About Food – Mtsvadi Chashushuli

Barbecued meat is very popular in Georgia both as a family meal and also at feasts and celebrations. Pork is the most popular meat, followed by chicken. In this recipe we show how to prepare a delicious family meal made with barbecued pork, tomatoes and onions.

Mtsvadi Chashushuli - Copy

Ingredients (for marinade): 1.5 kilos of slightly fatty pork, 2 tbs of white wine vinegar, 2 tbs of tomato puree, 3-4 bay leaves, 1 tbs of black peppercorns, coarse salt, and 1 onion.

Other ingredients: 3 large juicy tomatoes, 2 large onions, dried coarse hot pepper (amount according to taste), 1 tsp of dried coriander, half tsp of dried blue fenugreek, 4 tbs of oil, and salt (amount according to taste).

Preparation (for marinade): Cut the meat and add to a bowl. Add 1 chopped onion, 2 tbs of white wine vinegar, 2 tbs of tomato puree, 3-4 bay leaves, 1 tbs of black peppercorns, and coarse salt. Stir. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight (for at least 4 hours).

Marinated pork for Mtsvadi Chashushuli

When ready to barbecue, remove the marinated pork from the refrigerator and thread the individual pieces onto skewers (Georgian: შამფური). Sprinkle the meat on all sides with coarse salt.

Pork Barbecue

Add 4 tbs of oil to a deep pot. Chop the onions and add to the pot. Remove the barbecued pork from the skewers and add to the pot.

Adding barbecued pork to onions for Mtsvadi Chashushuli

Stir the ingredients. Cook for 10 minutes on a medium to high temperature, stirring frequently.

Barbecued pork with onions

Chop the tomatoes and add to the pot. Stir and continue to cook for 7-10 minutes on a medium temperature.

Adding tomatoes to barbecued pork and onions

Add the dried coarse hot pepper (amount according to taste), 1 tsp of dried coriander, half tsp of dried blue fenugreek, and salt. Stir and remove from the heat after 1 minute.

Adding Spices and Herbs

Serving: Serve hot. We garnished ours with fresh green coriander (fresh green parsley can also be used).

Mtsvadi Chashushuli ready for serving - Copy

Enjoy your Mtsvadi Chashushuli!

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