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  1. Croatian Fuži with Black Truffles – Pasta Recipe

    January 27, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 40 grams of black truffle salsa tartufata
    • 200 g double cream
    • 250 grams of fuži pasta
    • 50 grams of butter
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • freshly grated Livno hard cheese
    • salt & pepper to taste

     

     

    1. On a low heat, melt the butter in a frying pan.Add in the cream, season it with salt and pepper and simmer for a few minutes.
    2. Boil water in the separate pot and cook fuži until al dente.
    3. Drain the fuži, add them into the cooked sauce until the pasta is coated with the sauce.
    4. Plate up the fuži, add the white truffle olive oil, shaved Livno cheese and truffles on top.

  2. Ostrich Steak, Potato Latkes Fried in Butter and Crumbled Blue Stilton Cheese Recipe

    December 15, 2017 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings)

    • 500 g ostrich steaks
    • 500 g potatoes
    • 100 g crumbled blue Stilton cheese
    • 100 g butter
    • 50 ml vegetable oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the ostrich pieces, then pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle over generously salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    2. Wash carefully and thoroughly the potatoes and grate them with their skins on.
    3. Melt half of the butter in a thick bottom frying pan and add the oil.
    4. Fry the steaks over high heat for 4 minutes on one side, then 4 more minutes on the other side.
    5. Remove the ostrich stakes from pan and let them rest for a few minutes, while preparing the latke.
    6. Add the grated potatoes to the frying pan and add on top the remaining butter, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    7. Fry over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes until golden, then flip and fry some minutes more till golden on the other side.
    8. Serve the ostrich steak sliced, with the potato latkes and some crumbled blue stilton cheese

  3. Linguine all’Arancia con Pomodori Secchi – Apulian Italian Recipe – Orange Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

    May 19, 2015 by Varga László

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    Linguine all’Arancia con Pomodori Secchi – Apulian Italian Orange Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

    I was recently for a long weekend in Southern Italy, in Puglia and Basilicata.
    The food there was very tasty, a lot of seafood and other fresh but simple ingredients.
    i Will definitely try soon some of the local recipes like the “patate riso e cozze” (potatoes. rice and mussels) or “orecchiette con cime di rapa” (orechiette pasta with broccoli rabe) and so on…

    When in Matera, a wonderful town, I bumped into the town’s farmer market.
    There were a lot of fresh greens, olives and other yummy vegetables.
    But what caught my eyes were the local cheese called caciocavallo – a semi matured cheese made from cow’s milk.
    The best of the best was though the sundried tomatoes – called in Italian pomodori secchi – so fragrant and red. I even bargained a bit for them 🙂
    The orange flavored linguine I bought from another picturesque town -Alborebello.

    When I returned home I improvised a recipe based on these 3 main ingredients: sundried tomatoes, caciocavallo cheese and orange linguine and here is the recipe:

    Ingredients (4 servings):

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    • 50-75 g salted sundried tomatoes
    • 200 g caciocavallo cheese (or other hard cheese like provolone)

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      Linguine all’Arancia

    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 100 ml heavy cream
    • 1 small chilli pepper
    • virgin olive oil

    Preparation method:

    1. Cook the linguine pasta according to their instructions in salty water.
    2. Soak the sundried tomatoes in water.
    3. Chop coarsely the garlic cloves.
    4. Cut the cheese in small pieces.
    5. Heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
    6. Add the chopped garlic, chili pepper and sundried tomatoes and fry until fragrant and the tomatoes are a bit roasted.

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      Pomodori Secchi – Sundried Tomatoes

    7. Add the cheese to the pan and fry a few seconds until it starts to melt.

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      Linguine all’Arancia con Pomodori Secchi – Apulian Italian Orange Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

    8. Drain the pasta and add to the pan.
    9. Stop the fire, add the cream and stir carefully to mix them all together.

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      Linguine all’Arancia con Pomodori Secchi – Apulian Italian Orange Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

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      Linguine all’Arancia con Pomodori Secchi – Apulian Italian Orange Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes