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  1. Carrot Potato Cream Soup Recipe

    February 9, 2013 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 500 g carrots
    • 250 g potatoes
    • 1 medium onion
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 100 g butter
    • 100 ml white semisweet wine
    • 1 tablespoon shopped fresh ginger
    • some hard rind matured cheese
    • a few parsley leaves
    • croutons

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion and garlic.
    2. Slice the carrots into 1 cm thick slices.aIMG_6715
    3. Dice the potatoes into 2 cm cubes.aIMG_6723
    4. Melt half of the butter in a pot and fry lightly the chopped onion and garlic for 5 minutes.aIMG_6718
    5. Add the carrots and the other half o the butter, cover and saute over medium heat for about 10 minutes.aIMG_6719
    6. Add the potatoes, ginger and plenty of water to cover and cook for about 45 minutes until the vegetables are done.aIMG_6724
    7. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
    8. Using an immersion blender puree the vegetables until smooth.
    9. Add the wine to the soup pot, reheat it and cook for a few minutes over low heat.
    10. Optionally you can add creme but I have left it out.
    11. Serve the soup hot in a bowl or a saucer. Grate some hard rind matured cheese over the soup, I used some polish Old Poland – Bursztyn cheese.aIMG_6728
    12. Garnish with some chopped parsley leaves and croutons on the side.aIMG_6739aIMG_6736

     

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  2. Thai Persimmon Turkey with Steamed Buttery Broccoli Recipe

    January 24, 2013 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 500 g deboned turkey leg
    • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
    • garlic
    • 1/2 lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon hot chili paste
    • soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 2 persimmons
    • 1 small green chili pepper
    • 1 tablespoon lemongrass
    • 500 g button mushrooms
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 3 green onions
    • 1 red capia pepper
    • 1 large broccoli
    • 75 g butter
    • salt to taste

     

    Preparation method:

      1. Dice the turkey into 2 cm cubes.aIMG_6513
      2. Place the turkey into a bowl together with the marinade components: garlic, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, hot chili paste and brown sugar.aIMG_6518
      3. Mix them well together and leave marinating for 1-2 hours.
      4. Slice the green chili pepper and dice the capia pepper.
      5. Cut the mushrooms into quarters.
      6. Chop the green onions.
      7. Slice the persimmon then cut each slice in two. Reserve a few slices for garnishing.aIMG_6536
      8. Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat and the meat, green chili pepper and lemongrass for 4-5 minutes.aIMG_6525
      9. Add the quartered mushrooms, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.aIMG_6530
      10. Add the green onions, dices capia pepper and persimmon, stir fry for another 3-4 minutes.aIMG_6532
      11. Add the coconut milk and simmer for another 5-10 minutes until sauce thickens.aIMG_6538
      12. Wash well the broccoli and cut off its florets.aIMG_6534
      13. In a frying pan melt the butter, add the broccoli and about 1/4 cup water. Season with salt.
      14. Cover the pan with a lid and steam the broccoli this way, stirring a few time the pan, for about 5 minutes until their color turns wild green and they become just crisp. Beware not to overcook it because it looses texture and becomes mushy.
      15. Serve the turkey dish with some steamed buttery broccoli and garnish with some fresh persimmon slices.aIMG_6546aIMG_6553

     

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  3. Persian Lamb and Rhubarb Stew – Khoresh Rivas Recipe

    August 13, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4-6 servings)

    • 1 kg boneless lamb meat
    • 2-3 tablespoons of butter
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon  ground black pepper
    • 1 cup chopped parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped dried mint
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • about 1/2 kg of rhubarb stalks
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • salt to taste

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion and ginger.
    2. Cut the lamb meat off the bones – I used the front leg – and cut into 2 cm cubes.
    3. Heat the butter in a larger, add chopped onion, chopped ginger and some salt and saute until golden brown.
    4. Add the turmeric and ground black pepper, mix them stirring a wooden spatula.
    5. Add the lamb, bring the heat higher and brown the meat on all sides, if needed add a bit more oil or butter to avoid burning the meat.
    6. Pour about 2 cups of water, just enough to cover it, bring it to boil. Add the garlic, cover the pot with a lid and simmer over low heat for about an hour, stirring from time to time.
    7. Meanwhile, in 2 tablespoons of butter saute the parsley for 2 minutes then add the chopped dried mint ans saute for another minute.
    8. Add the this parsley-mint mix to the lamb pot halfway of its one hour simmering.
    9. Wash the rhubarb stalks an cut them into 2-3 cm pieces.
    10. Add the rhubarb  to the pot and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the rhubarb is done, mixing carefully.
    11. Add one tablespoon of brown sugar, and simmer for fa further minute.
    12. Serve with some brown rice, which is healthier than the white one.