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5 Appetizing Recipes from Czech Cuisine

Czech Red Cabbage Salad

The cabbage is a vegetable staple in Czech cuisine, one that accompanies every meal, whether as part of a salad or as a main course. In some of the dishes the cabbage is cooked and in others, it is fresh, in some dishes it is pickled, while in others it is served with sugar. The next salad includes fried cabbage and apples, giving it a slightly sour and refreshing taste.

Ingredients for salad:
Red cabbage - 1/2 head (sliced)
Granny smith apple - 1 (sliced)
Onion - 1 (finely diced)
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Sugar - 3 tbsp.
caraway - 1 tsp.
Czech Chicken and Celery Salad

The next salad is an excellent dish for those who don’t see a reason to wait for the main course to have some meat. The chicken will give your guests a juicy and appetizing opening to the meal, without filling them too much.



Ingredients for salad:
celery - 1 (cut into long strips)
Chicken thighs fillet - 0.5 pound (cut into long strips)
Apple - 1 (peeled and grated)
Onion - 1/2 onion
Fennel - 1 tbsp. (finely diced)
Tomatoes - 1
Olive oil - 2 tbsp.
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp.
Dijon mustard - 1 tbsp.
Salt and Pepper - as needed
Sausage and Onion Goulash 

Sausages are probably the most popular and delicious street food in the Czech Republic, and many streets in the big cities have countless stalls selling them alongside sauerkraut. Adding them to a warm and comforting goulash dish alongside potatoes and mushrooms will give you a delicious dish that you won’t be able to stop eating even in the hot summer months. You can use any kind of sausages you’d like.

Ingredients for goulash:
Potato - 2 pounds (peeled and diced)
Onion - 2 (chopped)
Tomatoes - 2-3 (chopped)
Button mushrooms - 10-15 (finely diced)
Sausages - 10 (sliced)
Oil - 1/4 cup
Paprika - 1 tbsp.
Salt and Pepper - as needed
Water - 1 cup
Parsley - a handful (chopped)
Mushroom Stuffed Chicken 

This next main dish is one none of the guests will be able to refuse. The chicken is baked in the oven and filled with mushrooms and parsley, allowing it to win a medal of excellence as one of the less fattening dishes on the local menu.

Ingredients for chicken:
Chicken breast - 2 fillets
Onion - 2 (diced)
Garlic - 1 clove (minced)
Olive oil - as needed
Parsley - a handful (chopped)
Salt and Pepper - as needed
Plum Dumplings

Plums are a very common fruit in the markets throughout the Czech Republic and serve as the basis for a variety of foods, the most prominent of which are sweet and delicious dumplings that are suitable for dessert or even as a light snack on their own. 

Ingredients for dumplings:
Butter - 3.5 oz.
Plums - 20 (pitted and halved)
Semolina - 1/4 cup
Eggs - 1
Flour - 1 cup
Ground cinnamon - 2 tsp.
Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch
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