This recipe was a labour of love. Literally.
Im a Caribbean girl with a Romanian fiancé. To say thats uncommon would be an understatement (though we have met other like couples purely by chance). Anyway, navigating an intercultural relationship has its unique blessings, one of them being getting an opportunity for both of us to try new (to us) foods. Since we met, Danny has been waxing poetic about this Romian dish called Mici (pronounced meech) and I have been determined to try it. I mean, I may not be able to speak much Romanian language, but food is a universal language.
Full disclosure – I have no frame of reference for taste as I won’t actually taste authentic mici until I visit Romania (less than a month now!!). That said, according to the Romanian I knocked this recipe out the park.
Poftă Bună!!!! (Translation – Enjoy / Bon Apetit).
What you need (hint ~ not many ingredients):
1lb ground beef
1lb ground pork
1/2 ground lamb
3 garlic cloves (crushed) (some recipes call for 4, some call for 6)
1 tsp rosemary (i used dried)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp salt
coconut oil (I think I put 1 tbsp but it wasn’t much)
What you Do:
- Preheat stove top grill to 350 degrees (you can fry them)
- Mix all ingredients together making sure meat is combined properly (I let it sit overnight to get the flavour all in there)
- Roll meat mixture into round sausages about 1 inch thick and 3-4 inches long
- Grill the meat turning every few minutes until cooked through and brown
We ate it will mashed potato, but you can eat with fries as well. The smell of this on the grill was heavenly. Although they are small, they pack a punch so don’t attempt to eat them all 🙂
I absolutely loved making this and can’t wait to make my next Romanian dish. I also can’t wait to taste it in Romania!!!
Have a great Tuesday!