Romanian Mici (Grilled Minced Meat Rolls)

Romanian Mici (Grilled Minced Meat Rolls)
Category: Main Dish

Description: Mici, a popular Romanian dish, is a type of grilled minced meat roll, bursting with flavors and enjoyed across Romania. Often referred to as "țuicăț" or "mititei," these small, savory rolls are a staple at barbecues and gatherings. Served with mustard and fresh bread, Mici are a symbol of Romanian culinary ingenuity.


Preparation Mode:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and ground pork. Add minced garlic, ground black pepper, sweet paprika, dried thyme, cumin, coriander, and salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly to evenly distribute the spices.

Gradually pour in sparkling water, continuing to mix the meat until it becomes a smooth and homogenous mixture. With wet hands, take portions of the meat mixture and shape them into small cylindrical rolls, about the size of a finger. Preheat the grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.

Brush the Mici with vegetable oil to prevent sticking to the grill. Grill the Mici for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until they are evenly browned and cooked through. Serve the Mici hot off the grill, accompanied by fresh bread and mustard.

This Romanian classic offers a delightful blend of spices and textures, making it a beloved treat for gatherings or a casual family meal. Enjoy the Mici with friends and family for an authentic Romanian dining experience.