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  1. Mutton Chops with Eggplant Sauce – Indian Recipe

    December 7, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 – 1 1/2 kg mutton chops with some fat on them
    • 2 small eggplants
    • 1 red onion
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 1-2 chilli peppers, depending on their hotness
    • 3 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 1-2 pieces green cardamon, groud or chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • a few parsley leaves to garnish
    • 2 tomatoes for garnishing

    Preparation method

    1. Chop the onion  an the garlic,
    2. Peel the eggplants and dice them into 2 cm cubes.
    3. Remove the fat from the mutton and cut the meat into serving pieces.
    4. Melt the mutton fat in a cooking pot and scoop and discard the cracklings.
    5. Add to the pot the chopped onion and garlic and fry until fragrant.
    6. Add chilli pepper, cumin seeds,  salt and fry for a minute, scoop the contents and set aside leaving some fat in the pot.
    7. Add mutton chops to the pot and sear them by fry for a few minutes on each side.
    8. Return to the pot the fried onions, garlic and spices removed earlier and add turmeric powder, cardamom, chilli powder and fry for another a few seconds stirring.
    9. Add water enough to cover the mutton and simmer for about 40 minutes or until the liquid reduces to a third.
    10. Add the eggplant cubes, cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes until the eggplant is almost melted down in the sauce. If needed, you can add some more water.
    11. Serve with rice and Indian roti or other flat-bread, some tomato wedges and garnish with fresh coriander or parsley leaves.

  2. Crucian Carp Baked in Sour Cream – Russian Recipe

    August 21, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 4-5 medium crucian carps, about 1 kg 
    • 100 g sour cream
    • 1 bunch of  herbs for fish seasoning (including rosemary, sage and parsley)
    • 2 small onions
    • about 4 smaller courgettes (zucchinis)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation method:

    1. Scale the fishes, gut them and remove the gills. Wash them thoroughly.
    2. Slice the onions Into rings.
    3. Chop the herb bouquet.
    4. Stuff the crucian carps with onion rings and and some chopped herbs. Be careful not to put too much herbs because they are very poignant and the fish is small.
    5. In a bowl, mix the remaining chopped herbs with sour cream and season it with salt to taste.
    6. Holding by their tails, dredge the carps on both sides through the sour cream and place them in an oven tray.
    7. Place the fish tray into an oven preheated at 160 C. Bake the fishes about 45 minutes until golden.
    8. Meanwhile prepare the courgettes: wash them and slice them into 1 cm rounds.
    9. Place the courgette slices into a slightly oiled different oven tray. Sprinkle over salt and freshly ground pepper.
    10. Place the zucchini tray in the oven beneath the fish at half of the carps baking time, just to let the heat work on the slices but to leave the juicy and crisp/
    11. Mix the remaining sour cream with the remaining onion rings. and serve on the side with one ore two fish (since they are pretu small) and some baked courgette slices.


  3. Pork Shoulder with Cherry Sauce and Bavarian Semmelknödeln (Dumplings) Recipe

    August 3, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (3-4 servings):

    • about 1 kg of pork shouulder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • a few sage leaves
    • a cup of red wine

    For the Semmelknödeln (dumplings)

    • 4 stale bread rolls
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 250 ml milk
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 onion
    • 4 tablespoons butter 200 ml cream
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 small eggs

    For the cherrie sauce:

    • about 1/2 kg of fresh cherries
    • about a cup of water
    • 1-2 tablespoons honey
    • a pinch of cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


    Preparation method:

    1. Slice the pork shoulder  into 1 cm slices.
    2. Salt pork slices, place them in a bowl, with the sage leaves in-between then pour over the wine.
    3. Let the pork marinade for 2-3 hours or best, overnight.
    4. Melt a bit o butter in a frying pan and fry the pork slices on bouth sides for 2-3 minutes.

    For the Semmelknödeln (dumplings):

    1. Cut the bread rolls  into cubes and salt them lightly.
    2. Heat milk and pour over the bread cubes and let them soak for about 30 minutes.
    3. Peel the onion and chop it finely.
    4. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a small frying pan and saute the onion until translucent, then stir in one tablespoon of parsley.
    5. Add the sauted onion-parsley mix and the two eggs to the soaked bread and knead well. Season with salt and pepper.
    6. In a saucepan, bring plenty of salted water to a boil.
    7. Form a dumpling from the dough and add them into the boiling water. If it doesn’t fall appart with wet hands form the rest of the dough into dumplings, about 10-12 in total, add them into the boiling water and cook them for about 15 minutes.If the test dumpling falls apart, knead a bit of flour in the dough.

    For the cherry sauce:

    1. Wash and stone the cherries.
    2. Add the cherries to a smaller pot and about a cup of water or as much to just cover them.
    3. Bring to boil, add 2 tablespoons of honey, the cinnamon and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
    4. In a separate cup mix thoroughly  together 1 tablespoon cornstarch with about a quarter cup of cold water.
    5. Add it  to the cherry pot and simmer further for a 2 minute or util the sauce thickens.
    Serve two slices of pork shoulder with 3-4 Semmelknödeln dumplings and pour over some cherry sauce.