Steak marinated in beer, croquettes & grilled peppers

I always wanted a boat. Each summer I would go to the seaside for more than a month, and there I would usually have friends with boats. From old wooden boats their grandparents owned to 60ft yachts some of them rented for the time they were in Croatia. I always had fun, either travelling by boat, or going on one day trips with friends.


If I’m honest I never dreamed of having a yacht as many of my friends did, I always wanted a small boat I can go on one day trips around the island or go fishing, nothing fancy. Maybe it’s because I always had more fun when 10 of us went on a boat the size of one of these in the photos, and we would barely fit on it. We would go to some beautiful beach you can only reach with a boat, jump from it, swim, sunbathe, hang out.


For the week I spent on the island of Vis, the only boat I’ve been on was the ferry that took me to the island and back. I used my photo to capture all of these amazing photos, and going through them I get inspiration, but not just inspiration, actually an urge to share them with you. They just remind me of a great time I had and today people don’t usually go through photos they took, they maybe scroll over them a few times but not actually look at them, so I feel like this is my blank canvas where I can pin these photos and memories associated with them and I can always return to take a look at them.


And nothing’s better than enjoying grilled food with friends and family in the summer. So my next recipe is just one that will make you want to start the outdoor grill. Here you have a delicious pork steaks marinated in dark beer with tasty bell peppers and homemade croquettes with the recipe how to make them – and don’t be scared it’s pretty easy to make them! Enjoy! DSC_0450

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Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4


Steak & peppers:

  • 4 pork neck steaks
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp red paprika
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 dl dark beer
  • vegetable oil
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp aceto balsamico
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 2 potatoes, peeled and sliced in cubes
  • 250 g all – purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt

Steak, croquettes & grilled peppers

How to

  1. In a large cooking pot bring slightly salted water to a boil. Place sliced potatoes in the boiling water and cook until soft. Drain the water and mash potatoes. Combine mashed potatoes, flour and 1 egg and form a firm dough. Using your hands form “snakes” from the dough and cut 3 – 4 cm slices.
  2. Season the steaks with garlic powder, red paprika, salt & pepper and spread mustard over one side of the steak. Place them in a bowl and cover with vegetable oil and dark beer. Let them marinade in the fridge for about 30 min. Wash and slice bell peppers.
  3. In a large frying pan fry the pieces of dough until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Start the outdoor grill and grill your steaks on each side until well done and next to them grill sliced bell peppers on each side. Season the bell peppers with a pinch of salt, pressed garlic, olive oil and aceto balsamico. Enjoy!


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Jodi says:

    fun memories and beautiful photos! I just painted some boats in the water that will be on my blog tomorrow. Hope you like them. This dinner sounds DELISH!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I’ll check them out, love your paintings, they’re very beautiful! Thanks for stopping by 😁

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      1. Jodi says:

        Thanks kreso! Is that your first name?

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      2. chefkreso says:

        Yes it is 😀 full name Krešimir, but Krešo for short!

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      3. Jodi says:

        I like it – never heard it before 🙂

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      4. chefkreso says:

        It’s actually a name of a Croatian king but still very common in these parts, seems like we still love our traditional names haha 😀

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      5. Jodi says:

        I like it.

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  2. foodzesty says:

    steaks marinated in dark beer…sounds delicious 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 😁

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  3. Sounds like a perfect BBQ dinner😋Yummy!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, and I would agree! 😀

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  4. Your blog makes me soo hungry!😊

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, happy to hear that! 😀

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  5. I love your photos, Kreso. Here in Auckland it is a bit of a paradise for boat enthusiasts. The Hauraki Gulf has some sixty plus islands. It’s very much a part of the culture. Your recipe is mouth-watering and makes me long for balmy summer nights. Still have a few months to wait yet.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I just googled Hauraki Gulf and it looks so beautiful, I would really like to visit New Zealand, have to grab a chance and go there some day 🙂 Thank you very much for your nice comment and for stopping by!

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