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  1. Welsh Cawl – Mutton and Vegetables Soup Recipe

    February 16, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients Serves: 4

    • 1.5 kg lamb neck and shoulder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 5 medium potatoes
    • 3 medium carrots
    • 1 large parsnip
    • 1/2 swede otherwise called rutabaga – I could not find it, so I had to skip it even though it’s one of the main ingredients 😉
    • 1 leek
    • a quarter of a large celery root or a whole small one
    • 3 small kohlrabi

    Preparation method:

     

    1. Heat the water in a large cooking pot, add the lamb pieces, season with salt and black peppercorns. Simmer for an hour, until the meat is tender.
    2. Meanwhile prepare the vegetables:
    3. Peel the potatoes and cut into large cubes.
    4. Peel the parsnip and cut into large cubes.
    5. Peel the kohlrabi and cut into large cubes.
    6. Peel the celery root and cut into large cubes.
    7. Clean the carrots and cut into large cubes.
    8. When meat is cooked, take it out of the pot and cut it into pieces the same size as the vegetables.
    9. Add all root vegetables, cubed mutton and leave them to simmer for 45 minutes.
    10. Slice the leek into 1 cm slices, both the green and white parts.
    11. Add the sliced leeks to the soup pot, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and cook it for 15 minutes.
    12. Serve hot.

  2. Stuffed Goose Neck – Hungarian Jewish Recipe

    February 12, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings)

    • 1 goose neck’s skin
    • 1 goose liver
    • 1 onion
    • 1 egg
    • 1 hard-boiled egg
    • a few parsley leaves
    • 1 slice of bread
    • 50 ml milk
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • paprika to taste
    • marjoram to taste
    • 1 tablespoon goose fat

     

    Preparation method

    1. Let the bread slice soak in milk.
    2. Debone and clean thoroughly the neck.
    3. Heat the goose fat in a frying pan and fry the liver, adding a bit of water from time to time.
    4.  Puree the goose liver or chop it. I preferred to chop it a bit coarse to have interesting texture.
    5.  Chop the onion, green garlic, hard-boiled egg and parsley leaves.
    6.  Return the chopped liver to the pan, add the chopped onion and garlic, spice with marjoram, paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
    7.  Add a bit of water and saute it over low heat for about 10 minutes.
    8. When the juices in the pan have evaporated, pour the pan’s content to a bowl, add the chopped hard-boiled egg, the chopped parsley leaves, the bread squeezed out of milk. Add the fresh raw egg and mix thoroughly.
    9. Sew the smaller end of the goose neck skin and fill it with the mix, with the help of a spoon.
    10. Saw carefully the other end of the neck and place it in an oven resistant tray.
    11. Spoon a teaspoon of goose fat over, and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
    12. Heat the oven to 200 Celsius, add the goose neck and roast until crunchy and golden brown, turning once and ladle some fat on top.

  3. Ajiaco Recipe – Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup

    February 9, 2018 by Varga László

           

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 2 boneless breasts, around 600 g

    • 1 large onion
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 2 kg medium potatoes
    • 2 ears fresh corn
    • 1 bunch coriander leafs
    • 1 bunch green onions
    • 2 tablespoons dried guascas, optional, i couldn’t find it
    • 2 avocadoes
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons drained capers
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion roughly.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2 cm cubes.
    4. Cut the corn ears crosswise into 3-4 pieces each.
    5. Pit and slice thinly the avocados.
    6. Cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces.

    7. Place the chicken in a large soup pot, top with the diced potatoes, onion, garlic, green onions, half of the coriander leafs and corn.

    8. Pour enough water to cover them all, season to taste with salt freshly ground black pepper and raise the heat to high.
    9. When the soup starts to boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
    10. Set aside the chicken to a plate and let it cool enough to handle. If you had skins and bones on the breasts, discard them.
    11. Tear the chicken breasts into smaller strips.

    12. Remove the green onions and coriander leaves from the broth and discard.
    13. Place the shredded chicken on the bottoms of large soup dishes, ladle over the rich soup with potatoes and a piece of corn.

    14. Top it with two spoonfuls of sour cream, some chopped coriander leafs, capers and avocado slices.