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  1. 4th of July Recipe: Jerk Chicken Wings with Corn on the Cob and Blueberry Sauce

    July 4, 2012 by Varga László



     

    Although I am not American, I prepared this dish fo my readers from America to celebrate with you:

    Ingredients (3 persons)

    For the Jerk Chicken Wings:

    • 2 chili peppers
    • 2-3 green onion
    • 1 onion
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
    • 2 teaspoons allspice
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • the juice and pulp of half a lime
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 cup beer
    • about 1kg fresh chicken wings
    • 3 ears of corn

    For the blueberry sauce:

    • 2 cups fresh blueberries
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 spoons honey
    • 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop roughly the onion, green onions and garlic cloves.
    2. Place in a blender the marinade ingredients: chili peppers, grated ginger, lime juice, green onions, onion, garlic cloves, allspice, vegetable oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and beer.
    3. Blend 2-3 minutes until it forms a smooth paste.
    4. Place the chicken wings in a plastic bag. 
    5. Pour in the Jerk marinade into the plastic bag, take care that every wing will be covered with marinade.
    6. Place the marinade bag in the refrigerate for overnight.
    7. Preheat your oven to 250 C.
    8. Oil an oven rack then place the wings over. Spread some marinade over the wings.
    9. Put the rack with wings in the oven and place below a tray to catch the drippings.
    10. Roast them for about 40-50 minutes until they are nicely golden and crunchy. Once or twice brush some more marinade over the wings to get them an extra flavour.
    11. Meanwhile prepare the corn on the cob and blueberry sauce:
    12. Husk the corn ears, wash them then brush them with olive oil all over.
    13. Place them on a grill and turn them slowly until they are done all over. 
    14. In a sauce pan add the blueberries, water and honey.
    15. Bring them to boil, stirring gently.
    16. In a cup mix the cornstarch with a little cold water, then add to the sauce pan and simmer for about 6 minutes until reaches the desired thickness. 
    17. Serve 4-5 wings accompanied by a corn on cob and plentiful of blueberry sauce.




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

    April 10, 2012 by Varga László


    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 chili 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 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, chili 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.




  3. Thai Lemongrass Shrimp Soup – Tom Yam Goong – Recipe

    March 28, 2012 by Varga László


    Ingredients (4 persons):

    • 1-1.5 l chicken stock
    • 4 tablespoons lemongrass, I used dried
    • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves, I used dried one
    • 2 green garlic stalks or 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 green onion stalk
    • 1 dried red chili
    • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 1 cup black trumpet mushrooms
    • 100-150g deshelled shrimps
    • 1 can coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1-2 teaspoon chopped parsley or coriander leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

    Preparation method:

    1. Soak the dried mushrooms for about 30 minutes.
    2. Chop the green garlic, green onion and chilli.
    3. In a large pot add chicken stock and while boiling add lemongrass, kaffir lime and chilli.
    4. Add the soaked mushrooms and the shrimps, and simmer for 5 minutes – until shrimps turn pink.
    5. Reduce the heat and add the coconut milk, green garlic, green onion, sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Simmer for a minute.
    6. Serve in bowls with fresh parsley on the top. If you like it hotter you can add some thai chili sauce.