Zalatin was a homemade food made by the housewives from the pig’s head, ears, tongue, eyes and jaws!
Zaladina is a gelatine and pork dish that although it may not sound particularly appetising, is actually a great delicacy that is scented with citrus juice and fresh Cypriot rosemary!
Small pieces of pork are boiled in salted water, deboned and boiled again in the juices that have been blended with citrus fruit and vinegar, with rosemary added. The mixture is then left to cool and set. Zaladina is eaten cold as a starter or as part of a meze meal.
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