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Discover the Danube in Five Recipes


One of the absolute joys of exploring new countries, cities and cultures is experiencing the local delicacies and famed culinary creations of the region. Delicious dishes using time-honoured techniques and indigenous flavours give almost as good an insight into the traditions and customs of local life as a museum – all whilst pleasing and surprising the palate.

Eating has always been a celebrated and social occasion, and is an indulgence we all enjoy on our trips around the globe. At Emerald Waterways, we understand the importance of dining and fine food and go to great lengths to ensure that our guests have delightful, delicious meals to energise them through every day. Our skilled kitchen team replicate the flavours and techniques of the regions we cruise through, giving our guests a taste of local life. So whether on-board or on-shore, Emerald Waterways guests can enjoy the very best local delicacies and dishes.

After cruising the rivers of Europe for many years, we’ve found some truly wonderful delicacies on the banks of the waters, and want to share these with you, regardless of whether you’re currently on our fleet, or just on our website. So, we are compiling a series of recipes from our favourite European destinations, sorted by the rivers on which they can be found. Here we discover the Danube in five delightful recipes.   

Ingredients

2tbsp butter
2 large onions, diced
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
900g/32oz braising steak
1/8tsp caraway seed
1/4tsp dried marjoram
1 clove garlic, minced
5tbsp paprika
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
500ml water

PLJESKAVICA IN BELGRADE

Authentic Serbian street food, the best pljeskavica can be found served from Belgrade’s fast food kiosks. A Serbian burger, real pljeskavica is a spiced patty made of a mixture of ground pork, beef and/or lamb. It can be served in a flatbread bun or (as traditionalists would prefer) on a plate with onions, milk cream, relish and a spicy cheese salad.

pljeskavica street food belgrade

Pljeskavica is far from the most sophisticated culinary treat to be found on the Danube, but it is real old-fashioned rural cooking which has been delighting Serbians for generations. Found throughout Belgrade, a pljeskavica is best enjoyed from one of the many fast food kiosks after exploring the city on foot.

Or if you can’t wait, follow this recipe here.

Serves: 4. Prep Time: Overnight. Cook Time: 30 Mins.

 

PLJESKAVICA IN BELGRADE

Authentic Serbian street food, the best pljeskavica can be found served from Belgrade’s fast food kiosks. A Serbian burger, real pljeskavica is a spiced patty made of a mixture of ground pork, beef and/or lamb. It can be served in a flatbread bun or (as traditionalists would prefer) on a plate with onions, milk cream, relish and a spicy cheese salad.

pljeskavica street food belgrade

Pljeskavica is far from the most sophisticated culinary treat to be found on the Danube, but it is real old-fashioned rural cooking which has been delighting Serbians for generations. Found throughout Belgrade, a pljeskavica is best enjoyed from one of the many fast food kiosks after exploring the city on foot.

Or if you can’t wait, follow this recipe here.

Serves: 4. Prep Time: Overnight. Cook Time: 30 Mins.

 

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PLJESKAVICA IN BELGRADE

Authentic Serbian street food, the best pljeskavica can be found served from Belgrade’s fast food kiosks. A Serbian burger, real pljeskavica is a spiced patty made of a mixture of ground pork, beef and/or lamb. It can be served in a flatbread bun or (as traditionalists would prefer) on a plate with onions, milk cream, relish and a spicy cheese salad.

pljeskavica street food belgrade

Pljeskavica is far from the most sophisticated culinary treat to be found on the Danube, but it is real old-fashioned rural cooking which has been delighting Serbians for generations. Found throughout Belgrade, a pljeskavica is best enjoyed from one of the many fast food kiosks after exploring the city on foot.

Or if you can’t wait, follow this recipe here.

Serves: 4. Prep Time: Overnight. Cook Time: 30 Mins.

 

Four Itineraries, zero flights
On a selection of cruises, we offer rail travel via Eurostar, at no extra charge. A great alternative to flying. Or, for just a little extra, travel in style with Standard Premium. You’ll enjoy extra leg room, complimentary refreshments and Wi-FI. Either way, our no-fly option offers a quick and easy way to get to your ship's docking location. No-fly option is available on the following itineraries.

PLJESKAVICA IN BELGRADE

Authentic Serbian street food, the best pljeskavica can be found served from Belgrade’s fast food kiosks. A Serbian burger, real pljeskavica is a spiced patty made of a mixture of ground pork, beef and/or lamb. It can be served in a flatbread bun or (as traditionalists would prefer) on a plate with onions, milk cream, relish and a spicy cheese salad.

pljeskavica street food belgrade

Pljeskavica is far from the most sophisticated culinary treat to be found on the Danube, but it is real old-fashioned rural cooking which has been delighting Serbians for generations. Found throughout Belgrade, a pljeskavica is best enjoyed from one of the many fast food kiosks after exploring the city on foot.

Or if you can’t wait, follow this recipe here.

Serves: 4. Prep Time: Overnight. Cook Time: 30 Mins.