Wednesday, 18 November 2009
The ingredients of this specialty from Russia are similar to the
traditional Mexican pico de gallo salsa with the exception that celery
replaces tomatoes and dill is added. Georgians spread it thickly onto a
piece of lavash (Georgian bread) and wolf it down no matter how many
chiles are added to it. Please note that this recipe requires advance
preparation, as the adzhiga tastes better when it's served 1 to 3 days
At a glance
about 2 cups
10 cloves garlic
2 celery stalks, including leaves, chopped
5 red or green serrano or jalapeño chiles, seeds and stems removed chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
2 cups fresh dill, chopped
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cilantro
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine the garlic, celery, chiles, bell peppers, dill, and cilantro in
a food processor. Using the pulse mode, puree gently until the
ingredients form a coarse paste. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir
in the vinegar and salt. Cover and let stand overnight.
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