When I first visited Slovenia the Detela family took me out to a restaurant one day for lunch. This was the dish I ordered and I love it! It’s fresh, tasty and as I found when I tried to make it recently, not actually that difficult.
Check out my recipe below…
1 trout per person gutted, cleaned and patted dry
4 slices of proscuitto ham per fish
1 clove of garlic per fish, crushed
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley per fish
250ml white wine
Generously butter a roasting dish large enough to fit the fish laying flat
Place the garlic and parsley into the fish
Wrap the prosciutto ham around each fish to seal it, season with salt and pepper
Place fish into roasting tin
Pour wine over fish
Place in oven on 180°C and roast for 30 minutes
Remove the fish from the oven and keep warm
Simmer the juices until slightly thickened
Serve the fish with the sauce poured over it and a generous wedge of lemon
Try something different this summer and stay in any of the 200 tourist farms spread across the Slovenian countryside. Staying at a tourist farm gives travellers a real insight into the customs and traditions of Slovenian life, plus a chance to get closer to the country’s nature and landscapes.
Tourist farms are genuine working farms that welcome help from their guests – including children. Some jobs which guests can get involved in include fruit picking, egg collecting, mushroom picking, grape harvesting and animal feeding. As well as traditional bed and breakfast accommodation, evening meals are also available. These are usually traditional homemade Slovene dishes that are produced from fresh organic ingredients, grown on the farm’s land.
Being based in the Slovenian countryside offers the perfect opportunity for holidaymakers to make the most of Slovenia’s outdoor activities including hiking in the Julian Alps, rowing on Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, white-water rafting and kayaking on the Soča River, or horse riding and mountain biking in the Triglav National Park. With over 7,000km of marked mountain trails in Slovenia which vary in difficulty and length, there are also options for everyone from gentle walkers to serious hikers.
With a wide and varied mix of tourist farms, visitors will find something to suit all tastes and needs. The Hlebec tourist farm in the hamlet of Kog, in northeastern Slovenia close to the Croatian border, is the perfect base for travellers wanting to explore the eastern wine routes. The farm is owned by the Hlebec family, who cultivate 20,000 vintage vines to produce Renski, Laski Rizling, Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. There are seven bedrooms and guests are served traditional meals specially selected to complement the different wines.
Travellers in search of an active break in Slovenia’s mountains and national parks might like the Pr’Gorjup Farm near Lake Bohinj. The farm is located on a wooded mountain plateau and boasts panoramic views across the valley. The farm has four guest bedrooms and offers home grown produce including traditional Bohinj meats and cheeses. The Pr’Gorjup Farm is within easy reach of excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, horse riding and canoeing on Lake Bohinj.