Growing up, in addition to boop, we had lots of stews. Boop is, in fact, a stew. Come to think of it, most of what we ate was in stew form.
I looked this up because I was curious about this. Why all the stews? Well, it turns out that the:
principal food on the Macedonian menu is stew, a mixture of meat and vegetables cooked by simmering. Stews are prepared spicy, combined with roux (a thickening agent), and always eaten with bread. Other main staples are feta cheese; roasted banana peppers; and zelnik, a flat pastry with cheese, leek, or spinach filling.
So there it is. Throw in some salad, fresh fruit and fish dishes and that was pretty much it.
I found a recipe online that is very close to what I recall we ate.
- 3 onions, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 5 potatoes, chopped
- cup tomato puree
- 500g chuck steak (we used many different meats)
- 1 tbs sweet paprika
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
Sounds boring maybe but I am seriously thinking about making some stew. In fact, if I get a crock pot, I could make stews all the time.