Serving Suggestions & Recipes

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Almost all of our products are excellent as stand alone snacks, meals, appetizers, and side dishes, but what we gathered here are a collection of recipes that not many people have thought of or tried.

Ajvar, lutenica, and malidjano are especially wonderful as used as an appetizer with tortilla chips, flat breads, roasted meats, and vegetables; and also go very well in sandwich wraps of all kinds.

Lutenica Pizza Bites

1 Jar Lutenica
1 Loaf French Baggete
Mozarella Cheese (or subsitute your own)

Cut the French baggete into bite size slices, arranging them neatly on a baking sheet. Dollop some lutenica onto each slice. Then put mozarella (or your favorite cheese) onto each slice. Sprinkle oregano over the slices, and bake in an oven on medium heat until the cheese is melted.

For a quick snack, try just making a few pieces and using a toaster oven.

Lutenica Pizza Burgers

1 Jar Lutenica
Hamburger Patties
Mozarella Cheese (or subsitute your own)
Sliced onion

Cook the hamburger until done to your liking. Spread lutenica on the burger, then melt the cheese over that. Place the lettuce and onion on top and serve in a bun for a different kind of burger.

Ajvar Quesadillas

1 Jar Ajvar (mild or hot, depending on preference)
1 Jar Grilled Zucchini
1 Jar Roasted Eggplant
1 Jar Roasted Red Peppers
1 Jar Malidjano
Provolone Cheese (or substitute your favorite)
Tortillas (recommended whole wheat)
Black Pepper

Cut the tortilla in half. Spread ajvar on one half and malidjano on the other (thickness depends on taste). Arrange the zucchini, eggplant, and red pepper on top of the ajvar and malidjano in any way you want. Sprinkle the black pepper and basil on top of that (if you have fresh basil leaves, use them). Place the cheese on top of the vegetables. Finally, put one side of the soon-to-be-quesadilla on top of the other, and cook over a medium heat in a skillet, until both sides are brown and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

If you like your quesadillas spicy, substitute or add our grilled cayenne peppers for the roasted red peppers.

If you want to add meat, seperately grill some loose hamburger meat and place it on top of the ajvar and malidjano before you put the vegetables on.

Va-Va Spicy Cheesesteak

1 Jar Roasted Red Peppers
1 Jar Grilled Cayenne Peppers
Diced Onion
Black Pepper
Meat (recommended slicing a rib filet or chicken breast, but you can easily use Minute Steaks in a pinch)
Provolone Cheese (or substitute your favorite)

Dice and grill the onion and peppers together in a pan. Chop up and grill the meat until brown in a seperate skillet, adding some salt and black pepper for taste. Slice the cheese into small bits. When the meat is cooked to your liking, add in the onion and peppers, mix, and stir for a few seconds, adding the sliced cheese. When the cheese melts, remove from the heat, stir, and serve in rolls.

For an extra kick, try putting some tobasco sauce over the vegetables while grilling them.

Wild Fig Cake

6 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup Airborne Honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup finely chopped wild figs Va-Va Wild Figs(in grinder or food processor)
3 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, honey and oil. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Fold in figs and nuts.
2. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
3. Bake in a preheated slow oven (300 F) for 1 hour or until firm to the touch in the center. Unmold and cool on racks. Cool thoroughly before cutting into slices.

Makes 2 loaves.

Plum Cake

1-1/4 Cups Va-Va Black Plums, sliced
1 Cup all purpose flour
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup white sugar
1 tsp Lemon zest
1/2 tsp Baking powder

Heat oven to 375 degrees F, grease a nine-inch tube pan. Beat the egg whites in a bowl and leave aside. Cream the butter with sugar in a large bowl. Beat egg yolks and the lemon zest. Add it to the butter mixture. Stir together 1-cup flour and baking powder. Fold in this flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Add and stir the egg whites. Arrange the batter uniformly into the prepared pan. Arrange the sliced plums attractively over the batter with skin-side down.

Bake it for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Remove and cool on a rack.

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