As promised…our last Romanian recipe. Then we have a few special celebrations before we’re off to our new international pick. This next selection will be courtesy of Miss A which is always exciting. We just never know where she’ll take us! Mike and I usually talk about our options, so those picks aren’t really a surprise. We can bet on Mr. N going for Asia, but Miss A…she’s taken us to Brazil, Uzbekistan, Portugal and Greenland. It’s literally all over the map.
But before we get there, we have to wrap up Romania. This next recipe was inspired by Maria who keeps a food journal here, and whose parents are both Romanian. Thanks for pointing us in some great directions on our Romanian adventure Maria! Our final recipe is simple. It can be whipped up with a variety of spices, and served as either an appetizer or main dish. It’s called Mititei, or Romanian Sausage.
After the spices were mixed into the beef, we covered it and set it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day the kids were on hand for the rolling fun. Again, it’s really very easy. After separating the dough into nine portions, the kids rolled them into small sausages which were about the size of breakfast links.
Then, that’s it. They’re done! Isn’t that easy. I like easy. Especially in the summer. We served our mititei with some avocado and tomato as a main dish. You can also skewer the mititei and serve them as an appetizer.
I wasn’t a big fan of the mititei, but truthfully beef just isn’t my thing. Every now and then I crave a good grilled hamburger, but not all that often. It was a 2 spoon dish for me. Mike gave it a 2-1/2 initially, but later changed to 3 spoons after eating it inside a pita with a couscous salad. It reminded him of shawarma.
Miss A said it was delicious and gave it 100 spoons. She ate her whole dinner that evening, but then later refused to eat the leftovers saying she didn’t like it. I think that just speaks to the fact that she doesn’t like leftovers. One and done with her. Mr. N, like me, isn’t that big of a beef eater. He even refuses to eat hamburgers. So this one wasn’t really for him. It got the lowly 1 spoon.
Honestly, I think this is a good recipe and I think that the seasonings can be customized for anyone’s tastes. It’s really just a matter of whether or not you’re a sausage and beef eater. Mike is. He liked it. Miss A is. She liked it. So there you go. Thanks for following along on our Romanian adventures these past several weeks. You’ll want to stay tuned for next week too. We have a few birthday celebrations coming up, and you know those always involve dessert!
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