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  1. Persian Lamb and Rhubarb Stew – Khoresh Rivas Recipe

    August 13, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4-6 servings)

    • 1 kg boneless lamb meat
    • 2-3 tablespoons of butter
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon  ground black pepper
    • 1 cup chopped parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped dried mint
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • about 1/2 kg of rhubarb stalks
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • salt to taste

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion and ginger.
    2. Cut the lamb meat off the bones – I used the front leg – and cut into 2 cm cubes.
    3. Heat the butter in a larger, add chopped onion, chopped ginger and some salt and saute until golden brown.
    4. Add the turmeric and ground black pepper, mix them stirring a wooden spatula.
    5. Add the lamb, bring the heat higher and brown the meat on all sides, if needed add a bit more oil or butter to avoid burning the meat.
    6. Pour about 2 cups of water, just enough to cover it, bring it to boil. Add the garlic, cover the pot with a lid and simmer over low heat for about an hour, stirring from time to time.
    7. Meanwhile, in 2 tablespoons of butter saute the parsley for 2 minutes then add the chopped dried mint and saute for another minute.
    8. Add this parsley-mint mix to the lamb pot halfway of its one-hour simmering.
    9. Wash the rhubarb stalks an cut them into 2-3 cm pieces.
    10. Add the rhubarb to the pot and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the rhubarb is done, mixing carefully.
    11. Add one tablespoon of brown sugar, and simmer for a further minute.
    12. Serve with some brown rice, which is healthier than the white one.

  2. Shanghai Style Sea Bass with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

    April 10, 2012 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (2 persons):

    For the Fish:

    • 2 pieces of smaller sea bass
    • 1/2 cup white wine, best if you have Chinese rice cooking wine
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh, peeled ginger
    • vegetable oil
    • 2 cups flour, best if you have rice flour, but I used wheat
    • salt and ground black pepper
    • 2 eggs

    For the sauce:

    • 4-5 garlic cloves
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
    • 2 pieces star anise
    • 1 onion
    • 2 medium carrots
    • 1 red bell pepper
    • 1-2 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 cup chicken stock or water
    • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 cup rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 4 tablespoons chilli sauce
    • 1 can diced, canned pineapple or fresh pineapple
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • salt and ground black pepper

    Preparation Method:

      1. Scale and eviscerate the fishes.
      2. Apply on both sides of the fishes 3-4 diagonal cuts and rub the ginger into these cuts.
      3. Place the fishes in a shallow dish and pour over the wine. Leave to marinate for an hour, turn once.
      4. Put the flour on a large plate and add salt and pepper, to taste.
      5. Fill a large frying pan with oil and heat it well hot.
      6. Whisk together the eggs in a shallow bowl. Remove the fishes from the marinade bowl, dredge both sides in flour, and then dip both sides in the egg and dredge again in the flour.
      7. Carefully place the fishes into the pan with hot oil, holding them by their tails and fry them turning once until golden-brown. Drain the fishes from the excess oil and set aside.
      8. Grate the carrots, dice the onion. Chop the garlic and ginger.
      9. Deseed and julienne the bell pepper.
      10. In a wok, heat the oil over high heat, fry the garlic 1 minute until golden brown.
      11. Add star anise and ginger and stir-fry, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
      12. Add the onion and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
      13. Add the carrots and pepper and stir-fry for about 3 minutes.
      14. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
      15. Add the pineapple, brown sugar, chilli sauce, vinegar and soy sauce, and stir them thoroughly, boil for 1-2 minutes.
      16. In a cup, mix together the cornstarch and a bit of cold water.
      17. Add to the sauce the cornstarch mix, stirring continuously and boil until thickened, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
      18. Serve on two plates each fish, pouring over some sauce and some boiled rice on the side.

