We were on a trip to Bulgaria in 2007 and I noted the use of certain spices, predominantly mountain grown savory, in most of the dishes we were served. I tried adding these to peppers and came up with a pretty good sauce. My lovely wife Mariana, who hails from that region, said that adding tomatoes would bring out the taste I was looking for. Before I could even attempt to put a case together about how the sauce was good as is, she had added her magic touches and came up with this recipe.
Mariana’s mom, Yovka, has a trademark recipe that blends tomatoes, cumin and hand rubbed savory which adds just the perfect amount of pizzazz to any of the amazing dishes she creates. This is another unique sauce that goes great with pretty much everything. The label features the Bulgarian national colors and coat of arms.