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    20 Feb '16 22:15
    That's traditional Serbian meal.
    When I went out today to put garbage to street container, as soon I opened the door, I felt the smell og bean soup with smoked ribs in the corridor. My neighbours from below had this for lunch.

    When I threw the garbage, I went back to take a jacket (*and wash my hands), and I rushed to the old style restaurant, two tramway stations away from me, to order bean soup with smoked ribs.
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    20 Feb '16 22:29
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    That's traditional Serbian meal.
    When I went out today to put garbage to street container, as soon I opened the door, I felt the smell og bean soup with smoked ribs in the corridor. My neighbours from below had this for lunch.

    When I threw the garbage, I went back to take a jacket (*and wash my hands), and I rushed to the old style restaurant, two tramway stations away from me, to order bean soup with smoked ribs.
    Sounds wonderful.
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    20 Feb '16 22:31
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    That's traditional Serbian meal.
    When I went out today to put garbage to street container, as soon I opened the door, I felt the smell og bean soup with smoked ribs in the corridor. My neighbours from below had this for lunch.

    When I threw the garbage, I went back to take a jacket (*and wash my hands), and I rushed to the old style restaurant, two tramway stations away from me, to order bean soup with smoked ribs.
    Great meal.
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    20 Feb '16 22:35
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    That's traditional Serbian meal.
    When I went out today to put garbage to street container, as soon I opened the door, I felt the smell og bean soup with smoked ribs in the corridor. My neighbours from below had this for lunch.

    When I threw the garbage, I went back to take a jacket (*and wash my hands), and I rushed to the old style restaurant, two tramway stations away from me, to order bean soup with smoked ribs.
    Sounds fantastic! Just the thing for a cold day. I can almost smell it from here! 🙂
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    21 Feb '16 00:35
    Was it anything like this?

    http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/croatianserbiansoups/r/Croatian-Bean-Soup-Stew-Recipe-Grah-I-Varivah.htm

    note: "Cranberry bean" is not what some of us might think.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry_bean

    Vegeta is mentioned but the link seems to be broken

    The ingredients of Vegeta include (according to the 2008 product packaging):

    salt max. 56%
    dehydrated vegetables 15.5% (carrot, parsnip, onions, celery, parsley leaves)
    flavour enhancers (MSG max. 15%, disodium inosinate)
    sugar
    spices
    cornstarch
    riboflavin (for yellow coloring)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegeta_%28food%29
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    21 Feb '16 01:59
    http://www.tasteofharmony.org.au/recipes/view/572#.VskZvk-DBOY
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    21 Feb '16 03:58
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    http://www.tasteofharmony.org.au/recipes/view/572#.VskZvk-DBOY
    Hm, this recipe also contains "vegeta".
    This is famous Croatian culinary additive, which isn't so popular in Serbia.
    International recipes for bean soup mention Vegeta because they /recipes/ are written by immigrants who forgot how it prepares.
    They found "vegeta" in Oriental food stores together with other Yugoslavian products such as:
    Yadro cookies
    Krash Bajadera pralines
    Shtark chockolade "Najlepše želje"
    Shtark chocko-bananas
    Pioinir bombones "Odžačar grla" and so on.

    So I found genuine native recipe.
    Bean should be white, not red like Mexican.
    This sort of beans is called "Tetovac" according Macedonian town Tetovo.

    Dried bean should be soaked in tap water over night.

    Next day drain it, and pu it into a pot. Add cold water, chopped onion, garlic, chopped carrot and parsley root, pepper corns, lauer leaves and smoked ribs.
    Measure is 500 grs beans, 300 grs ribs. 2 big onions, 5-6 cloves garlic, 1 big carrot 1 big parsley root. 10 black pepper corns.

    Depending on beans it should be cooked for 1,5-2,5 hours. On the half, add salt.

    Serbian beans soup is famous after browned flour.

    When bean is cooked, in a smaller pan add pork fat or oil and roast couple of spools of flour. Than add dried paprika and stir for 10-30 seconds. Add some liquid from the pot into pan, stir again to dissolve flour. And pour conten of the pan into the pot with beans.
    Sprinkle with parsley and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.



