Georgian Adjika/Adgika Sauce
- Jim Leff Dec 18, 2009 07:50 AM
Picked up a fascinating looking jar of Georgian "Adjika" or "Adgika" sauce. Contains: plum puree, sugar, garlic, salt, and spices
Googling doesn't offer much. Anyone know about this stuff?
It's a classic Gerogian hot condiment. I have two bottles of the homemade stuff in the fridge now. I use it as I would horseradish, on cold meats etc. There is a good book out on Georgian food but I do not recall if it mentions adjika...now you can graduate to Kharcho and other Georgian delights.
If you spell it "ajika" and google ajika + georgian , you get myriad hits:
Plenty of delicious uses, apparently. Here's one blogger:
"It’s a "salsa" of coriander seed, fenugreek, cilantro, basil, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeño, red wine vinegar, and salt. "
Sounds good ...
in my family, with always used it on shishkebabs (grilled meats in general) and dad had been known to throw some in his chicken soup.