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    For folks not from my region (Central Europe): ayvar is a vegetable relish, based on red paprika peppers, usually also mixed with eggplant, garlic, etc...

    The basic variety of ayvar consists solely of high quality red paprika that you roast until it's skin gets charred black, then you peel it, cut into pieces and cook on good sunflower oil on large flat pans with a bit of salt until tender.

    I've tasted quite a few variations of ayvar while in uni dormatory, as I had a lot of friends from the Balkans where it is a kind of national food, but the best I've tasted so far trumps all the home made ones - it is Bakina tajna (Granny's secret) "hand made fire roasted red pepper relish" from these guys in Serbia (http://foodland.rs/Default.aspx).

    This thing smells and tastes so good I eat it like a dessert, with a small spoon and still enjoy every bit, even after several dozen glasses.

    It is absolutely free of any additives whatsoever, it only contains the paprika, oil and salt and you can taste it.

    It goes great as a sidekick to whatever meat or veggie you enjoy, spread on bread or just plain, as I like it most.


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    I see there're two flags. One for your Slovakish ilk, and one for the English.

    I'm not entirely comfortable with either.

    Please provide an American link, thx by.
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    No English flag is shown on that webpage.
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    British?

    Edit: Right. England has that red and white flag.
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    TY my missus love you avatar by the way and has taken to shouting BIG NOSE when it appears. Please post more!
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    Sounds yummy. Going to find a recipe online. Due to certain personal affiliations I can't buy from a Serb website.
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    I doctor this problem by buying from their Hungarian importer... :-)


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    Are these peppers similar to any others? Are they grown only in Central Europe? This looks nummy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiko View Post
    Are these peppers similar to any others? Are they grown only in Central Europe? This looks nummy...
    I believe these are the red meaty peppers used to obtain the traditional Hungarian red paprika seasoning.

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    I think you can prepare good ayvar from any peppers you find tasty (that don't lose taste when cooked).

    I don't eat anything hot (well, besides wasabi with sushi), so I'm especially fond of Foodland's ayvar, because it's the only one currently available in Slovakia that is not hot.


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