    Serbian custom is s aAfter U tiganj staviti mast ili ulje, zagrejati i dodati brašno. Kada brašno u zapršci porumeni, dodati pola kašičice aleve paprike, promešati, sipati u pasulj i ostaviti da se kuva na tihoj vatri još 5-6 minuta. Pri kraju kuvanja posoliti po ukusu i dodati malo sitno iseckanog peršunolog lišća.
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    21 Feb '16 08:17
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    That's traditional Serbian meal.
    When I went out today to put garbage to street container, as soon I opened the door, I felt the smell og bean soup with smoked ribs in the corridor. My neighbours from below had this for lunch.

    When I threw the garbage, I went back to take a jacket (*and wash my hands), and I rushed to the old style restaurant, two tramway stations away from me, to order bean soup with smoked ribs.
    When i went to put out the garbage earlier, i got the strong whiff of boiled cabbage coming from the neighbouring castle. It did not inspire me to rush out in search of Bok Choy.
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    22 Feb '16 18:50
    When serving, real bean-lovers in Serbia do as following.
    After they pour bean in a deep plate, they chop medium sized onion and put it on bean soup.

    Option-> roast bacon til crispy and put it together with finely chopepd onion over bean soup.

    Serbian plum brandy is good aperitif for bean soup with smoked ribs.

    I myself make beans without ribs.

    I cook beans as in that recipe but in express pot, to save the time.
    Afterwards I put honey in the bean and add browned flour and let it simmer for 5 minutes. So it's done.
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    22 Feb '16 19:53
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    When serving, real bean-lovers in Serbia do as following.
    After they pour bean in a deep plate, they chop medium sized onion and put it on bean soup.

    Option-> roast bacon til crispy and put it together with finely chopepd onion over bean soup.

    Serbian plum brandy is good aperitif for bean soup with smoked ribs.

    I myself make beans without rib ...[text shortened]... rds I put honey in the bean and add browned flour and let it simmer for 5 minutes. So it's done.
    That last bit in Serbian:

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    pan put lard or oil, warm and add flour. When the flour into a roux browned , add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper , stir , pour in the beans and leave to cook over low heat for 5-6 minutes. At the end of cooking, add salt to taste and add a little finely chopped leaves peršunolog ." Persunolog, to your own taste?
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    24 Feb '16 05:49
    Thanks again, we made this recipe today with substitutions where needed, mainly for the vegeta, and it made enough for 8 people. One addition was a healthy dose of Hungarian smoked paprika, enough to turn it red.

    One suggestion is to slice and fry the sausage to give it a little toughness.
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    24 Feb '16 07:021 edit
    In my predominantly Muslim city, I can remember when pork was only available from [1] certain Chinese restaurants but by no means all (many Muslims won't eat in a restaurant where the utensils might have come into contact with pork even when there are plenty of non-pork dishes on the menu ~ there are sometimes signs: 'no pork on the menu'😉; [2] one or two larger supermarkets, but from a rather unheralded counter in the farthest corner from the cash registers; or [3] specialist food stalls tucked away in certain parts of the city, for example a Batak place (run by Protestant Bataks from North Sumatera) that sold pork and dog and blood gravy.

    How times have changed. Nowadays, pork is relatively easy to obtain. There's a place called Porkaribs that's opened in one of the city's main drags that does a roaring trade. No need to be in predominantly Hindu Bali any more in order to have the option to revel in eating pork at every turn.
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    24 Feb '16 16:06
    My wife made this recipe (with variations) last night, enough for 8 servings, with Kielbasa and smoked ham hocks, white beans, fresh vegetables instead of Vegeta, and with a healthy amount of Hungarian paprika. Delicious.
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    24 Feb '16 23:29
    Originally posted by JS357
    My wife made this recipe (with variations) last night, enough for 8 servings, with Kielbasa and smoked ham hocks, white beans, fresh vegetables instead of Vegeta, and with a healthy amount of Hungarian paprika. Delicious.
    In fact you had made pretty much original bean soup.
    Firstly, no Vegeta, and then secondly by making browned flour with Hungarian paprika, which is "dried paprika" in my recipe.

    Under "fresh vegetables" I suppose you meant carrot, parsley root etc.
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