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  1. Grilled Beef Heart with Gremolata and Grilled Asparagus – Recipe

    August 3, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg beef / veal heart
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 bunch of asparagus
    • 1 lime

    for the gremolata:

    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 bunch of parsley leafs
    • 3-4 tablespoons extra olive oil
    • 1 lime
    • salt to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Cut the beef heart into steak-like strips.
    2. Place the heart strips into a bowl, squeeze over the juice of a lime and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir them together and let it marinate for about an hour.
    3. Trim the lower third of the asparagus shoots.
    4. Heat up the grill to high temperature and place the asparagus on the grill. Season them with coarse salt and grille them for a few minutes until they have the grill marks, then turn them on their other sides and repeat. Work in 2-3 batches, not to overcrowd the grill.
    5. After the grilling of the asparagus is finished, place the heart strips on the grill and grill them about 3-4 minutes on each side.
      Prepare the gremolata:
    6. Chop the garlic.
    7. Chop the parsley leafs.
    8. Add together to a small bowl the chopper garlic and chopper parsley, the juice of a lime and the olive oil. Season with salt to taste and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
    9. Serve the heart strips topped with gremolata and with the grilled asparagus on the side.  

  2. Dalmatian Grilled Sardines with Parsley Lemon Garlic Sauce Recipe

    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

    Preparation method:

    1. Defroze the sardines if frozen, wash them in a colander.
    2. Clean and chop the garlic.
    3. Grate the lemons for zest.
    4. 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.
    5. Place the whole sardines in this bowl and cover them with the marinade and let them marinate for half an our.
    6. In another bowl mix the other half of chopped garlic, olive oil, chopped parsley and the juice from a lemon.
    7. Grill the sardines until having charred grill marks 3-4 minutes on each side.

    8. When ready place them on a plate and season with the garlic and parsley sauce and serve with lemon wedges.

  3. Šaltibarščiai – Lithuanian Pink Cold Beet Soup Recipe

    August 14, 2017 by Varga László

    Šaltibarščiai is one of the defining Lithuanian dishes, but also for the neighboring Latvians who call it Aukstā zupa.
    It means literally cold borscht, made with kefir, if you cannot find kefir you can replace it with buttermilk.
    As most Lithuanian dishes, this too is accompanied by potatoes.
    First I ate it when Latvian guests prepared this delicacy for an evening with friends.
    Second time I have tasted when traveling in the Baltic countries last year, in Klaipeda, yumminess in a saucer, great for hot summer days.
    Last days I had some guests, of which Indre, Lithuanian girl from Vilnius. Both with her and her boyfriend, Markus, we had a great time and from one thing to another, we ended up preparing this amazing cold soup, under her supervision 😀.
    Below is her recipe:

    Ingredients ( 6 servings):

    • 500 g potatoes
    • 500 g beetroots
    • 2 l kefir
    • 1 bunch of green onions (about 5)
    • 1 bunch of parsley leaves
    • 1 bunch of dill
    • 3-4 large cucumbers
    • 6 eggs
    • salt to taste

    Preparation method:

    1. Boil the potatoes with skins on. After they are boiled skin them and cut each of them in 4.
    2. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then each one again twice lengthwise. Cut all of these quartered cucumbers in 2 mm slices.
    3. Chop the parsley leaves and dill.
    4. Cut the green parts of green onions into 1 cm pieces.
    5. Pour the kefir in a large pot to hold all ingredients.
    6. Grate the beetroots directly into the kefir pot, stir from time to time to check if you reached the desired pinkish colour.
    7. Boil the eggs hard.
    8. Add the chopped greens – dill, parsley, cucumbers and green onions, and stir them gently into the soup. Add salt to taste.
    9. Add the soup to the fridge to cool down for at least half an hour.
    10. Serve the soup in bowls, on top cut the hard boiled eggs into smaller pieces and sprinkle some extra chopped green leaves.
      On a separate small plate beside serve some of the boiled potatoes.