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Ingredients

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500 g Basa or catfish fillets diced
2 pcs onions chopped
3 pcs Garlic cloves chopped
100 g Smoked bacon lardons
50 ml Wine
1 tbs Tomato puree
2 tbs Red paprika
100 g Creme Fraiche
300 g Wide or ribbon shape pasta
2 tbs Olive oil
3 pcs Bay leaves
20 g Butter
1 teaspoon Salt
a pinch Black pepper

Perkelt

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There is a whole range of variations of this dish, as well as the meats from which it is made. It is possible to find some beef, pork, chicken, duck, lamb and even fish perkelt. I really like perkelt from catfish.

  • 55 min
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Perkelt is actually a Croatian version of the Hungarian word pörkölt, which means – to roast.

Originally a traditional Hungarian dish, perkelt is widespread in eastern Croatia, northern Serbia, as well as in Slovakia and Czech Republic. It’s a simple, quick and tasty meal.

There is a whole range of variations of this dish, as well as the meats from which it is made. It is possible to find some beef, pork, chicken, duck, lamb and even fish perkelt. I really like perkelt from catfish.

Steps

1
Done

Heat the oil (or lard) in a pot and fry the smoked bacon for a few mins. Remove bacon from oil and put it aside, because we will use it later. We have used bacon just for smell and to improve flavour.

2
Done

Add onion on that oil and fry until it gets transparent, then add paprika, meat and chopped garlic. Keep frying just for a few minutes – catfish doesn’t need much time to be ready. This is a secret for a good perkelt – fry paprika with meat and onions.

3
Done

Add wine, salt, pepper, tomato puree and bay leaf. Cook 10-15 minutes until the meat softens and you get thick sauce.

4
Done

While perkelt is cooking, in another pan cook the pasta. Don’t forget to add salt in water where the pasta is cooking, and nothing else. For the best flavour, pasta only needs salt.

5
Done

In another wide pan, heat the butter, add fried bacon from step 1 , crème fraiche and previously cooked pasta. Mix it all together and season with dried parsley.

6
Done

Serve perkelt with pasta.

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