Sunday, August 4, 2019

Bijug – Bulgur Patties in Tomato Sauce - a recipe from Sonia Tashjian

Sonia Tashjian
Sonia Tashjian, Armenian food expert and enthusiast, is a never-ending source of interesting, delicious, and easy-to-prepare recipes from numerous Armenian regions.
Here is one such dish which Sonia was kind enough to share.
Sonia Tashjian's Bijug recipe - Bulgur Patties in Tomato Sauce

Bijug – Bulgur Patties in Tomato Sauce - a dish from the Sasun region

Ingredients for bulgur patties:
1 cup fine bulgur (#1)
1/2 cup flour
Measure the following to suit your taste: garlic (mashed or powder), red and black pepper, dry basil, dried thyme, and salt

Ingredients for the sauce:
3 medium onions, chopped
2 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
Salt to taste

Directions:
Combine the flour, bulgur, and seasonings to taste; knead with just enough water for the ingredients to hold together well. Pinch-off pieces and roll into balls the size of walnuts. 

Flatten the balls and cook them in gently boiling salted water. Remove from water and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Place patties in a serving bowl; cover to keep them warm.

Fry the chopped onions in the oil; add the tomato paste that's been diluted with enough water to create a sauce; add salt to taste. Bring to a boil and pour over the flattened balls; serve.


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