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  1. Salmon Chickpea Fishballs

    May 5, 2017 by Varga László

    I was in mood to cook something with fish, soon after i made the arancini so I was in mood for balls.

    I found on my shelves a can of chickpeas and no bread, so i decided to use the chickpeas as the binding agent for my fishballs.

    Being springtime I used green garlic and green onions, you could use the regular non-spring versions as well but these greens give a fresh flavor and a nice color and texture.

    The final outcome was not only very pretty but also so yummy!

    This is my special new recipe, pretty quick and straightforward:

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 1 can chickpeas
    • 300-400 g boneless salmon fillets
    • 1 egg
    • 2 green garlics
    • 1 green onion
    • 100 breadcrumbs
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • frying oil enough to fill the skillet

    Preparation method:

    1. With a fork, mash the canned chickpeas, discard the liquid from the can.
    2. Dice the salmon then chop them with a kitchen knife until the pieces are quite small, but not a paste
    3. Chop the green garlic and onion.
    4. Mix together in a bowl the mashed chickpeas, salmon, chopped green onion and garlic, a whole egg, salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Form small ball the size of a chestnut from this mixture.
    6. Lay the breadcrumbs in a tray and roll the fishball into the breadcrumbs to get a uniform coating.
    7. Heat the frying oil in a deep enough skillet, and fry the fishballs over medium high heat until they get a nice golden color. Don’t overcrowd the pan, not to burn them.

  2. Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus

    June 19, 2016 by Varga László


    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 3 whole, long garfishesa2016-06-10-22.38
    • 2-3 lemons
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 bunches of green asparagus
    • 50 g butter

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and clean the garfish.a2016-06-10-22.37.47
    2. Cut them into shorter pieces in order to fit into the oven-tray. My fishes were around 3/4 meter long.
    3. Place the garfish pieces into the tray, squeeze the juice of a lemon over them and grind some pepper and salt onto them.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus 3
    4. Slice the second lemon on the top and lay the slices on top of the fish tray.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus 4
    5. Place the tray in the oven and bake at 150 C it about 1-1 1/2 hour until the fishes’ skins are golden brown.
    6. Meanwhile clean and trim the asparagus.a2016-06-10-23.14
    7. Place them in an ovenproof dish, add ontop some butter slices and salt and pepper to taste.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus
    8. Add the asparagus dish into the oven and bake until the fish is ready.a2016-06-11-00.22

  3. Aquapazza – Italian Seafood Soup Recipe

    September 16, 2015 by Varga László

    Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 8

    Ingredients (4-6 servings)

    • 500 g mulletsAquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 1
    • 500 g mussels
    • 500 g mackerel fillets
    • 4 tomatoes
    • 1 garlic head
    • 1 red hot chili pepper
    • 2 green onion
    • olive oil
    • 200 ml Italian red wine – I used some Montepulciano
    • 200 ml water
    • Salt to taste
    • grated mozzarella (optional)


    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and clean the fishes and mussels.
    2. Chop the garlic and chili pepper.
    3. Dice finely the tomatoes.
    4. Heat the olive oil in a medium soup pot, add the garlic and fry it until fragrant over medium heat.  Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 2
    5. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and keep frying, stirring until tomatoes are softenAquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 3
    6. Add the cleaned mullets and mussels and fry them for another 1-2 minutes.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 4
    7. Add the wine and water and the mackerel fillets and cook for about 3-5 minutes over low heat.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 5Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 6
    8. Add the chopped green onions and cook for another 30 seconds.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 7
    9. Serve while hot, garnish with some extra chopped green onions.
    10. You can top it with some grated mozzarella to melt.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 9