Recipe: Dracula's Tochitura (from John Baleanu of Restaurant Transylvania)

Dracula's favorite eatery serves up all sorts of spooktacular cuisine in downtown Hollywood.

Today, Restaurant Transylvania's owner, John Baleanu, shares a recipe for Dracula's Tochitura -- a pork stew. Tochitura is a traditional Romanian dish -- each region of the country has its own version. Surely Dracula's favorite would be the one with a nod to his ol' stomping ground, Transylvania.

Dracula's Tochitura Recipe:

Serves 4 to 6 people

2 lbs boneless pork butt
1/2 lb smoked sausages

1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

6 cloves of garlic, minced

Salt &

black pepper

5 tbsp of vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

  1. Dice the pork butt and smoked sausage into 1 inch pieces
  2. Dice smoked sausage into 1/2 inc pieces
  3. Add vegetable oil and 1/2 cup of water into a large skillet
  4. Heat over medium temperature until oil is hot
  5. Add the pork, allowing meat to cook for approximately 1 hour
  6. Add all the vegetables and continue to cook, stirring occasionally
  7. Season with salt and black pepper

Baleanu suggests serving Dracula's Tochitura with polenta topped with a sunny-side up egg.


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