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  1. Veal Braised in Soymilk, Cauliflower Puree and Blackberries Sauteed in Butter Recipe

    January 8, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg veal loin
    • 1 l soy milk
    • 1 garlic head
    • 2 sprigs of rosemary
    • 1 medium cauliflower
    • 100 g butter
    • 50-100 ml double cream
    • 1/2 kg blackberries
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the garlic.
    2. Cut the veal loin into 2 cm slices.
    3. Add into a pot the veal and chopped garlic, cover with the soy milk , salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Bring to boil and simmer on low fire for about one and a half hour.
    5. Clean the cauliflower and cut into pieces to fit into a second pot.
    6. Fill the pot with water and add salt to taste.
    7. Cook over medium heat for about 40-60 minutes until the cauliflower softens.
    8. Remove the cauliflower pieces from the liquid and add them to a bowl.
    9. Add half of the butter and double cream, add some extra salt if needed, blend it into a puree.
    10. Wash the blackberries.
    11. Melt the other half of the butter in a frying pan and toss in the blackberries.
    12. Sprinkle (only) a bit of salt and saute them for circa 2 minutes.
    13. Serve the cauliflower puree with the braised veal and top it with the sauteed blackberries.

  2. Frogs Legs French Style – en Persillade Recipe

    April 21, 2017 by Varga László

    Frogs Legs French Style - en Persillade

    Ingredients:

    • about 12 pairs of frogs legs
      12 pairs of frogs legs
    • 1 1⁄2 cups milk
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup flour
    • 150 g butter
    • 4-5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
      cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • fresh lemon juice
    • 50 ml dry white wine
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
      chopped fresh parsley

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Thaw the frogs legs if frozen.
    2. Add the frogs legs and milk in a bowl and let them marinate for about one hour / one hour and a half.
      Add the frogs legs in milk
    3. Place the flour on a soup plate, add salt and pepper, and mix it with a fork.
      Frogs Legs French Style - en Persillade
    4. Dredge the legs in the flour, one at a time,
      Dredge the legs in the flourshaking off excess, and transfer to another plate.Frogs Legs French Style - en Persillade
    5. Heat the. butter in a large frying pan over high heat.
    6. Add the frogs legs and fry them, flipping once, until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
    7. Add another spoonful of butter, the garlic, parsley, juice squeezed from half of a lemon, and cook, swirling the pan, for another minute.
      Frogs Legs French Style - en Persillade
    8. Serve while fresh and warm with lemon slices on the side.

  3. Cullen Skink – Scottish Fish Soup Recipe

    January 30, 2015 by Varga László

    Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 9

    Cullen Sink is a fish soup from North East coast of Scotland, from the fishing village of Cullen – hence its name, skink is a local word in Scots for soup.

    The recipe’s main ingredients are smoked fish (haddock) and potatoes, with addition of milk and butter for its creaminess.  Its somewhat similar to the American chowder and the French bisque.

    I came across Cullen Skink by watching Heston Blumenthal’s – In Search of Perfection – The Fish Pie Episode. He goes to Scotland in search for ingredients and tastes this wonderful creamy soup.

    Next day, on Sunday evening some friends came over and because of the cold weather from outside I wanted to cook something hearty – a soup or a stew. I had the Cullen Skink in my mind for a whole day and decided to cook it. It was a very good choice, all my friends liked it and one of them, Anca, almost literally licked the pot.

    Because she loves fish dishes and specially sops I promised her to cook soon some other fish dish, maybe Hungarian – Halászlé, maybe Italian – Acqua pazza or Brodetto, perhaps some Asian fish soup.

    Although the original recipe had smoked haddock, I had to replace it with smoked mackerel, not being to find haddock in time.

    So here is my recipe:

    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 500 g of smoked haddock – I used smoked mackerelCullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 1
    • 500 g potatoes
    • butter
    • 3 small onions
    • 750 ml full fat (whole) milk
    • salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 1-2 bay leaves
    • 1 green onion

    Preparation method:

    1. Peel and dice the potatoes into 1 cm cubes.Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 2
    2. Cook them until soft then mash them and set aside.
    3. Place the smoked fish in a pot, add the bay leaves and enough milk to cover the fish.Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 4
    4. Bring it to boil and poach the fish over low heat for about 8-10 minutes.
    5. Remove the fish from the milk. Carefully flake the fish removing all the bones and skins.
    6. Slice thinly the onions. Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 5
    7. Melt the butter in a pan and add the onions. Sweat the onions over medium low heat for about 10 minutes, without browning them.Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 6
    8. From time to time, add some cooking water from the potatoes to prevent the onions from caramelizing.
    9. Add the mashed potatoes and the milk from the fish pot.
    10. Bring to boil and add if needed some milk until the desired consistency/creaminess.
    11. Add the fish flakes, stir gently and season to taste with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
    12. Serve immediately while still hot, garnished with sliced green onions.Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 8 Cullen Skink - Scottish Fish Soup 7