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  1. 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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  2. Mussels with Dark Beer and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

    August 2, 2014 by Varga László

    Mussels with Dark Beer and Cherry Tomatoes

    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

    • 750 g mussels without shells fresh or defrosted
    • 250 ml dark beer
    • 250 g cherry tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • a bunch of parsley leaves
    • a garlic bulb, peeled
    • a medium onion
    • salt and pepper to taste



        Preparation method:

    1. Chop the garlic and onion.Mussels with Dark Beer and Cherry Tomatoes
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and lightly fry the chopped garlic and onion until translucent
    3. Add the cleaned defrosted mussels and the dark beer, add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. On medium heat cook for 7-10 minutes until the mussels are done but still juicy and the beer and juices have reduced to your liking.Mussels with Dark Beer and Cherry Tomatoes
    5. Add the halved cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley leaves and simmer for 3-5 minutes.Mussels with Dark Beer and Cherry Tomatoes
    6. Serve while still hot.Mussels with Dark Beer and Cherry Tomatoes

  3. Tagliatelle al Nero di Sepia (Black Squid Ink) with Salmon and Cherry Tomatoes

    December 16, 2013 by Varga László

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    Ingredients:

    • 250 g fresh tagliatelle al nero di sepia – black squid ink tagliatelleaIMG_7675
    • 500 g salmon filletaIMG_7679
    • 250 g yellow cherry tomatoes
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 3 shallots
    • 2 green onions
    • 100 ml semi sweet wine (I used Two Oceans South African wine, very fruity and light)
    • 150 ml goat yogurt
    • dried chili flakes aIMG_7696
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • a little olive oil for the frying

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion and shallots
    2. Dice the salmon fillet into 2 cm cubesaIMG_7684
    3. Cook the tagliatelle in boiling water for 4-5 minutes
    4. Fry the chopped garlic and onion in hot olive oil
    5. Add 100 ml wine and the salmon cubes, add salt and freshly grounded black pepper to tasteaIMG_7693
    6. Simmer for 6-8 minutes over medium-low heat stirring gently from time to timeaIMG_7694
    7. In a separate pan fry the chili flakes for half a minute then add the cherry tomatoes and fry them for 3-5 minutes until 1/3 wiltedaIMG_7706
    8. Slice the green parts of the green onions
    9. Simmer the green onions in a separate pan a bit of the sauce from the main pan for 1-2 minutes until a bit wilted
    10. Drain the pasta but reserve its water
    11. Add to the salmon pan the cherry tomatoes, the green onions, the drained pasta and the goat yogurt, stir very gently and simmer for about a minute.aIMG_7711
    12. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 2-3 minutes and the pasta to swell some sauce
    13. Chop the parsley and add to the top of the pasta panaIMG_7713
    14. Serve while warm.aIMG_7718