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  1. Salmorejo Recipe – Spanish Cold Soup from Andalucia

    June 22, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 2 cans of peeled tomatoes
    • half of baguette
    • 1-2 peppers (red or green)
    • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 2-3 garlic cloves
    • 1-2 teaspoons Sherry Vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
    • a few slices of jamon serrano (Spanish ham) – optional

    Preparation method:

    1. Add the canned peeled tomatoes to the blender.
    2. Blend at high-speed for about halt a minute until the tomatoes transformed to a sauce.
    3. Break the baguette into smaller pieces with your hands.
    4. Dice the hard boiled eggs.
    5. Add the baguette, peppers and garlic to the blender.
    6. Season with vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    7. Blend until the bread and others break down to a smooth paste.
    8. Start blending again at medium speed and drizzle slowly the olive oil through the opening on the top of the blender so the olive oil gets emulsified mayonnaise-like.
    9. Add about one egg of the diced ones to the blender and blend it till incorporated into the soup.
    10. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.
    11. Serve in smaller bowls with the diced hard boiled eggs and some jamon serrano, Spanish ham. I left out the ham and used only eggs.

  2. Asparagus Frittata – Italian Omelette

    June 8, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • the bottoms of a bunch of asparagus
    • 4 free range eggs
    • 1 medium onion
    • olive oil
    • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Discard the woody third of the asparagus stalks.
    2. Cut in small pieces the asparagus.
    3. Chop the onion.
    4. Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
    5. Add the Parmesan cheese, stir it in the egg to incorporate smoothly. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    6. Heat the olive oil in a smaller frying pan.
    7. Add the chopped onion and fry lightly until a bit fragrant for about 2 minutes.
    8. Add the chopped asparagus and keep frying for a few minutes until cooked.
    9. Pour over the egg mixture in the skillet, distribute it equally over the asparagus, cover and fry over medium heat for 5 minutes.
    10. By now the surface of the omelette should be thickened ready to be flipped.
    11. Either by a quick move of hand or with the help of the lid, flip the omelette.
    12. Fry the other surface of the omelette for 2 minutes.
    13. Serve while still warm, grate some extra Parmesan if you like it.

  3. 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.