Albanian Cuisine and Recipes

Albanian cuisine is characterised by the use of various Mediterranean herbs such as oregano, black pepper, mint, basil, rosemary and more in cooking meat and fish. Olive oil and butter is also a main ingredient in different dishes. --- In Albania, meat (lamb, cow, rabbit and chicken) is used heavily in various dishes in most of the country. Seafood specialties are also common in the coastal areas such as Durrës, Vlorë, Shkoder, Lezhe and Sarandë. --- Vegetables are used in almost every dish.

Albanian Cuisine

Albanian cuisine is meat-oriented. Traditional dishes, which usually are reserved for guests and special occasions such as weddings, are easier to find among Albanians living abroad.

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Jani me Fasul – Bean Jahni Soup

Jani me Fasul (Bean Jahni Soup) is a traditional Albanian recipe for a white bean soup in a tomato and onion sauce.

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Supë Borsh me Patate e Lakër – Albanian Potato and Cabbage Soup

Supë borsh me patate e lakër is a variety of potato and cabbage soup which represents a very popular Albanese dish. In Tirane, it is traditionally prepared with meat stock, cabbage, potatoes, beetroot, onion, carrots and tomato sauce.

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