting on the leeks but last year's lamb in yoghurt is a better contender. Fingers crossed for Albania!