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[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Maneštra


Croatia Week and Fini Recepti bring you your favourite Croatian recipes in English…

Croatian TV chef Almo Čatlak this year completed 10 years of his cooking show ‘TV-kuhanja’ (TV-cooking). Čatlak’s show, which shows viewers how to prepare a meal from start to finish in a 3-4 minute clip, was broadcast on Croatian TV for the past decade. In that period Čatlak has produced over 2,000 videos.

Maneštra or Minestrone



Potatoes – 300 g
Carrots – 300 g
Celery – 300 g
Zucchini – 300 g
Onion – 1
Olive oil – 2 dl
White wine – 250 ml
Peas – 100 g
Vegetable stock – 1 cube
Origano – 1 teaspoon
Basil – 8 fresh leaves
Chili – 1 teaspoon
Garlic – 2
Parmesan – 4 tablespoons



1. Dice all the vegetables. In a pot put olive oil and fry the onions, potatoes, carrots, zucchinis, celery.

2. Add the white wine, crushed garlic, the cube of vegetable stock, nutmeg, oregano, chopped basil and peas.

3. Stir and add water enough to cover the ingredients in the pot. Leave cook on a low heat. (25-30 mins)

4. In a separate pan fry crushed chili and garlic in olive oil. When the garlic releases smells take off the heat and add it to the Minestrone.

5. When the soup is ready serve and grate parmesan cheese on top.

Dobar tek!

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