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    Shanghai módra tengeri sügért édes-savanyú mártással – Recept

    Hozzávalók:

    A Halhoz:

    • 2 db kisebb tengeri sügér
    • 1/2 csésze fehér bor, legjobb, ha van kínai rizs fozobor
    • 2 evokanál aprított friss, hámozott gyömbér
    • növényi olaj
    • 2 csésze liszt, a legjobb, ha van rizsliszt, de en használtam búzát
    • só és orölt fekete bors
    • 2 tojás

    A szószhoz:

    • 4-5 gerezd fokhagyma
    • 2 evokanál aprított friss gyömbér
    • 2 db csillagánizs
    • 1 hagyma
    • 2 közepes sárgarépa
    • 1 piros kaliforniai paprika
    • 1-2 evokanál növényi olaj
    • 1 csésze csirkehúsleves vagy víz
    • 3-4 evokanál barna cukor
    • 1 csésze rizs ecet
    • 2 evokanál szójaszósz
    • 4 evokanál csili szósz
    • 1 konzerv kockára vágott konzerv ananász vagy friss ananász
    • 2 evokanál kukorica keményíto
    • só és orölt fekete bors

    Elkészítési módszer:

    1. Pikkelyezzük le és belezzük ki a halakat.
    2. Véssünk a halak mindkét oldalán 3-4 átlós vágást és dörzsöljük a gyömbért ezek a vágásokba.
    3. Helyezzük a halakat egy sekély edénybe, és öntjük reá a bort. Pácoljuk egy órát, megfordítva egyszer.
    4. A lisztet egy nagy tányérra öntjük, és adjunk hozzá sót és borsot, ízlés szerint.
    5. Töltsünk meg egy nagy serpenyot olajjal és jól fel forrósítsuk.
    6. Verjük fel a tojásokat egy sekély tálba. Vegyük ki a halakat a pácból, forgassuk meg mindkét oldalukon a lisztben, majd mindkét oldalukon mártsuk a tojásban és aztán újra a lisztben.
    7. Óvatosan helyezzük a halakat a forró olajos serpenyoben, fogva oket a farkuktól, és süssük aranybarnára, egyszer fordítva. Csepegtessük le a halakról az olajat és tegyük félre.
    8. Reszeljük meg a sárgarépát, a hagymát apró kockákra vágjuk. Aprítsuk fel a fokhagymát és a gyömbért.
    9. Pucoljuk és vékonyra szeleteljük a kaliforniai paprikát.
    10. Egy wokban forrósítsuk az olajat magas ho felett, pirítsuk a fokhagymát 1 percig aranybarnára.
    11. Hozzáadjuk a csillag ánizs és a gyömbért és kevergetve süssük, míg illatos, körülbelül 30 másodpercig.
    12. Hozzáadjuk a hagymát, és keverve süssük még 2 percig.
    13. Adjuk hozzá a sárgarépát és a paprikát, és kevergetve pirítjuk 3 percig.
    14. Öntsük reá a csirkehúslevest vagy vizet, és forraljuk fel.
    15. Adjuk hozzá az ananászt, barna cukort, csili szószt, ecetet és szójaszószt, és keverjük meg alaposan, 1-2 percig forraljuk.
    16. Egy csészében, keverjük össze a kukoricakeményítöt és egy kevés hideg vizet.
    17. Adjuk a szószhoz a keményítö keveréket, folyamatos keverve, és pároljuk amíg besurusödik, sózzuk, borsozzuk, ízlés szerint.
    18. Tálaljuk két tányéron egye egy halat, öntve reájuk valamennyi szószt és párolt rizzsel körítve.

