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January, 2014

  1. Baked Catfish with Pineapple and Mushrooms Recipe

    January 15, 2014 by Varga László



    • 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

  2. 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





  3. Roasted Mashed Potatoes Layered Cake Recipe

    January 5, 2014 by Varga László



    • 2 kg potatoes
    • 250 ml heavy cream
    • 100 g butter
    • cca 500 ml milk
    • salt, black pepper, nutmeg to taste
    • 6 egg yolks
    • 400 g chopped spinach (even frozen one)
    • cca 4-6 tablespoons salted red pepper paste
    • 8 cherry tomatoes for decoration

    Preparation Method

    1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly, leave their skins.
    2. Fill a pot with water, add the potatoes, bring it to boil and cook them about 45 minutes on medium heat.aIMG_7953
    3. Peel the potatoes while still hot.aIMG_7957
    4. Add the heavy cream, butter, salt, freshly ground pepper and nutmeg to taste. Using a potato masher, mash and stir the potatoes with the other ingredients. Add some milk until you reach a creamy consistency.aIMG_7961
    5. Separate the mashed potatoes into 3 bowls for each of the three flavors/colors: regular/yellow, spinach/green and red pepper/reddish orange. The part for the spinach should be smaller then the other ones because the spinach we’ll add will take some volume.
    6. In the Regular: add 2 egg yolks, salt, black pepper and nutmeg to taste and stir them well with the masher.aIMG_7964
    7. In an ovenproof glass dish spread evenly a layer of these mashed potatoes aIMG_7966
    8. Preheat the oven at 180 C and bake it for 20 minutes until its top it is a bit golden brown.aIMG_7972
    9. Meanwhile prepare the green – spinach layer:
    10. Add the spinach, 2 egg yolks and salt and pepper to taste. Using a stick blender, mix them all together.aIMG_7968
    11. Spread carefully this green mashed potatoes in a layer of  on top of the yellow one. Bake it in the oven for another 20 minutes.aIMG_7974
    12. Now it’s time for the red layer: Mix the remaining mashed potatoes with 2 egg yolks and 3-4 salted red pepper paste.aIMG_7975
    13. Stir them all together, then spread it as the final layer in the baking dish.aIMG_7979
    14. In order to give it more festive look, ornate it with some halved cherry/plum tomatoes.aIMG_7978
    15. Bake it for another final 20 minutes.aIMG_7981
    16. Bring ot of the oven and let it cool down before serving.aIMG_7984