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  1. Chicken Liver and Chanterelles Stewed with Wine and Pear Jam – Recipe

    January 9, 2019 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings ):

    • 1/2 kg chicken livers
    • 1/2 kg chanterelle mushrooms
    • 100 ml white wine
    • 1-2 tablespoons pear jam (to taste)
    • 100 g butter
    • 3-4 garlic cloves
    • 1 large onion
    • 200 g double cream
    • a bunch of parsley leaves.

    Preparation method :

    1. Wash and clean the livers. Cut them in smaller pieces, each one in 2-3.
    2. Wash and clean the mushrooms. Cut them in smaller pieces.
    3. Chop coarsely the onion.
    4. Chop the garlic.
    5. Heat the butter in a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
    6. Add the chopped onions and salute them for 2 minutes.
    7. Add the chicken livers and garlic and continue to fry over medium heat for another minute.
    8. Add the mushrooms, wine, pear jam, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
    9. Chop the parsley leaves, setting aside half of them for garnishing.
    10. Add half of the chopped parsley leaves and the double cream.
    11. Cook uncovered for 5-10 minutes until mushrooms are cooked and sauce reduced to the desired consistency. Adjust taste with salt and pepper if needed.
    12. Serve with boiled potatoes and garnished with chopped parsley leaves.

  2. Lobster Thermidor Recipe

    December 19, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (1-2 servings):

    • 1 whole lobster (about 500 grams)
    • 100 g button mushrooms
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 75 ml double cream
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 75 ml wine brandy – I used some I bought in Azerbaijan
    • 2 pinch of nutmeg
    • 100 g Gruyere cheese

    Preparation method:

    1. Using a large kitchen knife cut the lobster lengthwise into two parts, first piercing it’s back,
      then cutting its front along the same line.
    2. Scoop all the lobster meat from the shells. Set the shell aside for being filled later.
    3. Cut the lobster’s meat into 1 cm cubes.
    4. The small legs I put into a small pot together with a bit of water and a pinch os salt and i cooked it down to form a shrimp base reduction.
    5. Slice thinly the mushrooms.
    6. Chop coarsely the garlic.
    7. Grate the Gruyere cheese.
    8. In a frying pan sauté the mushrooms and the chopped garlic for 2-3 minutes, until the mushrooms get golden-brown.
    9. Add the diced lobster meat and deglaze with half of the wine brandy.Add the shrimp reduction too.
    10. In another bowl, add together the other half of the Cognac or brandy, the cream, the egg yolk, and the ground/grated nutmeg. Mix them well.
    11. Add this mixture to the lobster pan and stir them together.
    12. Remove the pan from the heat and keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
    13. Place the lobster’s empty half-shells in an ovenproof dish and fill them with the mixture.
    14. Spread on the lobster tops the grated Gruyère cheese.
    15. Broil the lobsters in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese has nicely melted.

  3. 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

    Preparation method:

    1. On 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.