World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, World Cuisine Wednesdays | on March 3rd, 2010

One of our destinations that is steadily growing in popularity is Prague, Czech Republic. This lovely place is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Unlike other cities in that particular region of Europe, the majority of Prague’s landmarks, structures and ancient buildings were untouched by the ravages of  World War II. To this day, it is one of the best preserved cities in all of Europe.

If you ever get a chance to take a trip to Prague, do not turn it down! It is not only a great place to visit for fun, but the visit itself is also a learning experience. One of the sightseeing activities we offer is a guided walking tour called Discovering Prague.  During this tour, you can visit  the oldest and most interesting monuments and buildings of the city and learn about the most important sites in the historical city center.

This week’s recipe is for Beef and Pepper Goulash and it comes from the heart of the Czech Republic.

Beef and Pepper Goulash

1 ¬Ω lbs beef cuts for stew
3 large diced potatoes
1 large chopped onion
2 large sliced bell peppers (red or green)
14 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp butter
2 mashed garlic cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp crushed caraway seeds
¬Ω tsp marjoram
1 tbsp paprika
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp flour
5 c. water

Heat oil over medium high flame in a large pot. Once hot, put beef in the pot and brown completely.  Add in garlic and onion, fry until golden.  Add paprika and wait a few minutes before adding green peppers.  Let cook for about 3 minutes the pour in water, tomatoes, marjoram and caraway seeds.  Boil, cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer.  Allow simmering for approximately an hour and a half, or until the meat is tender. Add potatoes and cook until soft.

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