CROATIA - Gastronomy - Homemade olive oil - Northern Dalmatia
in Northern Dalmatia
Croatia - Dalmatia - Northern Dalmatia
In the region of Zadar there are many hundred thousands of olive trees (the island of Ugljan accounting for some 200,000) from which home made olive oil of exceptional quality and aroma is produced. Olive grove tending is a tradition in this region that goes back over 2000 years and evidence of this fact can be found in the remains of processing equipment in Muline on the island of Ugljan. Olive oil is primarily used as seasoning for fish dishes and cooked vegetables "na leso".