Family barbecue & 2 year blogiversary

2 years ago today I started my blog. Well, actually I just got registered and started writing posts and recipes almost half a year later, but this is the official date. Since then I’ve posted around 200 recipes, I’ve got around 1200 amazing bloggers following my blog and most importantly I still enjoy writting every single post. To celebrate the fact, I decided to post a recipe or an occasion that’s most relatable to any celebration here in Croatia – Barbecue!

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When my family gets together it’s always an opportunity to start the grill and cook some food, that’s just how we are, we love food and spending time together. It’s always a different combination of meat or veggies prepared. When we do it at my brother’s house it’s always about the spicy crispy roasted potatoes they make as a side dish and when my dad does it, it’s all about the perfect slice of meat.

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Even on those winter days like the ones we’re having this time of year, we still do the barbecue the first chance we get, usually when a sunny day comes up out of nowhere and the temperature rises for a few degrees. Writing about family gatherings and barbecues makes me think of a fact that my brother is leaving Croatia in less than a month for work and that those occasions won’t be as fun without him, but that’s life and the first time he comes back we’ll be waiting with food and drinks. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Preparation: 30 min

Cook time: 30 – 40 min

Servings:ย  8


Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 500 g zucchini, sliced
  • 500 g mushrooms
  • 200 g cheese, sliced in cubes
  • Salt & pepper to taste

ฤŒevapi:

  • 1 kg combination of minced lamb and beef
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp smoked red paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Place the combination of minced lamb and beef in a large bowl. Add finely chopped onion, crushed garlic, smoked red paprika, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients until combined. Using your hands form ฤevapi.
  2. Season chicken wings with curry powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Remove stems from mushrooms and place cheese cubes in mushroom caps.
  4. Start the outside grill and grill ฤevapi, chicken wings and sliced zucchini, while grilling the mushrooms caps over aluminum foil. Be sure that the meat is grilled all the way through. Enjoy the barbecue with fresh seasonal salads and in the company of your friends or family!
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54 Comments Add yours

  1. Well happy blogiversary!! What an amazing feast. We’ve had such warm weather we have been grilling too, and last week it was so warm (almost 70 F!) that we painted the exterior of our house. In February!! LOL. Last year at this time we had three feet of snow on the ground.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love those days in February when it’s suddenly sunny and warm, so you can spend most of your day outside, and I’m happy to hear you got a chance to paint the house, great use of a sunny day in February ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Sung-Jin says:

    Great looking BBQ. Keep up the good work!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank, will do!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Happy 2nd blogaversary!!!! That bbq looks delicious especially the “mititei” I don’t know what you call them, the little meat rolls ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      We call them ฤŒevapi, everyone loves them here, like the most amazing Balkan food ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much!

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      1. Yes, they are delicious w mustard and a beer ๐Ÿป

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, feels like it’s my birthday ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Happy 2nd Blogaversary!!
    Continued success!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for the wonderful wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Of course. Continued success! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. foodzesty says:

    Happy Blogaversary ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, still can’t believe it’s been so long ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to new recipes!

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      1. foodzesty says:

        Time flies by very quickly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Congrats on your blogiversary!
    The bbq looks so very tasty. I love the idea of the grilled mushrooms with cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks! The bbq was amazing, but any is – love grilling outside ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. Love your recipes! Happy blogiversary!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! Happy to hear it ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Happy Blog Anniversary Chef. Lovely bbq. Enjoy

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, looking forward to posting more of my new recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Jodi says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks Jodi!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. Happy blogiversary! Keep the recipes coming

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Will do, will do, as much as I can ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. Jamchop says:

    Well done Kreso – keep up the great work!

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  13. Sretan blogoroฤ‘endan i ลพelim ti joลก puno fine hrane i super recepata! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hvala, zbilja se veselim dijeljenju novih recepata!

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  14. julie says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. Linda says:

    Family BBQs are the best! Best wishes to your brother & his work-travels. May he soon be home to celebrate more barbecues with you and your family! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Linda, you made me so happy with this comment, thanks once again and hope you visit my blog again! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Megala says:

    Happy Blogiversary !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Megala so much!!

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  17. Looks delicious! Happy Blogiversary!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Emmi @ Emmi's Cookinside.blog says:

    Happy Blogiversary, dear Kreso!! And your family barbecue looks so inviting and delicious!!
    I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Emmi!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Congrats !!! Here’ s to many more years of blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Karen says:

    Happy Blogversary! Thanks for sharing great stories and recipes!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Karen, looking forward to posting more interesting stories and recipes ๐Ÿ˜€

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  21. kasiawrites says:

    Congrats! I just followed you on Instagram ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! I’ll do my best to keep up posting great content! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. I am captivated by the ฤŒevapi! It sounds wonderful! Hopefully, you’ll all be reunited soon for another barbecue!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, I hope so too! And ฤŒevapi are a must try, everyone love them here in Croatia and neighbouring countries ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be the hit of the neighborhood with my “new” dish this summer!!

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  23. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! Seeing your family BBQ makes me want to be family!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! I was so happy about it, can’t wait to have more time again to blog even more than now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. My Real Dish says:

    Love that it’s finally warming up here to grill! That’s for the inspiration! Happy blogiversary!

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