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Zacusca Pestisor

Zacusca Pestisor

it is a zacusca with fish for big feet or big cravings like Ela!

  • 1 fillet of fresh salt;
  • 1 small onion;
  • 1 small red capsicum pepper;
  • 1 small carrot;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • salt;
  • cold pressed extra virgin olive oil;

Servings: 2

Preparation time: less than 15 minutes


Boil the fish meat with a pinch of salt. Drain. It passes. Separately heat the chopped onion, grated carrot, chopped pepper and garlic cloves in olive oil and a little strained soup juice. Then add the fish and mix. Leave a little. When the zacusca is ready, turn off the heat, let it cool a bit and when it is warm, we pass it with a hand blender and serve it to the baby with fresh bread.

In the picture presented I cut small discs of bread with the mouth of the bottle and put zacusca in a bag which I cut an end and made small muffins of zacusca on bread discs. Place on a plate cheerful and colorful. I guarantee you success to the big ones too! It was our first fish on the menu so I'm glad I accepted it immediately!

Zacusca recipe for yellow mushrooms

Yellow mushroom zacusca, ingredients:

  • 1 kg of pepper
  • 1 kg of yellow mushrooms
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 500 g onions
  • 100 ml oil
  • 1/2 liter tomato broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

Yellow mushroom zacusca, preparation:

Bake the peppers on the stove. Bake until dark. Put them in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and cover with a lid. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. Finely chop, preferably by hand. The mushrooms are washed and diced, but not very small. Finely chop the onion and fry in oil. Leave to harden for about 10 minutes and then add the mushrooms and leave for 25 minutes, until well reduced.

Add the chopped peppers with the juice they leave and add the bay leaves that give a wonderful aroma & icircn mushroom zacusca

After 10-15 minutes, add the broth and let it simmer for about 1 hour, stirring constantly to prevent it from sticking. After an hour, add the crushed garlic, hot pepper (it is not necessary to use it), salt and pepper.

It counts mushroom zacusca Sterilize jars and wrap in blankets to cool gradually.

Black and white or color?

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I remember my childhood, more than 40 years ago, when someone with a TV and a refrigerator was someone! There were some hardships TVs, about half a tractor, with a tube as big as a damigean, and when you opened them, it took a few good minutes, maybe even tens, until they warmed up and you saw something. You could see or guess, there were TVs that were based on fists and sutures, play the image, see the images upside down, there were bad transmissions and fleas & hellipmare joy. And obligatorily on the TV it had to be a macrame mile or worked in points and the indispensable fish made of glass or ceramic puppy. Whoever had an elephant was already the latest in fashion. & # 128539

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There were also films translated into Romanian and that was pure ecstasy! They were more patriotic movies, in which I saw how great the Russian people are. & # 128578

When I got married, with the money from the wedding, I got a refrigerator and a black and white TV, that's all. They were damn expensive, a few good salaries or you borrowed from CAR. Well, we were tricks like we had from the beginning! It was immediately after the Revolution, I had files, so I took them quickly, without much fuss. Then that madness with cable television had begun and you were catching foreign channels, there were also movie channels. They weren't translated, there were many in Italian and English, but what else mattered? I raised the money, I borrowed more and I went to subscribe for 2 years, because you had a 2-month discount. There was a big queue there too, as the Romanian people do, they do everything in line. I stood in line for a whole day and when I finally got to the front, she was tired at the counter, if you wanted to hit her with the slap. I was 7 months pregnant, I could hardly stand to get rid of myself and that dizziness barked at some things that I wanted to strangle: I didn't know what house documents I had, so I had them discreetly passed sutaru & rdquo and softened. Then he told me he would pull my cord after 2 months. Come on, you die! I cared about another sutar and he looked at me for a long time, because I wanted to hit him in the head with a paper towel. I gave him another sutar and he promised me that I would have the cable the next day. It lasted 3 days, but it doesn't matter anymore, that I was in ecstasy. Who else was like us? Tell you how many nights we spent with our godparents and friends watching movies? We were all cramped over the pile, watching those untranslated movies and translating one of us, usually me and my nose, that we were better than our mouths. I knew Italian in parts, but I was damn embroidering them, because in the end something came out. & # 128578

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Fish zacusca

You can use any type of fish. A very good option is the mackerel because it is a good and cheap fish. An ideal recipe for the cold winter days that await us. We hope you try this absolutely divine recipe.

Amount: about 8 kg
Preparation time: 60 min / Total time: 150-180 min


a liter of oil, a kilogram of onion, a kilogram of carrots, two kilograms of baked donuts, 3 kilograms of tomatoes (or a liter of tomato juice), 2 kilograms of fish, salt, pepper, other spices.

Method of preparation:

Put the onion and carrots through the mincer, and fry them in oil. Add a little water and let it boil. Add the baked donuts, clean and pass through the car beforehand. Bone the fish, pass it through the machine and add it to the composition together with the tomato juice. Season with salt, pepper and any other spices you want and let it drop until the oil rises. Zacusca is put in jars and sterilized.

Eggplant zacusca & # 8211 my mother's recipe & # 8211 preamble

Zacusca is a laborious work, consuming time and energy. I usually prepare it in 2 stages: in the evening I bake eggplant and capsicum (or donuts). I peel the eggplants and drain them overnight in plastic strainers (so that they do not oxidize). Place the baked peppers in trays or pots with lids, sprinkle with salt and let them sweat for 30 minutes before peeling. Then I take out their stalks and seeds and cut them into strips. I leave them overnight but not in a strainer but in a bowl (the juice left by them has a great taste and I put it all in the zacusca).

The next day I chop the eggplant, grind the baked peppers and onions and boil the zacustia. I prefer capsicums and donuts because they are much meatier and sweeter than white peppers. The latter also change the color of the zacustia, making it yellower, paler.

Eggplant zacusca is boiled in large, wide saucepans to have a large evaporation surface. Place the pan on a metal disk (not directly on the flame) and cook over low heat. Careful! Hot zacusca sprinkles very hard! It must be mixed constantly and energetically! Burns with hot zacusca are very serious!

I made zacusca from 6 kg of eggplant (double portion) and I got a huge pot (about 10 kg of zacusca, that is about 10 jars of 800 ml + a bowl for tasting). In the following I will give you the recipe for 3 kg of eggplant. All ingredients are weighed raw, before baking / cleaning!

They are best used homemade broth (recipe here) or homemade tomato juice (recipe here).

Now is the time to prepare it! The market abounds with eggplants and peppers, at very advantageous prices. Zacusca was always planted in late August or early September. The quantities are for raw, whole vegetables.

In winter you can make this wonderful eggplant zacusca from Baked or frozen peppers (recipe here) and ripe and frozen eggplants or put in a jar (recipe here).

If you have eggplants and peppers already baked and cleaned, you will have to take into account the fact that they are halved.

From the quantities below come out approx. 5 kg of eggplant zacusca with baked peppers. That is about 14 jars of 350 ml or 7 large jars of 700 ml.

  • 3 kg raw eggplant
  • 1.5 kg of capsicum or mixture with raw, whole donuts
  • 0.5 kg of vegetables (2 carrots, 1 parsley, 1 parsnip, a small celery)
  • 0.5 kg onions
  • 500 ml of sunflower oil
  • 1 L of tomato broth (or canned tomatoes)
  • 4 teaspoons salt (put 3 and taste at the end)
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper (or berries) - I put ground
  • 2 bay leaves

Video: Zacusca ds peste (January 2022).