Traditional Dressed Herring / Tradicinė silkė pataluose

As with most Lithuanians, dressed herring is a very common dish not only on Easter, but also on other major holidays. It’s almost a tradition. This dish looks always very nice on the table, and it can be both – a side dish and salad. Dressed herring can be served not only in this way as…

Delicious Easter Dishes / Gardūs Velykų patiekalai

We all start to prepare for Easter little by little, we think about the activities we will do with our relatives or friends, what we will serve on Easter table and how we will surprise the guests. In Lithuania, on Easter table, the most common dishes are roasted chicken or duck, meatlof “a.k.a. false rabbit“…

Quick Salad with Sprats / Greitos salotos su šprotais

In America, sprats aren’t the most popular fish, but it’s very well known in Lithuania. This fish is a small delicacy that you want to taste from time to time (at least it’s like that for Lithuanians :)). I usually make sprat sandwiches, but sprats also taste great with lettuce and vegetables, therefore, quick and…

Zucchini and Cheese Pancakes / Cukinijos ir sūrio blyneliai

When “Užgavėnės“ (a traditional Lithuanian festival) is next week, somehow I just naturally want pancakes… The thing with pancakes is that during “Užgavėnės“ everyone in Lithuania makes all kind of pancakes, it’s a very traditional meal on that day. Plain pancakes are very boring, I bet everybody had more than enough during childhood, but zucchini…

Christmas Eve Dishes / Patiekalai Kūčių stalui

My favorite evening of the year Kūčios (Christmas Eve) is almost here. In Lithuania, Kūčios is a very special evening for every family and, of course, in every home it is spend slightly differently, with its own traditions. Christmas Eve table has one of the most important role during the Christmas Eve. Some essential things…