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  1. Mediterranean Roasted Artichoke with Feta Cheese – Recipe

    April 8, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 2 large globe artichokes
    • 1 lemon’s juice
    • 1 tablesoonextra virgin olive oil
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
    • 100 g feta cheese
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Cube the feta cheese into small cubes..
    2. Cut off the stalk of the artichokes, then cut them lengthwise, using a sharp knife artichoke, in half .
    3. Using a small and sharp paring knife, remove their choke – the hairy inside part.
    4. Have prepared the lemon at hand, so after finishing cleaning each artichoke , to squeeze plenty of lemon juice over their cuts quickly, not to oxidize.
    5. In an ovenproof dish , place the artichokes halves cut side up, season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Place a clove of garlic in the hollowed middle of every artichoke half  and 2-3 cubes of feta cheese. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over them.
    6. Preheat the oven to 200 C and roast the artichokes in there for 30-40 minutes.

  2. Dalmatian Grilled Sardines with Parsley Lemon Garlic Sauce Recipe

    February 23, 2018 by Varga László

     

    Ingredients (4 servings)

    • 1 kg sardines (fresh or frozen)
    • a bunch of parsley
    • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
    • 1 head garlic
    • 1 lemon
    • extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 100 g olives
    • 2 large tomatoes
    • a few chili peppers

    Preparation method:

    1. Defroze the sardines if frozen, wash them in a colander.
    2. Clean and chop the garlic.
    3. Grate the lemons for zest.
    4. In a bowl mix place the grated lemon peel, half of the chopped garlic and the rosemary torn from sprigs.Add extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, whisk them a bit.
    5. Place the whole sardines in this bowl and cover them with the marinade and let them marinate for half an our.
    6. In another bowl mix the other half of chopped garlic, olive oil, chopped parsley and the juice from a lemon.
    7. Grill the sardines until having charred grill marks 3-4 minutes on each side.

    8. When ready place them on a plate and season with the garlic and parsley sauce and serve with lemon wedges.

  3. Chicken with Lemon and Gin Recipe

    January 22, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg chicken drumsticks
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • half of a lemon
    • 50-70 ml gin
    • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1-2 teaspoons yellow spanish / paella food coloring
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • mint leaves for garnishing

     

    Preparation method:

    1. I cooked the chicken until half done as the base for a green bean soup.
    2. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the soup and add them to a smaller pot with 500 ml soup.
    3. Add the chopped garlic, gin, the juice of the half lemon, salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Cook over medium low heat until the chicken is done and the liquid is reduced sufficiently.
    5. Dissolve the cornstarch in cold water and add it to the stew together with some of the yellow food coloring according to your taste.
    6. Serve with golden potatoes and garnish with the mint leaves.