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  1. Lamb and Artichoke Stew – Recipe

    July 18, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings)

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 kg lamb
    • 3 medium yellow onions
    • half a lemon
    • 1 head of garlic
    • 200 ml red wine
    • 100 ml tomato passata (thicker tomato juice)
    • 4 large artichokes
    • salt and black pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Cut the lamb into 2 cm cubes.
    4. In a large pot, add the fattier pieces of lamb and over low heat render them to fat.
    5. Add the chopped onions and garlic and saute about 5-7 minutes over medium heat, until the onions are soft and fragrant.
    6. Add the cubed lamb, the red wine, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil and cook over medium-low heat for about half an hour.
    7. Add the tomato paste, lemon juice and keep cooking for another 30 minutes.
    8. Clean the artichokes: Remove their outermost tough leaves.
    9. Using a sharp knife cut the top third part of the artichokes.
    10. Cut each artichoke into a quarters and using a paring knife carefully remove the choke of each piece.
    11. Once cut and cleaned place the pieces into a bowl with lemon juice and water or directly into the stew pot, so they do not oxidize.
    12. After added all the artichokes quarters cook the stew for another 20 minutes or so. Adjust salt and pepper to your liking.
    13. Serve ornating with some chopped green garlic and a lemon wedge.

  2. Mediterranean Roasted Artichoke with Feta Cheese – Recipe

    April 8, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 2 large globe artichokes
    • 1 lemon’s juice
    • 1 tablesoonextra virgin olive oil
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
    • 100 g feta cheese
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Cube the feta cheese into small cubes..
    2. Cut off the stalk of the artichokes, then cut them lengthwise, using a sharp knife artichoke, in half .
    3. Using a small and sharp paring knife, remove their choke – the hairy inside part.
    4. Have prepared the lemon at hand, so after finishing cleaning each artichoke , to squeeze plenty of lemon juice over their cuts quickly, not to oxidize.
    5. In an ovenproof dish , place the artichokes halves cut side up, season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Place a clove of garlic in the hollowed middle of every artichoke half  and 2-3 cubes of feta cheese. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over them.
    6. Preheat the oven to 200 C and roast the artichokes in there for 30-40 minutes.