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  1. Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

    September 25, 2014 by Varga László

    Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

     Ingredients ( 8 servings):

    • 400-500 g ground beefMain ingredients for Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    • 1 l beef stock
    • 2 medium onions
    • 3 medium carrots
    • 2 medium parsley roots
    • 8 cloves garlic
    • about 10 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 eggs
    • Red pepper flakes
    • 3 Romaine lettuce (you can use escarole or spinach too)Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheeseItalian Wedding Soup Recipe
    • 3 stale/dry bread slices
    • 100 ml yogurt
    • 100 g orzo pastaItalian Wedding Soup Recipe

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the greens, remove the white, harder parts of the leaves and cut them into bigger pieces.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    2. Grate the carrots.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    3. Chop the parsley roots, Italian Wedding Soup Recipegarlic and 1 onion Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    4. In a soup pot, heat about 6 tablespoons oil over medium high heat.
    5. Add the onion, carrots and parsley root and half of the chopped garlic and saute about 5 minutes.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    6. Add the stock, bring to a boil and cook for about half an hour until the meatballs are prepared:
    7. Soak the bread slices in the yogurt for about 10 minutes, squeeze out the excessive yogurt.
    8. Grate the other onion.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    9. Combine the ground meat, soaked bread, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated onion, remaining chopped garlic,  salt and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    10. Mix thoroughly, then form the mixture into 3-4 cm balls, about the size of a walnut.
    11. Spread 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the bottom of an ovenproof dish. and line up the meatballs in it.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    12. Roast int the preheated oven at 150 C for about 10-15 minutes until they get a bit of darkish red color.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    13. Add the meatballs and orzo pasta to the soup pot and cook 5 minutes.
    14. Add the greens, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
    15. Serve while still hot and grate some extra Parmesan cheese atop.

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  2. Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) – Greek Recipe:

    September 17, 2014 by Varga László

    Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe

    As i told in a previous article, I had a short summer holiday in Greece where I ate quite a few seafood  dishes, one of the favorite being the following – Shrimp Saganaki or as the Greek call it – Garides Saganaki.

    I bought and brought back from Greece lots goodies – feta cheese, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil.

    A week a go, Shuang, a friend from China, stayed over so I cooked her the following dish. She licked her fingers

     Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 500 g medium shrimps (about 15-20 pieces)Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    • 50 ml ouzo
    • 400 g cherry tomatoes, but you can use also plum ore other kind of tomatoes
    • 200 g Greek feta cheeseShrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 tablespoon chili flakes
    • 1 teaspoons red peppercorns
    • salt to taste
    • a few bread slices for the side
    • a handful of Kalamata olives for the finishing

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the garlic and onion.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    2. Halve the cherry tomatoes, or if using bigger tomatoes, dice them.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    3. Heat the olive oil in a smaller pan over medium heat.
    4. Add the chopped onion, garlic and red chili flakes and fry until translucent and softened.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    5. Add the cherry tomatoes, stir and simmer over medium heat about 5 minutes, the sauce has formed.
    6. Add the whole shrimps, ouzo and the red peppercorns to taste and simmer for 2 minutes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    7. Crumble or cut the feta cheese into cubes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    8. Add the feta cheese and oregano. Cover it with a lid and simmer for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    9. Meanwhile in a different pan heat some olive oil and fry some rye bread to toast.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
    10. Serve while shrimps still hot.

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  3. Stuffed Bell Peppers in the Oven – Recipe

    October 18, 2012 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (6 servings)

    • 6 large bell peppers, I found some chocolate colored in the farmers market
    • about 500-600 g ground beef
    • 1 medium onion
    • 4-6 garlic cloves
    • 2 tablespoon butter
    • 1 medium carrot & 1 medium smaller parsley root either fresh or from soup.
    • salt, pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1-2 teaspoons hot paprika
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 200 g rice
    • a few fresh parsley leaves – chopped
    • 100 g melting cheese whichever you prefer (cheddar, brie, gorgonzola, mozzarella, etc.)

