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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. Frogs Legs French Style – en Persillade

    April 21, 2017 by Varga László



    • about 12 pairs of frogs legs
    • 1 1⁄2 cups milk
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup flour
    • 150 g butter
    • 4-5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • fresh lemon juice
    • 50 ml dry white wine
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley


    Preparation method:

    1. Thaw the frogs legs if frozen.
    2. Add the frogs legs and milk in a bowl and let them marinate for about one hour / one hour and a half.
    3. Place the flour on a soup plate, add salt and pepper, and mix it with a fork.
    4. Dredge the legs in the flour, one at a time, shaking off excess, and transfer to another plate.
    5. Heat the. butter in a large frying pan over high heat.
    6. Add the frogs legs and fry them, flipping once, until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
    7. Add another spoonful of butter, the garlic, parsley, juice squeezed from half of a lemon, and cook, swirling the pan, for another minute.
    8. Serve while fresh and warm with lemon slices on the side.

  3. Pheasant Stewed in Apple Cider, Mushrooms and Pork Sausages with Zucchini Mashed Potatoes

    June 13, 2016 by Varga László


    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

    • 2 tbsp flour
    • 1 whole pheasanta2016-05-14-22.30
    • a pair smoked pork sausages
    • 2 onions
    • 600 ml apple cidera2016-05-14-23.23
    • 2-3 tablespoons pork lard
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 red hot chili pepper
    • 1 garlic head
    • 4 celery stick slices
    • 50 ml double cream
    • a few branches of thymea2016-05-14-23.16.38

    for the Mashed potatoes

    • 1 kg large potatoes
    • 100 g butter
    • 2 zucchinisa2016-05-15-01.03


    Preparation method:

    1. Cut the sausages into thick slices.a2016-05-14-22.27
    2. Chop the onions and the chili pepper.a2016-05-14-22.24.45
    3. Chop the celery stalks.a2016-05-14-23.03
    4. Melt the lard in a frying pan and brown the pheasant on all sides together with the sliced sausages and the whole garlic cloves.a2016-05-14-22.37a2016-05-14-22.59
    5. Place some lard from he pheasant frying into a large pot and fry the chopped onions, chili pepper and bay leaves until fragrant.a2016-05-14-22.51
    6. Add the pheasant and the celery, the thyme branches, the apple cider and fill the rest of the pot with water, season with salt and freshly ground pepper.a2016-05-14-23.10
    7. Bring to boil, and cook over medium heat for about 2 hours until the pheasant is soft.
    8. About one hour into the cooking add the halved mushrooms.a2016-05-14-23.16
    9. When the meat is fork tender, remove it from the cooking pot and leave it to rest about 15 minutes before cut it into pieces.a2016-05-15-00.37
    10. Meanwhile add the flour diluted into a bit of water, the double cream, stir it well and cook about 30 minutes to thick up cooking juices into a gravy.
    11. Meanwhile boil the potatoes in their skins until fork tender.
    12. Peel their skins and mash them, add the butter.a2016-05-15-00.53.43
    13. Wash the zucchinis, grate them a2016-05-15-01.04 and slowly integrate them into the mashed potatoesa2016-05-15-01.07