Adapted from Gourmet magazine
I have been looking at the recipes on Georgia About with hungry eyes, I am talking about gee-OR-gee-a. If you search for Georgian recipes you will get three things: 1) Southern U.S. Georgian recipes, 2) late 18th century English Georgian cooking, 3) and a few recipes from the country of Georgia. With this as my inspiration I started to create a Georgian feast for this Sunday.
Karl’s Caucasus Style Braised Pork Shoulder
Adapted from Djurenko.com and 17recipes.com
Georgian Shilaplavi is a rice dish that is described as being like a risotto. I have some diners who prefer little or no starch. I have learned that cauliflower is a versatile and good substitute. It is filling and can be “manipulated” in a number of ways to imitate some starch ingredients.
Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms
Our friends Pat and Jim “squash bombed” us a few weeks ago. This was literally a baby sized squash 8 pounds and 20 inches long. I roasted it and used much of it in a mitzvah lasagna for a friend whose cancer has come back for the third time. I am using the rest in tonight’s soup.
Karl’s Georgian Butternut Squash Soup
Adapted from a family recipe posted by georgianrecipes
My Georgian feast was lacking in green vegetables. According to Georgian Recipes, spinach is a popular ingredient in Georgian cuisine. This dish sounded good, but of course I was incapable of making it “as written.”
Karl’s Georgian Spinach
with Eggs and Green Onions