Century-old traditional Korčula recipe star of Makarun in Zagreb
- by croatiaweek
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Enjoy traditional Korcula-style macaroni created by chef Kristian Tari and discover the place with for pasta in Zagreb
Shrimp in tempura for starters, followed by grilled octopus with saffron risotto and green macaroni with lobster, topped off with a chestnut tiramisu and fine Croatian wine. Sounds irresistible?
If you are a fan of Dalmatian cuisine and the highest quality pasta, Makarun restaurant at Teslina 14 in Zagreb, the ‘younger brother’ of the popular restaurant of the same name in Split, is a must-visit for foodies.
On the autumn-winter menu , which has just been presented, you will also find handmade green macaroni according to the traditional Korčula recipe with shrimps and prawns, macaroni with steak, seasonal soups, fresh fish and selected desserts. The excellent wine list is made up of top Croatian wines, dominated by those from the most famous Dalmatian vineyards, with Korčula and Pelješac the main theme.
All these delights are created by the great chef Kristian Tari, who takes care of the quality of each food, its basic taste, but also the attractive presentation. Guests say that he creates real works of art, and his signature can be seen on each plate through the playfulness of colours, dimensions and tastes.
“Love is the word that best describes the work from the kitchen to the table of our hardworking chefs. Makarun is a tradition, Makarun is our culture, we want our guests to feel it and enjoy every bite of handmade pasta according to a century-old recipe, a taste they will not forget,” said Jurica Farac, owner of the Makarun restaurant.
GREEN MACARONI WITH LOBSTER by Makarun
1 kg of lobster
500 g of green macaroni
100 ml of olive oil
salt and pepper
200 ml of white wine
100 g chopped tomatoes
300 ml of fish stock
500 g onions
Fry onions until golden in olive oil, then add salt and pepper and chopped tomatoes or homemade salsa, garlic and pour quality white wine.
Add parsley and fish stock. During this time, grill the lobster for five to six minutes, then transfer it to a bowl. The lobster gets a very nice taste after grilling.
Take the lobster out after 25 to 30 minutes of cooking. Finally, add the macaroni to the pan, cook for six to seven minutes, until the sauce is paired with the macaroni.