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
- Defroze the sardines if frozen, wash them in a colander.
- Clean and chop the garlic.
- Grate the lemons for zest.
- 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.
- Place the whole sardines in this bowl and cover them with the marinade and let them marinate for half an our.
- In another bowl mix the other half of chopped garlic, olive oil, chopped parsley and the juice from a lemon.
- Grill the sardines until having charred grill marks 3-4 minutes on each side.
- When ready place them on a plate and season with the garlic and parsley sauce and serve with lemon wedges.
Category Fish | Tags: chili pepper,fish,garlic,grilled,lemon,olives,parsley,sardines | No Comments
July 31, 2017 by Varga László
Category Greek, salad | Tags: cherry tomatoes,cucumber,green onions,olive oil,olives,oregano | No Comments
August 28, 2012 by Varga László
Hogget is a lamb between 1 and 2 years. Therefore it has a very subtle taste in-between lamb and mutton, if you like it more rare (and I cooked it more so) leave it roast less, if the liking si more well done roast half an hour plus.
This is also a meat the I bought from the farmers market, I had another get-together with friends and got to the market to see what the fresh and eye charming meat we found. Therefore hogget was the choice of this time.
Ingredients (6-8 servings)
- 1 hogget leg, the behind one is quite bigger and meatier 😉
- 200 g olives stuffed with anchovies
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 teaspoon Xerxes vinegar (or else you have more at hand)
- 1-2 tablespoons wine
- 4 cloves of garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- about 6-8 branches of thyme
- 100 ml wine, white or otherwise
- salt and pepper to taste
For the roasted vegetables:
- a medium (wild) green zucchini
- 1/2 kg potatoes
- 1 head of cauliflower
- about 8 small white eggplants
- 4 medium yellow onions
- Wash and clean thoroughly the hogget leg.
- In a food processor blend together the olives filled with anchovies, honey, garlic, wine, vinegar and 1 lemon’s zest.
- Blend it until it forms a smooth paste thick/thin enough to be spread, if needed add some more wine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat the oven to 220 C.
- Place the hogget leg into an oven tray.
- Brush the paste over the hogget leg carefully so the whole covered.
- Put some more thyme branches and the other lemon cut into eight.
- f you have a gas oven, baste with some more wine while roasting. In electric oven you can still baste it but it’s optional.
- Roast for about 2-2 1/2 hours depending on the size of the hogget and how you like it – rare / medium / well done. Check with a steak fork to sea the meat’s consistency.
- While roasting the meat prepare the vegetables to roast, I had some cauliflower, small white aubergines, wild green zucchinis, yellow onions and potatoes.
- Cut the zucchinis in two then slice them more into quarters or so.
- Separate the cauliflower into smaller florets.
- Cut the onions into quarters.
- Crest the potatoes (in their skins) and place them in the oven first since they need the most time to cook. Spread some salt and pepper and drizzles of olive oil over the vegetables.
- After some 20 minute place the other vegetables on the roasting trays an lay them into the oven, below the hogget. Let them roast for another 20 minutes.
- Remove the hogget from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes to cool a bit down.
- Carve meat pieces and serve with the roasted vegetables.
Category Lamb | Tags: cauliflower,eggplant,garlic,honey,lamb,lemo,olives,onions,oven,potato,roasted,thyme,vegetables,wine,zucchini | 2 Comments