Dessi’s mom has been making lutenitsa in Bulgaria for years. Now Dessi has gotten the recipe and wants to share it.
Lutenitsa is a Bulgarian roasted red pepper and tomato dip sweetened with a touch of honey. It’s great smeared on bread and spooned over meat.
Make sure to also check out Baba Dani’s recipe for feta cheese pie.
How To Make Bulgarian Lutenitsa
To make this Bulgarian roasted red pepper spread you only need a few ingredients. Start off by broiling 8 red peppers until the skin is well blistered on all sides.
Meanwhile, grate 10 red tomatoes into a large pot, making sure to leave the skins behind. Cook the tomato pulp for about one hour until all the moisture has cooked out.
Meanwhile, peel the skins of the peppers and remove the seeds. Blend until the peppers are smooth and set aside.
Add some good quality extra virgin olive oil to the tomato sauce and cook for 20 minutes. Add the red pepper puree, salt, and honey.
Cook the mixture for another 20 minutes then check for seasoning. Enjoy and store in fridge once cooled down for 7-10 days.
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