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New Year’s Day Hungarian Soup Recipe (Korhelyleves)

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Story

This is a Hungarian soup that is eaten traditionally on New Year’s Day and so I did too this year.

Ingredients (4 persons)

  • 300 g sauerkraut leaves
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • a pinch of cumin
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 10  peppercorns
  • 1 l stock (pork or vegetables)
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 small chilli pepper
  • 1 thick slice of bacon
  • smoked sausage (and other smoked pork stuff)
  • water
  • salt
  • oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the sauerkraut leaves to remove some of its saltiness then slice it thinly.
  2. Chop the garlic, onion and red pepper.
  3. Place the cabbage in a pot, together with the onion, garlic, red pepper, spices, broth and water.
  4. Cook it until the cabbage is tender, for approximately 30 – 40 minutes.
  5. Add the sausages to the soup and cook further for 15 minutes.
  6. Cut the bacon into small cubes, add them to a pan and fry them until they become crunchy golden-brown greaves.
  7. Remove the greaves from the pan, add the flour and paprika mixing them into a roux.
  8. Add the roux to the soup and cook for another 10 minutes.
  9. Taste the soup and, if necessary, add salt but probably it’s not needed since both the sausages and sauerkraut are salty.
  10. Serve the soup with sour cream.

Happy New Year![/translate]
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Korhelyleves Recept

Hozzávalók (4 személyre)

  • 300 g savanyú káposzta levelek
  • 1 teáskanál majoránna
  • 1 csipetnyi köménymag
  • 6 babérlevél
  • 10 bors
  • 1 l húsleves
  • 5 gerezd fokhagyma
  • 1 kis hagyma apróra vágva
  • 1 kis piros paprika
  • 1 kis chili paprika
  • 1 vastag szelet szalonna
  • füstölt kolbász (füstölt sertés és más húsok)
  • víz
  • olaj
  • 1/2 evőkanál liszt
  • 1 teáskanál paprika

Elkészítési módszer:

    1. Mossuk ki a savanyú káposzta leveleket sótól, majd szeleteljük fel vékonyra.
    2. Aprítsuk fel a fokhagymát, hagymát és paprikát.
    3. Tegyük a káposztát egy fazékban, együtt a hagymával, fokhagymával, piros paprikával, fűszerekkel és vízzel.
    4. Főzzük, amíg a káposzta megpuhul, körülbelül 30 – 40 percig.
    5. Adjuk hozzá a kolbászt a leveshez, és főzzük további 15 percig.
    6. Kockázzuk aprora a szalonnát és pirítsuk addig, amíg át válnak ropogós aranybarna töpörtyűkre.
    7. Vegyük ki a tepertőt a serpenyőből, bele keverjük a zsírba a lisztet és a paprikát és készítünk egy rántást.
    8. Berántjuk a a levest és főzzük további 10 percig.
    9. Kóstoljuk meg a levest, és ha szükséges még meg sózzuk, de talán ez nem is szükséges, hiszen mind a kolbász és a savanyú káposzta is sós.
    10. Tálaljuk a levest tejföllel.

Boldog új évet![/translate]
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Supa Ungureasca de Anul Nou

Story

Aceasta este o supa ungureasca care se consumă în mod tradiţional în ziua de Anul Nou şi aşa am făcut si eu în acest an.

Ingrediente (4 persoane):

  • 300 g frunze de varza murata
  • 1 lingurita maghiran
  • un vârf de cuţit de chimen
  • 6 frunze de dafin
  • 10 boabe de piper
  • 1 l supa de carne (sau apa daca nu aveti supa)
  • 5 catei de usturoi
  • 1 ceapa mica tocata fin
  • 1 ardei rosu mic
  • 1 ardei iute mic
  • 1 felie groasă de slănină
  • cârnaţi afumaţi (şi alte carnuri de porc afumate)
  • apă
  • sare
  • ulei
  • 1/2 lingura de faina
  • 1 lingurita paprika/boia de ardei

Metoda de preparare:

  1. Spălaţi foile de varza pentru a elimina o parte din sare si apoi le feliati subtire.
  2. Tocaţi usturoiul, ceapa si ardeiul roşu.
  3. Puneţi varza intr-o oala, împreună cu ceapa, usturoiul, ardeiul roşu, condimentele, supa şi apa.
  4. Fierbeti-le până când varza este fragedă, aproximativ 30 – 40 de minute.
  5. Adăugaţi la supa cârnaţii şi fierbeTI în continuare timp de 15 minute.
  6. Tăiaţi slănina in cuburi mici, adăugaţi-le intr-o o tigaie si prajiti până când devin jumări crocante aurii.
  7. Scoateţi jumările din tigaie, adaugati făina şi paprika amestecul-le într-un rantas (roux).
  8. Adauga rantasul la supa si fierbeti inca 10 minute.
  9. Gustaţi supa şi, dacă este necesar, mai adaugati sare, dar probabil că nu este nevoie deoarece atât cârnaţii cat şi varza acră sunt sarate.
  10. Serviti supa cu o lingura de smântână.

An Nou Fericit![/translate]

Transylvanian Pork Stew Recipe

Ingredients for 2 persons

  • 150 g smoked fat bacon
  • 400 g pork
  • 1 (yellow) onion, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 50 ml sour cream
  • 100 ml red wine (preferably dry)
  • parsley leaves chopped

Preparation

  1. Wash the meat, wipe dry and cut into cubes.
  2. Cut the bacon into small cubes, add them to a pan and fry them until they become crunchy golden-brown cracklings.
  3. Remove the cracklings from the pan and set them aside for later.
  4. Add the meat cubes to the pan and fry them slightly
  5. Add onion, bay leaves, salt and pepper and fry them until the  meat is golden-brown
  6. Immediately pour over the wine, add the paprika and pepper, cover it, and simmer until tender.
  7. Pour from time to time a little water if needed.
  8. Serve it with some Hungarian “tarhonya” noodles.
  9. On top of the noodles add sour cream, the cracklings and chopped parsley leaves.

Bachelor-Catcher Hungarian Soup (Legényfogó Leves) Recipe

 

Ingredients (4 people)

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 200 g carrots
  • 200 g turnip
  • 200 g  mushrooms (I used dried black trumpet /Craterellus cornucopioides)
  • 4-5 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 200 ml sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil

 

Preparation

  1. In a large soup pot add oil and fry the diced onion.
  2. Add the diced chicken breast and seasoning, then simmer briefly until they change a bit their color.
  3. Add the mustard and diced vegetables then fill the pot with water.
  4. Boil the soup until both the chicken and vegetables are done.
  5. Put the flour in a bowl and add the sour cream mixing into a smooth paste.
  6. Add this thickening sauce to the soup and boil for another 2-3 minutes.