Balkan Plate of Cevapcici and Grilled Skewers

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Balkan Plate of Cevapcici and Grilled Skewers
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Health Score:
8,4 / 10
1 hr
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For the farmers salad
½ Cucumber
4 tomatoes
1 Loose leaf lettuce
2 red onions
200 grams Feta
4 Tbsps pitted black Olives
For the chili rice
300 grams Long grain rice
For the skewers
500 grams Pork tenderloin
1 green Bell pepper
1 yellow Bell pepper
2 shallots (cut into quarters)
freshly ground peppers
2 Tbsps vegetable oil
For the cevapcici
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp butter
500 grams mixed Ground meat
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsps chopped parsley
½ tsp Cumin
½ tsp cinnamon
Additional ingredients
Fat (for greasing baking sheet)
5 Tbsps vegetable oil (for sauteeing)
2 red Bell pepper
1 tsp ground paprika
4 Tbsps olive oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Long grain riceFetaOliveolive oilparsleyCucumber

Preparation steps


For the farmers salad, rinse the cucumber and cut into slices. Rinse the tomatoes remove the stem end and cut into slices. Rinse the lettuce, spin dry, read and tear into bite-sized pieces. Peel the onions and cut into rings. Drain the feta and crumble. Arrange the lettuce leaves, tomato and cucumber slices in salad bowls and sprinkle with the feta, the olives and the onion rings. Preheat the oven to 225°C (approximately 425°F) top and bottom heat.


Cook the rice in 600 ml (2 1/2 cups) of boiling salted water for 20-25 minutes. For the skewers, rinse the meat, pat dry, trim and cut into bite-size pieces. Rinse peppers, remove seeds and cut into 2 cm (3/4 inch) pieces. Peel the shallots and cut into quarters. Thread the meat and peppers alternately onto 4 skewers and attach the quartered shallots on each end. Season with salt and pepper and coat with oil. For the cevapcici, peel the onion and garlic, finely chop and sweat in butter.


Remove pan from heat and let cool. Mix the ground meat with the onion-garlic mixture, the egg yolks, parsley, season with salt, pepper, cumin and cinnamon and knead. Shape the meat mixture into 60 gram (approximately 2 ounce) 3 cm (1 inch) thick rolls. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the skewers in 2 tablespoons oil in a hot pan 10-15 minutes on all sides until golden brown.


Meanwhile, rinse the peppers, cut in half, remove seeds and cut into small cubes. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in another pan and sauté the diced peppers in it. Add the paprika and cook briefly. Mix the cooked rice with the peppers. Season with salt. Arrange the pepper rice on a warmed plate and top with the kebabs and cevapcici. Season the salad with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil and serve on the side.