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    Biban de mare în stil Shanghai cu sos dulce-acrișor – rețeta:

    Ingrediente (2 persoane):

    Pentru pește:

    • 2 bucăți de biban de mare mai mici
    • preferabil 1/2 cana de vin alb, dacă aveți chinez vin de orez de gătit
    • 2 linguri de ghimbir proaspăt tocat, decojit
    • ulei vegetal
    • 2 căni de făină preferabil, dacă aveți făină de orez, dar eu am folosit de grâu
    • sare şi piper negru
    • 2 ouă

    Pentru sos:

    • 4-5 căței de usturoi
    • 2 linguri de ghimbir proaspăt tocat
    • 2 bucăți anason stelat
    • 1 ceapă
    • 2 morcovi medii
    • 1 gogoșar roșu
    • 1-2 lingură de ulei vegetal
    • 1 cana supa de pui sau de apă
    • 3-4 linguri de zahăr brun
    • 1 cană de oțet de orez
    • 2 linguri de sos de soia
    • 4 linguri de sos de chili
    • 1 conserva de ananas tăiat cubulețe sau ananas proaspăt
    • 2 linguri de amidon
    • sare şi piper negru

    Metoda de preparare:

    1. Curățați de solzi peștii şi scoateți-le măruntaiele.
    2. Aplicați pe ambele părți ale peștilor 3-4 tăieturi diagonale şi frecați ghimbirul în aceste tăieturi.
    3. Așezați peștii într-un vas puțin adânc şi turnați peste vinul. Lăsați la marinat timp de o oră, întoarceți o dată.
    4. Puneți făina pe o farfurie mare şi se adaugati sare şi piper, după gust.
    5. Umpleți o tigaie mare cu ulei şi încălziți-o pana devine fierbinte.
    6. Bateți ouăle într-un bol. Scoateți peștii din vasul cu marinata, treceți ambele părți prin făină, înmuiați apoi ambele părți în ou şi treceți din nou prin făină.
    7. Așezați cu atenție peștii în tigaie cu ulei fierbinte, ținându-i de cozi şi prăjiți-i întorcându-i o dată până când devin aurii. Scurgeți peștii de ulei şi puneți-i deoparte.
    8. Radeți morcovii, mărunțiți ceapa. Tocați usturoiul şi ghimbirul.
    9. Curățați şi tăiați julienne gogoșarul.
    10. Într-un wok, încălziți uleiul la foc mare şi prăjiți usturoiul 1 minut pana se rumenește.
    11. Adăugați anasonul stelat şi ghimbirul şi prăjiți amestecând, până devine aromat, aproximativ 30 de secunde.
    12. Adăugați ceapa şi amestecați pentru încă 2 minute.
    13. Adăugați morcovii şi piperul şi amestecați aproximativ 3 minute.
    14. Turnați supa de pui şi aduceți la fierbere.
    15. Adăugați ananasul, zahărul brun, sosul de chili, oțetul şi sosul de de soia, şi amestecați-le bine, fierbeți timp de 1-2 minute.
    16. Într-o cana, amestecați amidonul şi un pic de apă rece.
    17. Adăugați la sos amestecul de amidon, amestecând continuu şi fierbeți până când se îngroașă, condimentați cu sare şi piper, după gust.
    18. Serviți pe două farfurii fiecare pește, turnând peste ceva sos şi orez fiert ca garnitura.

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  3. Asian Fish Recipe: Perch with Lychee Sauce

    January 25, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 4 pieces of boneless fillet perch
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons fresh  thyme
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 can of lychees with its juice
    • 200 g fresh lychees
    • 1 green onion
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

    Preparation Method:

    1.  Wash the fish then pad dry with paper towels.
    2. In a bowl mix the olive oil, chopped lychees, the canned lychee and 1/2 of the can’s juice, thyme, lychee juice, salt, pepper and lemon peel. Add the fish fillets to the mixture,   coat them thoroughly with the marinade and leave it to marinate for 1 hour.
    3. In a large pan fry add some oil then fry on both sides until nice golden-brown.
    4. Add a tablespoon oil to a wok, when hot add the chopped green onion and ginger, stir-fry for 30 seconds.
    5. Add the lychee pieces from the marinade, the other half of the can’s juice, simmer for 1-2 minutes.
    6. Dissolve the cornstarch into 100 ml water, then add to the wok stirring, and simmer for another 1 minute.
    7. On the plates serve the perch beside boiled rice, add on top of the fish the lychee sauce. Garnish with some fresh lychees for the looks.