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  1. Menudo – Mexican Hangover Soup with Tripe and Turkey Recipe

    July 9, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (8-10 servings):

    • 1.5 kg tripe precooked
    • 1.5 kg turkey wings
    • 3 medium onions
    • 3-4 bay leafs
    • 1 bulb of garlic
    • 3 green chili peppers
    • 3 celery stalks
    • 200 g tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon oregano
    • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
    • 2 limes
    • 1 kg of oyster mushrooms
    • 1 medium red onion for garnishing
    • a bunch of parsley or coriander leaves for garnishing
    • salt and pepper to taste.

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the tripe in 1-2 bowls of fresh water.
    2. Chop the onions. Or even if you just clean them, they will dissolve during the hours of boiling.
    3. Disjoint the turkey wings.
    4. Clean the garlic cloves.
    5. Add the tripe to a large cooking pot ( I used an open fire kettle, because I cooked outside). Fill with enough water to cover it . Start cooking.
    6. Add the turkey pieces, onion, garlic and bay leafs.
    7. Grille the green chili peppers, turning them a few times, until a bit charred on all their sides.
    8. Chop the grilled chili peppers.
    9. Cut the celery stalks in smaller pieces to fit the pot and add to the soup.
    10. Season with the sweet and hot paprika.
    11. Add the tomato puree and season with the oregano and some extra paprika if needed. 
    12. Slice roughly the mushrooms to have sort of a similar shape with the tripe.
    13. When the tripe and turkey has cooked for about 90 minutes, add the chopped mushrooms to the kettle with the soup and continue to cook until the mushrooms are cooked, about another 30 minutes.
    14. Slice thinly the red onions.
    15. Chop the parsley.
    16. Cut the remaining lime into wedges.
    17. When the soup is cooked, serve while hot in soup bowls garnished with some chopped parsley (coriander/cilantro if you like it, but I do not 🙂 ), some slices of red onion and a wedge of lime.

  2. Salmorejo Recipe – Spanish Cold Soup from Andalucia

    June 22, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 2 cans of peeled tomatoes
    • half of baguette
    • 1-2 peppers (red or green)
    • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 2-3 garlic cloves
    • 1-2 teaspoons Sherry Vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
    • a few slices of jamon serrano (Spanish ham) – optional

    Preparation method:

    1. Add the canned peeled tomatoes to the blender.
    2. Blend at high-speed for about halt a minute until the tomatoes transformed to a sauce.
    3. Break the baguette into smaller pieces with your hands.
    4. Dice the hard boiled eggs.
    5. Add the baguette, peppers and garlic to the blender.
    6. Season with vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    7. Blend until the bread and others break down to a smooth paste.
    8. Start blending again at medium speed and drizzle slowly the olive oil through the opening on the top of the blender so the olive oil gets emulsified mayonnaise-like.
    9. Add about one egg of the diced ones to the blender and blend it till incorporated into the soup.
    10. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.
    11. Serve in smaller bowls with the diced hard boiled eggs and some jamon serrano, Spanish ham. I left out the ham and used only eggs.

  3. Welsh Cawl – Mutton and Vegetables Soup Recipe

    February 16, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients Serves: 4

    • 1.5 kg lamb neck and shoulder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 5 medium potatoes
    • 3 medium carrots
    • 1 large parsnip
    • 1/2 swede otherwise called rutabaga – I could not find it, so I had to skip it even though it’s one of the main ingredients 😉
    • 1 leek
    • a quarter of a large celery root or a whole small one
    • 3 small kohlrabi

    Preparation method:

     

    1. Heat the water in a large cooking pot, add the lamb pieces, season with salt and black peppercorns. Simmer for an hour, until the meat is tender.
    2. Meanwhile prepare the vegetables:
    3. Peel the potatoes and cut into large cubes.
    4. Peel the parsnip and cut into large cubes.
    5. Peel the kohlrabi and cut into large cubes.
    6. Peel the celery root and cut into large cubes.
    7. Clean the carrots and cut into large cubes.
    8. When meat is cooked, take it out of the pot and cut it into pieces the same size as the vegetables.
    9. Add all root vegetables, cubed mutton and leave them to simmer for 45 minutes.
    10. Slice the leek into 1 cm slices, both the green and white parts.
    11. Add the sliced leeks to the soup pot, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and cook it for 15 minutes.
    12. Serve hot.