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  1. Calamari Ceviche with Apricots – Recipe

    June 18, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

     

    • 500 g squid strips
    • 1 red chili pepper
    • 1 medium red onion
    • 5-6 apricots
    • a bunch of parsley leafs
    • 1 lemon
    • 2 limes
    • 1 grapefruit
    • 1-2 teaspoons fish sauce
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

     

    1. Slice thinly the squid strips.
    2. Chop the red onion.
    3. Chop the chili pepper.
    4. Halve the apricots, bone them and dice them.
    5. Chop the parsley leaves.
    6. Add to a bowl the calamari, red onion, chili pepper, apricots and parsley leafs.
    7. Squeeze the juice of the limes, lemon and grapefruit.
    8. Pour over the bowl’s content the citrus juices, mix them them well ans season with fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
    9. Leave the squid mixture to marinate for about an hour.
    10. Serve in small bowls garnished with wedges of apricot, lime and lemon.

  2. Whelks with Asparagus Tips Recipe

    May 31, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (1-2 servings)

    • 200 g frozen shell-less whelks
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • a bunch of asparagus
    • 50 g butter
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Preparation method:

    1. Let the whelk meat thaw and wash them in cold water.
    2. Chop roughly the garlic.
    3. Melt the butter in a frying pan.
    4. Add the chopped garlic am the whelks.Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and fry over medium low heat for 4 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile wash the asparagus and cut their tips (about one third of them), keep the rest of them for the next breakfast’s omelette.
    6. Add the asparagus tips and about 100 ml water. Cover and steam for 7-8 minute over medium heat until asparagus is cooked and has a wild green color.
    7. Add salt and pepper to taste if needed. If the juices are too thin cook it down a bit for a minute.
    8. Serve while still hot.

  3. Greek Octopus Cooked in Wine with Potatoes Recipe

    August 6, 2017 by Varga László

     

    A week ago I went home to my grandparents house to escape the heat wave we had in the city. Although there was also incredibly hot, the garden and the trees gave some shelter.
    As always when I’m going home I cook Sunday lunch’ main course. I wanted to cook some fish but I couldn’t find fresh fish to my liking so I bought some octopus.
    I remembered a dish I ate in the Greek island of Lefkada: octopus with potatoes in red wine, so I concocted a recipe similar to that:

    Ingredients (3-4 servings)

    • 1 kg octopus, cleaned

    • 3 tablespoons wine vinegar
    • 100 ml dry white wine
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 4 bay leaves
    • salt and paste to taste
    • 500 g potatoes

    Preparation method:

    1. Boil in advance the potatoes as a whole.
    2. Wash and clean the octopus. Cut them into smaller pieces.

    3. Add the octopus pieces into a pot, garlic and bay leaves, pour over the wine, vinegar and 100 ml water.

       

    4. Cover and cook for about an hour, on medium heat.
    5. After about 40 minute of cooking add the halved/sliced boiled potatoes and the tomato paste and continue to simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
    6. Serve while still hot