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  1. Poached Herring Fillets with Tomatoes and Green Garlic – Recipe

    June 25, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 300 g herring fillets
    • 1 ripe large tomato
    • 50m ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 green garlic
    • 1 red chilli pepper
    • salt and freshly ground pepper

    Preparation method:

    1. Sprinkle the herring fillets with salt an freshly ground pepper.
    2. Cut the tomato in thin wedges.
    3. Slice the green garlic.
    4. Pour the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed frying pan and add about an even amount of water.
    5. Heat the pan to boiling temperature and add the herring fillets, tomato wedges, green garlic and chilli peppers.
    6. Poach carefully the fillets over low heat flipping once for about 1 minute each side.
    7. Repeat these in batches, not to overcrowd the skillet.
    8. From time to time replenish the water that gets evaporated in the process.
    9. Leave the tomato slices a bit more to poach and release their juices.
    10. Serve the fillets together with green garlic and tomatoes, drizzled with the tomato-olive oil juices from the pan.

  2. Sturgeon Braised in Butter, Moldovan Winebrandy and Kumquat with Broccolini Sauteed in Butter with Garlic Recipe

    June 16, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg sturgeon cutlets
    • 750 g broccolini
    • 150-200 g butter
    • 1 head of garlic
    • 200 g kumquats
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation method:

    1. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper the sturgeon cutlets.
    2. Slice the kumquats into half centimetre thick slices.
    3. Melt 50 g butter in a large frying pan and gently fry the fish slices on both sides for about 2 minutes.
    4. Add the sliced kumquats, 50 g more butter, about 50 more water, cover with a lid and simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
    5. Wash the broccolini and trim their ends.
    6. Chop coarsely the garlic.
    7. Melt 50 g butter in another large skillet.
    8. Add the broccolini, 100 ml water and salt to taste.
    9. Cover with a lid and steam like this over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes until the broccolini turn dark wild green but still crunchy.
    10. Remove the lid, add the chopped garlic and remaining butter and sautee them for another minute.
    11. Serve the sturgeon cutlets with the broccolini topped with loads of the sauteed garlic and buttery kumquats.

  3. Dalmatian Grilled Sardines with Parsley Lemon Garlic Sauce Recipe

    February 23, 2018 by Varga László

     

    Ingredients (4 servings)

    • 1 kg sardines (fresh or frozen)
    • a bunch of parsley
    • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
    • 1 head garlic
    • 1 lemon
    • extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 100 g olives
    • 2 large tomatoes
    • a few chilli peppers

    Preparation method:

    1. Defroze the sardines if frozen, wash them in a colander.
    2. Clean and chop the garlic.
    3. Grate the lemons for zest.
    4. In a bowl mix place the grated lemon peel, half of the chopped garlic and the rosemary torn from sprigs. Add extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, whisk them a bit.
    5. Place the whole sardines in this bowl and cover them with the marinade and let them marinate for half an hour.
    6. In another bowl mix the other half of chopped garlic, olive oil, chopped parsley and the juice from a lemon.
    7. Grill the sardines until having charred grill marks 3-4 minutes on each side.

    8. When ready place them on a plate and season with the garlic and parsley sauce and serve with lemon wedges.