New Year’s post – Grilled Adriatic bream

For the last day in the amazing 2017 I prepared an equally amazing recipe that showcases Croatian fresh products and simple delicious cuisine. 2017 was an incredible one for me: I went to Krakow, Poland on a road trip with six of my friends I visited the island of Vis and Hvar where I used…

Fried sardines & seasonal salad

Yesterday I had my first Secret dinner party, and two of my specially picked out guests came over. I was cooking all day and preparing dishes one after the other, in the end I had no time to post a recipe. In one of my next posts I’ll be sharing all about the Secret dinner…

Oven baked tomato & Mozzarella sardines

Since I was a kid it was always clear that on Friday we had seafood for dinner, either fish or mussels, or even octopus, it had to be seafood as my parents decided. That ritual or a tradition still goes on today, and since it’s Friday, I just have to share with you another delicious…

Tuna steak & steamed vegetables

Three days ago I had to present my Final project for my Bachelor’s degree, and after three hours in front of the committee presenting my smart home security system and answering questions, I passed. Now I can officially say that I’m an Mechatronics engineer. Not only was I happy to have passed, I finally have…

Grilled sea bream

I have to admit when with my parents, I usually eat more fish, more seafood in general, seems just like most of my friends don’t like it so I don’t tend to prepare it for myself when travelling with them. But after days of wishful thinking and longing for grilled fish I decided to make…

Grilled mackerel & bean salad

For a month now I’ve been living at the seaside, I didn’t move or anything, I’m still enjoying my last vacation as a student. The reason why I haven’t been posting new recipes was because I didn’t have wi-fi or any other way to get on the Internet and even though it was tough and…

Hake & broccoli wok

I grew up eating fried hake almost every Friday both home and usually at school – it was the time when they just started taking about healthy food at school and healthy eating habits among kids in Croatia, but they weren’t going anywhere further than talking about it. It felt like there was no other…

Fried sardines & Red bean salad

When making seafood dishes, especially fish, simplicity is key. I grew up eating grilled fish with just a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice so fish prepared this way is the best for me. Grilling fish on a simple grill, brushing it with rosemary covered in olive…

Fried hake & Red bean salad

Since I was a kid my parents made it crucial to eat fish at least once a week. Both of my grandfathers were from the seaside so a big part of my family is too. At the seaside in Croatia people eat a lot of fish, olive oil and all the amazing Mediterranean food. I…

Grilled bream and cooked vegetables

It’s said that eating fish at least two to three times a week is absolutely necessary for your health. I don’t eat fish because it’s necessary, I eat it because it’s delicious. There is always fresh fish at the market and there is no excuse not to cook it. Preparation: 10 min        …