Pašticada is a specialty that Dalmatians are particularly proud of. Some say that pashticada originally comes from Italy, and that it was brought to Dalmatia by the Republic of Venice. However, this dish has became so popular over the centuries that it is a Dalmatian traditional dish as well. There are many versions of pašticada and every family has their “best recipe”. But what all recipes have in common is that none of the sweet-sour-salty flavors should predominate in the pašticada.
If you love the taste of pašticada, but you don’t eat meat, students from Split have created a ready-made vegan pašticada – A’la pašticada. The taste of this vegan version is reminiscent of a traditional Dalmatian dish and can be used to prepare various dishes. Although pašticada is traditionally served with gnocchi, we bring you a recipe that will show you that pašticada sauce can also go well in quick and tasty finger food snacks.
Pašticada belongs to meat dishes that are made using the technique of long, slow cooking with various spices and ingredients such as a large amount of onions and root vegetables, which is why these dishes have extremely strong flavors and aromas.
Everyone will like this recipe, and you only need three ingredients for it: pastry sheets, frying oil (unflavored coconut oil or sunflower oil) and A’la pašticada sauce.
On the work surface (table), lay the pastry sheets and cut them into strips 10 cm wide and 25 cm long. Apply one large spoon of sauce to each strip, a few cm away from the edge.
Fold the pastry from the right to the left in the shape of a triangle. When you’re done, gently push the top edge of the pastry into the triangular pad so that it doesn’t burn when frying. Heat the oil to 180°C and fry the triangles until they take on a golden-brown color. Take them out on kitchen paper to absorb excess fat and they are ready to serve.
Triangles can be prepared in the oven in the same way. Place the triangles on baking paper, coat with oil and, if desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake in the oven, heated to 190°C, for 15-20 minutes.
Spice up your summer gatherings with crunchy vegan triangles filled with A’la pašticada sauce. Good appetite!
We would like to remind you that A’la pašticada was created within the project Green student companies – sustainable thinking and action in cooperation with three high schools: Art and Technical School Split, School of Graphic Design and Sustainable Construction Split and Secondary School Braća Radić, Kaštel Štafilić