Saturday, October 20, 2007

Felul 2 - Marinated Turkey with Mamaliga

Mamaliga is actually the most traditional romanian food that you may ever find. Because people used to grow corn since long time ago. It is cheap, but very healthy and tasty. Even though corn is grown also in US, but they don't make Mamaliga from it. Which is their minus probably, because they just don't know what they miss.

Method of preparing:
Ok, let me tell you how it is prepared. You have to buy in the market the Corn Flour. It is very easy to prepare. You put some water, and wait till it will be boiling. Than add this Corn Flour, little, than some more, and until it will become as a porridge. It will take about 2-3 min. Leave for couple of min, and it will become hard. Here is a picture.
Ok, lets continue with the main food of this super. It is the turkey. It's not a simple turkey, it should be marinated. Doesn't matter which part of this bird you take. I took a wing, for example. Turkeys have really big wings. Marinate with mayonnaise, all sort of spices, maybe some wine, whatever you like. Here is a picture. I put it into white paper, which is used for baking.

The you have to enroll it like it is shown in the picture and put it into the grill for not less than 45 min. Turn it sometimes from one side to another.

This is how it look after 45 min.

Than add some cheese over it, and put together with the porridge. Don' forget about the garlic in the end. Mamaliga, no matter if it is served with meat or fish, always should have garlic.
This is how i looks in the end. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anna said...

Having grown up on the best Moldovan cuisine, I beg to differ regarding the addition of garlic. Traditionally, brinza and sour cream are added to the mamaliga, but each diner is free to add whatever pleases his palate. Enjoy!