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion and garlic cloves.
    2. Dice the carrot and parsley root into 1 cm cubes.
    3. Cook the rice until almost done, do not overcook it because it will cook some more in the oven.
    4. In a frying pan melt the butter over medium heat and fry the chopped onion and garlic until translucent.
    5. Add the ground meat and stir fry for about 10-15 minutes until the meat is uniformly browned. If using fresh carrot and parsley add them when adding the beef,
    6. Since I used the carrot and parsley from the veal soup prepared a day before, I added them to the pan when the meat was browned already. Stir-fry for another 2-3 minute.
    7. Preheat oven to 180 C.
    8. Add the parsley season with salt, pepper, soy sauce, hot paprika and nutmeg.
    9. Add the cooked rice and fry for another minute stirring thoroughly until well homogenized.
    10. Cut off the top of each pepper, pull out the stem portion and clean of the seeds.
    11. If you prefer the peppers softer blanch the bell peppers in boiling water for abort 2 minutes. I skipped this step because mine were well ripe maybe a bit even overripe.
    12. Place the bell peppers in an ovenproof  dish cut side up. If any doesn’t stand straight up, place a small slice of pepper under it.
    13. Stuff the meat and vegetables mixture into the peppers and place some shreds of melting cheese on the top.
    14. Add them to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.
    15. You can serve immediately while still hot, or serve it cold, quartered, as snacks.

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    Töltött kaliforniai paprika sütve – Recept

    Hozzávalók (6 személyre):

      • 6 nagy kaliforniai paprika, találtam néhány csokoládé színű a termelői piacon
    • körülbelül 500-600 g darált marhahús
    • 1 közepes hagyma
    • 4-6 gerezd fokhagyma
    • 2 evőkanál vaj
    • 1 közepes sárgarépa és 1 közepes kisebb petrezselyemgyökér akár friss, vagy levesbol.
    • só, bors ízlés szerint
    • 1 teáskanál szerecsendió
    • 1-2 teáskanál csípős paprika
    • 2 evőkanál szójaszósz
    • 200 g rizs
    • Néhány friss petrezselyem – apróra vágott
    • 100 g olvadó sajt kinek melyik tetszik (cheddar, brie, gorgonzola, mozzarella, stb)

    Elkészítési módszer:

    1. Apritsuk fel a hagymát és fokhagyma gerezdeket.
    2. Kockázzuk fel a sárgarépát és petrezselyemgyökeret 1 cm-es kockákra.
    3. Főzzük a rizst addig amíg majdnem kész, mert még fog főni a sütőben.
    4. Olvasszuk fel a vajat egy serpenyőben, közepes lángon, és pároljuk benne puhára az apróra vágott hagymát és fokhagymát.
    5. Adjuk hozzá a darált húst, és keverve süssük körülbelül 10-15 percig, amíg a hús egyenletesen meg pirult.Friss sárgarépa és petrezselyem használata esetén adjuk hozzá őket a marhahússal együtt.
    6. Mivel én a sárgarépát és a petrezselymet az egy nappal korábban készített borjú levesből használtam, hozzáadtam őket a serpenyőbe amikor a hús már megpirult. Keverve süssük további 2-3 percig.
    7. Melegítsük elő a sütőt 180 ° C-ra.
    8. Adjuk hozzá a petrezselyem leveleket, sót, borsot, szója szószt, erős paprikát és szerecsendiót és jól összekeverjük.
    9. Adjuk hozzá a főtt rizst és süssük még egy percig alaposan keverve, amíg jól homogenizált.
    10. Vágjuk le minden paprika száras tetejét és magozzuk ki aztán őket.
    11. Ha a paprikát puhábbra szeretik, blansírozák őket forró vízben körülbelül 2 percig. Én kihagytam ezt a lépést, mert az enyémek jól meg voltak érve talán egy kicsit még túlérve.
    12. Tegyük a kaliforniai paprikakat egy jéna tálba, ureggukkel felfelé. Ha nem állnak egyenesen, helyezzünk egy kis szelet paprikát alájuk.
    13. Töltsük meg a paprikákat a hús és zöldség keverékel és tegyük néhány darabka sajtot a tetejükre.
    14. Helyezzük a tálat a sütőbe, és süssük 20-30 percig.
    15. Tálalhatjuk azonnal forrón, vagy hidegen, negyedekre vágva.

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