April 26, 2017 by Varga László
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 kg fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 3 cloves of garlic
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of dried red chili flakes
- 250 g fresh or frozen shrimps
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Fresh green onion
- Slice the mushrooms into 2-3 pieces.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat until very hot.
- Chop the garlic, slice the green onion.
- Add the mushrooms, chopped garlic, chili flakes and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Fry, stirring occasionally, until they get a bit smokey and well browned, around 4 minutes. Transfer them to a plate and set aside.
- Add another spoon of olive oil to the pan and add the shrimps.
- Fry them, turning once for around 2-3 minutes. Squeeze about a tablespoon of lemon juice over.
- Serve the smokey mushrooms mixed with shrimps. Garnish with chopped spring onion.
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June 19, 2016 by Varga László
Ingredients (6 servings):
- 3 whole, long garfishes
- 2-3 lemons
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 bunches of green asparagus
- 50 g butter
- Wash and clean the garfish.
- Cut them into shorter pieces in order to fit into the oven-tray. My fishes were around 3/4 meter long.
- Place the garfish pieces into the tray, squeeze the juice of a lemon over them and grind some pepper and salt onto them.
- Slice the second lemon on the top and lay the slices on top of the fish tray.
- Place the tray in the oven and bake at 150 C it about 1-1 1/2 hour until the fishes’ skins are golden brown.
- Meanwhile clean and trim the asparagus.
- Place them in an ovenproof dish, add ontop some butter slices and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the asparagus dish into the oven and bake until the fish is ready.
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September 2, 2014 by Varga László
I had the idea of this recipe from my holiday in Greece: they have very good wines and plenty of figs, and a lot of yummy seafood, but that will be the focus of other posts.
So, on the way back from Lefkada we stopped at a market and between other goodies bought some figs, a Greek red wine and a big can of extra virgin olive oil. A friend helped me pick the right kind of olive oil because it was only labeled in Greek 😉 .
Back home, I only needed the chicken and on a late August night I cooked the following dish. It was one of the tastiest I cooked or tested lately.
Ingredients (3-4 servings):
- 700 g chicken breasts
- 8-10 fresh figs, even a bit overripe
- 250 ml Imiglykos Greek red wine
- 2 bay leaves
- the juice of half lemon
- 2 tablespoons Greek virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Halve the figs., set aside some halves for decoration.
- Wash the chicken breasts and cut each of them into 4 smaller pieces. Salt and pepper them and leave them 5 minutes.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and, over high heat lightly, fry the chicken breasts on both sides.
- Turn heat to medium low and add the halved figs, wine, lemon juice and bay leaves.
- Simmer for around 20 minutes until sauce reduced and the figs are mostly dissolved in the sauce.
- Serve with rice or potatoes, garnish with the fresh fig halves and some mint leaves.
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