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  1. Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus

    June 19, 2016 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 3 whole, long garfishesa2016-06-10-22.38
    • 2-3 lemons
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 bunches of green asparagus
    • 50 g butter

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and clean the garfish.a2016-06-10-22.37.47
    2. Cut them into shorter pieces in order to fit into the oven-tray. My fishes were around 3/4 meter long.
    3. Place the garfish pieces into the tray, squeeze the juice of a lemon over them and grind some pepper and salt onto them.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus 3
    4. Slice the second lemon on the top and lay the slices on top of the fish tray.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus 4
    5. Place the tray in the oven and bake at 150 C it about 1-1 1/2 hour until the fishes’ skins are golden brown.
    6. Meanwhile clean and trim the asparagus.a2016-06-10-23.14
    7. Place them in an ovenproof dish, add ontop some butter slices and salt and pepper to taste.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus
    8. Add the asparagus dish into the oven and bake until the fish is ready.a2016-06-11-00.22

  2. Stuffed Mushrooms with Gorgonzola and Mozzarella

    June 14, 2016 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg bigger portobello/champignon mushrooms
    • 200 g cherry tomatoes
    • 100 ml tomato paste (passata)
    • 100 g mozzarella cheese
    • 100 g gorgonzola cheese
    • 1 red hot chili pepper
    • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and clean the mushrooms, removing their stems.
    2. Chop the mushroom stems and the chili peppers.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chopped mushrooms and chilies.a2016-06-11-17.51.36
    4. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and passata, keep frying and stirring until thickens.a2016-06-11-17.58
    5. Add half of the grated mozzarella and keep stirring for a few seconds until it’s melted and fully incorporated into the sauce.
    6. Place the mushrooms in a tray top side down and scoop on each of them some sauce.a2016-06-11-18.05
    7. Add to each mushroom some gorgonzola cubes a2016-06-11-18.08and top with grated mozzarella.a2016-06-11-18.11
    8. Place the tray with mushroom in the oven and bake at 150 C for about 10-15 minutes until the cheeses have melted.a2016-06-11-18.26
    9. Serve while still hot and melting 😉

  3. Pheasant Stewed in Apple Cider, Mushrooms and Pork Sausages with Zucchini Mashed Potatoes

    June 13, 2016 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

    • 2 tbsp flour
    • 1 whole pheasanta2016-05-14-22.30
    • a pair smoked pork sausages
    • 2 onions
    • 600 ml apple cidera2016-05-14-23.23
    • 2-3 tablespoons pork lard
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 red hot chili pepper
    • 1 garlic head
    • 4 celery stick slices
    • 50 ml double cream
    • a few branches of thymea2016-05-14-23.16.38

    for the Mashed potatoes

    • 1 kg large potatoes
    • 100 g butter
    • 2 zucchinisa2016-05-15-01.03

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Cut the sausages into thick slices.a2016-05-14-22.27
    2. Chop the onions and the chili pepper.a2016-05-14-22.24.45
    3. Chop the celery stalks.a2016-05-14-23.03
    4. Melt the lard in a frying pan and brown the pheasant on all sides together with the sliced sausages and the whole garlic cloves.a2016-05-14-22.37a2016-05-14-22.59
    5. Place some lard from he pheasant frying into a large pot and fry the chopped onions, chili pepper and bay leaves until fragrant.a2016-05-14-22.51
    6. Add the pheasant and the celery, the thyme branches, the apple cider and fill the rest of the pot with water, season with salt and freshly ground pepper.a2016-05-14-23.10
    7. Bring to boil, and cook over medium heat for about 2 hours until the pheasant is soft.
    8. About one hour into the cooking add the halved mushrooms.a2016-05-14-23.16
    9. When the meat is fork tender, remove it from the cooking pot and leave it to rest about 15 minutes before cut it into pieces.a2016-05-15-00.37
    10. Meanwhile add the flour diluted into a bit of water, the double cream, stir it well and cook about 30 minutes to thick up cooking juices into a gravy.
    11. Meanwhile boil the potatoes in their skins until fork tender.
    12. Peel their skins and mash them, add the butter.a2016-05-15-00.53.43
    13. Wash the zucchinis, grate them a2016-05-15-01.04 and slowly integrate them into the mashed potatoesa2016-05-15-01.07