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  1. Chicken Gizzard and Hearts Skewers – Chinese Inspired Recipe

    August 26, 2014 by Varga László


    The inspiration for my recipe was my first night in Singapore:

    I arrived to Singapore after a tiresome day of travel and after doing an evening tour of the city, I returned to my hostel to crash and sleep.

    But I hanged a bit more in the living room of the hostel to make plans for the second day. Here there were quite a few of backpackers from different places, but mainly had lots of talks with a Taiwanese guy called Chris. After a lot of discussions, midnight passed quite well we have a thirst for a beer and we go to the corner shop. At this time Chinatown started to chill down after the day’s fuss for the approaching Chinese New Year. Then Chris proposes to go eat something, I was not hungry but gourmet as always, agree.

    We found a Chinese grill restaurant open until 4 o’clock in the morning and ordered some of the most interesting stuff – chicken gizzards, pork belly, goat, garlic, stinky tofu – all on skewers, accompanied of course by a pair of Chinese beers. Everything was very good.

    So when a friend of mine proposed to do some grilling, I remembered the skewers eaten with Chris in Singapore and invented the recipe below. I used an outdoor charcoal grill which gave a nice smoky flavor to the skewers but you can use other grills you have at hand.


    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 500 g chicken gizzards and hearts – mixed
    • 1 rhubarb stalk
    • 3 garlic bulbs
    • Red chilli pepper slices preserved in salty brine
    • 2 green chilli peppers
    • 50 ml soy sauce

    Preparation method:

    1. Cut the gizzards in three and place them in a bowl together with the hearts.
    2. Add the soy sauce and the red chili pepper slices, stir them well together and let them marinate for 10 minutes.
    3. Slice the rhubarb stalk into 1 cm slices.
    4. Slice thinly the green chili peppers.
    5. Thread alternating onto the skewers the gizzard/heart pieces, garlic cloves, rhubarb slices and green pepper slices.Chicken Gizzard and Hearts Skewers
    6. Heat a charcoal grill, a grill pan or other grill you have handy.
    7. Grill the skewers over the grill for about 10-15 minutes, turning them until they are cooked through.Chicken Gizzard and Hearts Skewers


  2. Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in Kefir and Apricot Kernels Recipe

    January 11, 2014 by Varga László





    • chicken drumsticks
    • kefir
    • chicken drumsticks
    • apricot kernelsiIMG_8340

    • salt and pepper to taste
    • lemon juice
    • olive oil


    Preparation method:

    1. Grind coarsely the apricot kernels.iIMG_8342
    2. Add to a bowl the the chopped apricot kernels, keffir, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir them well.iIMG_8345
    3. Place the drumsticks in the bowl and cover them with the marinade.iIMG_8346
    4. Leave them marinate for 1-2 hours.iIMG_8349
    5. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the marinade, shaking the excess marinade.
    6. Grill them for about 35 minutes turning them from time to time.iIMG_8355
    7. Serve them with the remaining marinade poured over.iIMG_8358
    Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in Kefir and Apricot Kernels

    Chicken Drumsticks Marinated in Kefir and Apricot Kernels