I don't even know what it is but yeah
What don't you know? What is cooked beans or what is lukanka? I guess lukanka. All right. Lukanka is basically a dried, flat sausage consisting of pieces of lard and meat (beef and pork, one or both, there may also be other versions, like bull/buffalo or ostrich
). This is wrapped in beef intestines (or some plastic if the lukanka is made in factories), pressed many times over to become flat, and dried in strictly controlled environment. Moreover, different kinds of herbs are added - black pepper, cumin, salt of course. Perhaps the recipe sounds gross, but if the lukanka is well-made, it's really tasty! Recipes vary through the land but the main types are Panagyurska (from Panagyurishte), Karlovska (from Karlovo), and Smyadovska (from Smyadovo). Except as a "meze" (an appetizer to wine, etc.), in stews like the one I showed, and in pizzas
, lukanka can also be put on a slice of bread over some relish like mayonnaise or lyutenitsa and eaten like this. I often bring it to school for a snack.
And the new dish: капама
(kapama).http://blog.arhivatora.com/wp-content/u ... kapama.jpg
It's very complicated. Imagine a whole chicken filled with rice and herbs. Then сарми
(sarmi) with minced meat (these are rolls of cabbage leaves stuffed with something). Then some more cabbage. Then some smoked breast. Then some sausage (but not lukanka). And many little steaks of veal and pork. This awesome pile is put in a cooking pot or in a traditional pot called a гювеч
(gyuvech), seasoned with oil, cabbage juice and more, more herbs (including bay leaf which is very famous ingredient to every meat dish in Bulgaria). Bulgarians also love lots and lots of bread and wine, preferably red, with this meal.
I challenge you to make a kapama and eat it. If you can rent another stomach for a while.