Recipes from Baranja's cuisine

Fiš paprikaš (a traditional spicy fish stew)  – a specialty of Slavonian and Baranja cuisine prepared with at least two fish species and served with homemade, wide noodles. During the meal, guests first help themselves with noodles onto which they add the stew.


1kg fish (catfish and carp)

1.3 l water

2dl white wine

500 g onion

2-3 chopped garlic cloves

3 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoon sweet red paprika powder

1-2 small dried  hot pepper pods (chili)

salt, pepper grains



Clean, wash and slice the fish. In a pot, fry the finely chopped onions until they turn golden brown. Add chopped garlic, sweet paprika, crushed chili and pepper grains and pour water over it. Let it boil for about ten minutes. Add slices of fish, white wine and simmer for forty minutes without stirring, shaking occasionally. In a separate pot, cook wide noodles.

One of the most favourite specialties of Baranja cuisine. Surprising in all the nuances of taste and smell. Perkelt is served with homemade pasta and cottage cheese, which will thrill your palate. 


1 kg catfish

200 g onion

2 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon of sweet red paprika powder

1 tablespoon of hot red paprika powder

100 g bacon

1 hot pepper

2 tablespoons oil.


For side dish:

250 pasta

200 g cottage cheese

50-100 ml cooking cream

2 tablespoons Vegeta

20 g butter.



Clean, wash and slice the fish. Chop the onions, cut the bacon into cubes. Fry the bacon in the heated oil and remove it from the pot. Sauté the onions in the remaining oil briefly and remove the pot from the cooker. Add sweet and hot red paprika powder, pour with 100 ml water and return the pot onto the cooker. Place the fish onto the onions and pour with hot water to cover the fish. Then add hot pepper, chopped garlic and cook over light heat for 25-30 minutes. Boil the pasta in salt water and drain it. Melt the butter in a larger saucepan, add cream and dried pasta. Stir well and boil shortly. Dry the cottage cheese well, mix it into the hot pasta and sprinkle with fried bacon cubes.