April 28, 2021
This tangy and delicious red pepper sauce recipe was created by Alida, our head chef and co-founder. Our red pepper sauce is inspired by the flavors of the Balkans and contains olive oil, onion, garlic, and of course, red peppers! These ingredients combine to create a flavorful sauce that is a perfect topping for your Burek (flaky phyllo swirl stuffed with savory fillings)!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 cup water
Optional: 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth instead of water
salt & pepper to taste
In a sauté pan add oil, chopped onion, peppers, and garlic and cook over moderate heat until vegetables start to soften. Add water and continue to cook till everything is very soft. Purée the content with a hand held mixer or food processor. Strain the sauce and add back to the pan. If it’s too thin, cook it further and if it’s too thick, add more water and cook to the desired consistency. Optional: use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.
Tag us on Instagram @balkanbitesnyc and let us know what you think! Our red pepper sauce pairs perfectly with our savory Burek and is the perfect addition to spice up any meal. Head on over to our Shop to order some Burek for the perfect flavor combination.
Balkan Bites is a female and family owned business that specializes in wholesome Southeast European comfort foods such as Burek, a flaky stuffed phyllo swirl. With our dedication to premium ingredients and authentic recipes, we aim to make our cuisine accessible to all.
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May 04, 2021
Until COVID, we were selling our all natural baked burek at outdoor pop-ups in NYC and NJ. In the beginning of the lockdown last March, you asked us how you could still get our burek, so we quickly pivoted to selling them frozen and ready to bake for you to enjoy at home. We drove around NJ and NY delivering burek ourselves!