Simple and typical Romanian dinner


One day I was thinking what to prepare for dinner and I remembered that I didn’t cook any Romanian dishes for quite a while. Having limited time, I chose one of the easiest recipe without spending too much time or money. It is so simple, that you’ll need just some polenta and some fish to fry. I used a very nice and thick piece of tilapia bought fresh from Metro in Richmond Hill, fried it in some oil, cooked a polenta in few minutes and the last important thing and mandatory for an authentic Romanian fish meal is the garlic.

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Rainbow trout with artichoke and asiago dip


This is a very easy to do recipe with spectacular results. All you need is 4 rainbow trout filets, one artichoke and Asiago dip and as per Romanian tradition, any fish must be eaten with garlic sauce and polenta. Being in Canada, we added some steamed asparagus on the traditional Romanian fish-eating habit.

Ingredients:

  • 4 rainbow trout filets
  • artichoke and Asiago dip
  • salmon spice
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Wash and pat dry trout filets and put them on a cutting board. Use 1/4 of the dip for each filet spreading on the entire surface. Carefully roll them and in the end stick 2-3 tooth picks inside to hold them together while cooking. Put them in a glass dish and spread salt, pepper and salmon spices on top of them and add approx. 1/2 glass of water or fish soup.

You can eat them with anything you like: rice, steamed vegetables, potatoes, etc but the best side dish is polenta and garlic sauce.