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  1. Welsh Cawl – Mutton and Vegetables Soup Recipe

    February 16, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients Serves: 4

    • 1.5 kg lamb neck and shoulder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 5 medium potatoes
    • 3 medium carrots
    • 1 large parsnip
    • 1/2 swede otherwise called rutabaga – I could not find it, so I had to skip it even though it’s one of the main ingredients 😉
    • 1 leek
    • a quarter of a large celery root or a whole small one
    • 3 small kohlrabi

    Preparation method:


    1. Heat the water in a large cooking pot, add the lamb pieces, season with salt and black peppercorns. Simmer for an hour, until the meat is tender.
    2. Meanwhile prepare the vegetables:
    3. Peel the potatoes and cut into large cubes.
    4. Peel the parsnip and cut into large cubes.
    5. Peel the kohlrabi and cut into large cubes.
    6. Peel the celery root and cut into large cubes.
    7. Clean the carrots and cut into large cubes.
    8. When meat is cooked, take it out of the pot and cut it into pieces the same size as the vegetables.
    9. Add all root vegetables, cubed mutton and leave them to simmer for 45 minutes.
    10. Slice the leek into 1 cm slices, both the green and white parts.
    11. Add the sliced leeks to the soup pot, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and cook it for 15 minutes.
    12. Serve hot.

  2. Yellow Summer Squash Stuffed with Pork Recipe

    September 5, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 2 medium ball shaped yellow summer squash (pumpkin)
    • about 400 g a bit fattier pork meat
    • 1 leek’s white part
    • 1 medium carrot
    • 3-4 cloves garlic
    • 2 slices bacon (about 50 g)
    • 100 ml dry wine
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • some hard cheese for topping
    • 2 berry (cherry) tomatoes

    Preparation method:

    1. Dice the meat into small 1-1 1/2 cm cubes.
    2. Chop the garlic. Cut the leek lengthwise then slice it thinly.
    3. Slice the bacon into smaller pieces.
    4. Clean then grate the carrot.
    5. In a frying pan throw the bacon slices and fry them until golden-brown.
    6. Add the chopped garlic and leek and fry for another 2 minutes, adding some oil if needed.
    7. Add the diced meat and stir-fry for about 10 minutes until the meat is cooked and golden. At half of this process, add the grated carrot, soy sauce and hot paprika.
    8. Pour over the wine and simmer it down on medium-high heat, stirring not to burn.
    9. Preheat the oven at 180 C.
    10. In the mean time cut the tops of the summer squashes and the scoop their inside leaving a shell thick of about half centimeter.
    11. Chop squashes scooped kernel. In a different pan, fry these squash bits with some oil and salt until golden and nicely scented.
    12. Add the fried squash to the meat pan, stir well together. Fry for another 2 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste.
    13. Place the squash shells in an ovenproof dish and sweat them in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
    14. Remove temporarily the squash dish from the oven, fill the shells with the meat and vegetable mixture.
    15. Add on their tops some grated hard cheese and a berry tomato (or cherry one) in their middle.
    16. Place again the squash dish in the oven and bake for another 15-20 minute.
    17. Serve them still hot from the oven.

  3. Chicken Liver Braised in Beer Recipe

    February 11, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (3-4 persons):

    • 500 g chicken liver
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1/2 stalk of leek
    • 1-2 teaspoons sweet paprika
    • 1/2 dried hot chilli pepper
    • 500 g mix of frozen carrots and peas
    • 300 ml beer
    • 4-5 tablespoons of juice from a can of pickled beetroot
    • some fresh herbs you have at hand ( I used parsley, lemon balm, thyme)


    Method of preparation:


    1. Chop the garlic and the half leek (some white and some green parts).
    2. In a pan fry slightly(untinl fragrant) the garlic and leek, adding also the paprika and half of a dried hot pepper.
    3. Add the livers to the pan, salt and pepper and half of the beer.
    4. Add some 4-5 tablespoons of juice from a can of pickled beetroot, (it is nice for the dark red coloring but also for taste, if you don’t have, you can replace this with 1-2 tablespoons of fruit vinegar, and maybe 1 tablespoon tomato juice) simmer for 10 minutes on medium-low heat.
    5. Add the frozen vegetables, a cup of water, cover with a lid and simmer for another 10 minutes until the vegetables are done.
    6. Add the remaining half of beer, the herbs and simmer for another 5-10 minutes, util the livers get a nice reddish-brownish color.
    7. Serve it on the plates directly from the pan!