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6,000 portions of bakalar dished out for free in Šibenik & Split on Christmas Eve

Bakalar being cooked in Šibenik on Christmas Eve Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL

ŠIBENIK, 24 December 2018 – More than 1,000 portions of bakalar (dried cod) stew, countless fritule and mulled wine was handed out to the people in the Dalmatian city of Šibenik in a traditional Christmas Eve gesture. 

Locals and tourists gathered in front of the Šibenik theatre on Monday as the traditional Christmas Eve bakalar stew and fritule were dished out. 

Using a traditional local recipe and gigantic pot, around 100 kilograms of bakalar, 300 kilograms of potatoes, 1o litres of extra virgin olive oil and a large amount of garlic and onions was used to cook the dish. 

(Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL)

As well as handed out the meals to locals who had gathered in Šibenik, bakalar was also donated to soup kitchens in Knin where around 120 people had lunch and in Šibenik where 200 people were. 

Along with the food, locals could enjoy in the Christmas atmosphere with music by the Šibenska narodna glazba. 

The event was organised by the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts – Šibenik Knin County and the Association of Crafts – Šibenik. 

Meanwhile, in Split, 5,000 portions of bakalar was also dished out to locals on Prokurativa, whilst fiš paprikaš was cooked and gifted to locals in Slavonia on Christmas Eve.

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