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  1. Grilled Beef Heart with Gremolata and Grilled Asparagus – Recipe

    August 3, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg beef / veal heart
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 bunch of asparagus
    • 1 lime

    for the gremolata:

    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 bunch of parsley leafs
    • 3-4 tablespoons extra olive oil
    • 1 lime
    • salt to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Cut the beef heart into steak-like strips.
    2. Place the heart strips into a bowl, squeeze over the juice of a lime and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir them together and let it marinate for about an hour.
    3. Trim the lower third of the asparagus shoots.
    4. Heat up the grill to high temperature and place the asparagus on the grill. Season them with coarse salt and grille them for a few minutes until they have the grill marks, then turn them on their other sides and repeat. Work in 2-3 batches, not to overcrowd the grill.
    5. After the grilling of the asparagus is finished, place the heart strips on the grill and grill them about 3-4 minutes on each side.
      Prepare the gremolata:
    6. Chop the garlic.
    7. Chop the parsley leafs.
    8. Add together to a small bowl the chopper garlic and chopper parsley, the juice of a lime and the olive oil. Season with salt to taste and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
    9. Serve the heart strips topped with gremolata and with the grilled asparagus on the side.  

  2. Guinea Fowl with Lemon – Italian Recipe

    July 27, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 2 guinea fowl thighs
    • 1 medium onion
    • a few tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 lemon
    • 200 ml sweet or semi-sweet white wine

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the thighs and if any skin is loose secure it with wooden toothpicks.
    2. Dice the onion.
    3. Scrape some strips of rind from the lemon.
    4. Heat the olive oil in a pot and fry the diced onion and lemon rinds over medium heat until golden brown.
    5. Add the guinea fowl thighs to the pot and brown them on both sides.
    6. Add the squeezed lemon juice, the wine, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover the pot and let it cook over medium-low heat for about 45-60 minutes.
    7. Serve while hot, garnished with some lemon slices and chopped green onions.

  3. Quails Stuffed with Peaches and Sauteed Vegetables – Recipe

    July 15, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 4 quails
    • 15 strips of bacon rashers
    • the juice of half of a lemon
    • 4 not very ripe peaches
    • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 500 g frozen mixed vegetables
    • 50-75 g butter
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the quails thoroughly and remove any trace of feathers.
    2. Squeeze the lemon’s juice over the quails, then season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Leave them to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
    3. Bone the peaches and cut them in small pieces.
    4. Stuff the quails with the dices peaches.
    5. Carefully wrap the quails with the bacon rashers: for each quail use 2 for wrapping the around waist and one in the other direction.
    6. Fix the bacon strips to stay in place with wooden toothpicks.
    7. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the bacon-wrapped quails on each side for about 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat, until nicely golden brown.
    8. Then place the quails in a oven-proof dish, breast sides up
      and spread the remaining diced peaches around the quails. Sprinkle a dash of olive oil over the peaches.
    9. Place the quails dish in the preheated oven to 190 C and broil them for about 25 minutes.
    10. Meanwhile cook some frozen mixed vegetables in enough salty water.
    11. When tender with a bit of crisp, drain the water. melt the butter and saute the vegetables for a few minutes, season with some more salt if needed.
    12. Serve the quails together with the sauteed vegetables and peaches from the oven.