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  1. Green Beans Paprikas – Hungarian Recipe

    July 23, 2014 by admin


    I was at my parents this weekend and while in garden I gathered lots of season’s goodies: green beans, peas, kohlrabies, potatoes and so on. A lot of green beans.

    Also from my father’s I got some dozens of free-range eggs, so I wanted to cook something to combine these two main ingredients.

    Rge recipe I invented is mainly a Hungarian recipe with the addition of the hard-boiled eggs to the stew somewhat Southeast Asian style.

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg fresh green beans (I used green butter-beans, also called wax-beans)2014-07-07-23.30.44a
    • 2 garlic bulbs pealed2014-07-07-23.52a
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 6-8 hard boiled eggs
    • 400 ml cream
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • a handful of parsley leaves
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and cut the ends of green bean pods.
    2. Chop the garlic and onion.2014-07-07-23.55.54a
    3. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the chopped garlic and onion. Fry them until translucent.2014-07-08-00.00a
    4. Add the green bean pods to the pan and add water until mostly covers the beans. add some salt. Cover wit h a lid and bring to boil. Cook at medium temperature until the bean pods are almost done.
    5. Add the hard boiled eggs and cream and cook 5 more minutes. 2014-07-08-00.25a
    6. Take out the beans from the pot and set aside, add the cornstarch to the liquid to boil until reduces to the desired thickness.2014-07-08-00.48a
    7. Return the beans to the pot, add the chopped parsley leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste.2014-07-08-00.34a
    8. Stirring gently cook for another 1-2 minutes.2014-07-08-00.54



  2. Baked Catfish with Pineapple and Mushrooms Recipe

    January 15, 2014 by admin



    • 1 whole smaller catfish – about 2 kgaIMG_8369
    • 1 pineapple
    • 250 g medium to small tomatoes
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 garlic loves
    • 500 g oyster mushrooms
    • 1/2 lemons juice
    • 2-3 green onion stalks
    • 2-3 tablespoons olive oile


    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and degut the fish.aIMG_8371
    2. Slice the fish into 2 cm slices. Remove the head and tail, preserve them for a fish head soup. The recipe will follow soon.aIMG_8373
    3. Slice the whole pineapple into 2 cm slices, leave its skin on. Cut every slice into quarters.aIMG_8375
    4. Put the fish and pineapple slices into a bowl. Sprinkle some olive oil and lemon juice over. Grind some salt, black pepper. I have also grind some very nice fish condiments, mostly herbs and dried vegetables. Stir them gently and leave them for 5-10 minutes.
    5. Lay the fish and pineapple slices into an oven tray, bake them for about 20 minutes at 180 C.aIMG_8378
    6. Chop the green onions and garlic.
    7. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.aIMG_8385
    8. Add the chopped garlic, green onions, quartered tomatoes and oyster mushrooms on top of the fish-pineapple tray.aIMG_8389
    9. Bake them for another 20-25 minutes until the mushrooms are roasted a bit and the tomatoes are well wilted.aIMG_8399
    10. Remove the tray from oven and serve while still hot.aIMG_8402

  3. Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in Kefir and Apricot Kernels Recipe

    January 11, 2014 by Varga László





    • chicken drumsticks
    • kefir
    • chicken drumsticks
    • apricot kernelsiIMG_8340

    • salt and pepper to taste
    • lemon juice
    • olive oil


    Preparation method:

    1. Grind coarsely the apricot kernels.iIMG_8342
    2. Add to a bowl the the chopped apricot kernels, keffir, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir them well.iIMG_8345
    3. Place the drumsticks in the bowl and cover them with the marinade.iIMG_8346
    4. Leave them marinate for 1-2 hours.iIMG_8349
    5. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the marinade, shaking the excess marinade.
    6. Grill them for about 35 minutes turning them from time to time.iIMG_8355
    7. Serve them with the remaining marinade poured over.iIMG_8358
    Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in Kefir and Apricot Kernels

    Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in Kefir and Apricot Kernels