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  1. Chinese Eggplants Indonesian – Style with Garlic Chilli Sauce – Recipe

    August 10, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (3-4 servings):

    • 3 long and thin Chinese eggplants, about 300-400 g
    • ‎1 garlic bulb
    • ‎2 hot chilli peppers, maybe different kinds if you can find
    • ‎1 red pepper – sweet
    • ‎1 teaspoon ground lemongrass
    • ‎1 teaspoon ground kaffir lime leaves
    • ‎1/2 can coconut milk
    • ‎3-4 shallots
    • ‎1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • ‎salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation method :

    1. Cut the eggplants crosswise into 7-10 cm long pieces , then halve each of these lengthwise.
    2. Fill a bowl with cold water and dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt in it.
    3. Add the eggplants to the bowl and leave them to soak out their bitterness for half an hour.
    4. Chop the garlic, shallots and chillies.
    5. Slice the sweet red pepper.
    6. In a steamer or a wok with little water with a lid, steam the eggplants for 5-7 minutes, until soft.
    7. Heat the oil in another wok, add the chopped garlic, chillies and shallots.
    8. Stir-fry over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
    9. Add the red pepper, lemongrass, kaffir lime and some water and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
    10. Add the coconut milk and continue to simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency.
    11. Add the eggplants and simmer for another minute.
    12. Serve while hot with some green leaves on the side.

  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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