One of the interesting things about Peka is that you can make with any kind of meat you like, also in restaurants you normally have option to choose between several kinds of meet. Veal, chicken, lamb or octopus are placed with vegetables inside a dish with a heavy metal lid. The dish is then cooked in an open fireplace by the hot coals and embers which are placed over the lid. The dish is left to cook slowly in its own juices until the meat is tender.
Dishes under the iron bell are some of the top gastronomic offers in the Dalmatian cuisine. The food is basicly easy to prepare, but it taskes a lot of experimenting to get the right mix of ingredients …
Peka is considered a top gastronomic treat of the Dalmatian cuisine
Peka is one the menu in more or less all traditional Dalmatian restaurant, so this is for sure something you can try during a vacation here in Croatia, be aware that Peka has to be ordered up front as it takes more than an hour and a half to two hours to prepare, if everything is set-up in advance.
That juicy taste and aromatic smell of the meat will leave you speechless. Homemade traditional ‘peka’ with a glass of quality wine is an ideal chance for gathering and music.