The traditional hamburger in the Balkans is made with the same aromatic combination of flavours that the cevapi is made with. It is just shaped in a patty. Celebrating our last night in the Balkans at Belgrade with pljeskavica was the perfect finale. We all met at Delta City, a sparkling new and very western mall just across from the 2009 Universiade Athletic Village there. It was the only spotlessly clean public shopping place I have been to in Belgrade. The Black Light Bowling was a blast. Thank you , Vanja and Mario, for a really lively family evening of laughter and hilarity.
Then, off to a little Rostilj place near Lori and Igor’s for a “œBalkan Burger”! I knew what to expect meat-wise, but I was not expecting the accompaniments. First, the bread is a huge bun, as is the burger. Then, there are so many really high quality fresh condiments available, I was really enthralled. The dry additions are a very hot and freshly ground paprika, and a seasoning salt mix. The fresh vegetables that every one had on theirs while we were waiting, and in our crowd are shredded cabbage, diced onions, and tomatoes.
The, sour cream, a homemade looking ketchup, mustard, roasted peppers, and a parsley, garlic and oil mixture that was way past delicious. Give me a bowl and a spoon! Really!
I ate the piece I cut off of mine and it was so umami-yummy. Mmm-Mmm!
Yes, shredded cabbage is excellent with this! A new great idea to take home!