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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ajiaco Recipe – Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup

    February 9, 2018 by Varga László

           

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 2 boneless breasts, around 600 g

    • 1 large onion
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 2 kg medium potatoes
    • 2 ears fresh corn
    • 1 bunch coriander leafs
    • 1 bunch green onions
    • 2 tablespoons dried guascas, optional, i couldn’t find it
    • 2 avocadoes
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons drained capers
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion roughly.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2 cm cubes.
    4. Cut the corn ears crosswise into 3-4 pieces each.
    5. Pit and slice thinly the avocados.
    6. Cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces.

    7. Place the chicken in a large soup pot, top with the diced potatoes, onion, garlic, green onions, half of the coriander leafs and corn.

    8. Pour enough water to cover them all, season to taste with salt freshly ground black pepper and raise the heat to high.
    9. When the soup starts to boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
    10. Set aside the chicken to a plate and let it cool enough to handle. If you had skins and bones on the breasts, discard them.
    11. Tear the chicken breasts into smaller strips.

    12. Remove the green onions and coriander leaves from the broth and discard.
    13. Place the shredded chicken on the bottoms of large soup dishes, ladle over the rich soup with potatoes and a piece of corn.

    14. Top it with two spoonfuls of sour cream, some chopped coriander leafs, capers and avocado slices.