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  1. Asparagus Cream Soup Recipe

    July 31, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1/2 kg green asparagus
    • 2 medium potatoes
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 200 ml sour cream

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the asparagus stalks, tear their lower woody third of each stalk.
    2. Peel the potatoes and to the pot and using a hand blender dice them into 2cm cubes.
    3. Place the asparagus stalks and the dices potatoes into a large enough pot.
    4. Cover with water, season with salt and pepper and bring to boil.
    5. Cook over medium heat till the potatoes are soft.
    6. Take out of the pot a few asparaguses and cut their tops and set them aside for the garnishing.
    7. Return the rest to the pot and using a hand blender, puree the vegetables to a smooth paste.
    8. If the soup is still too thin, bring to a boil and simmer a few minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, until the soup is thick to your liking.
    9. Serve hot in soup plates, garnish with some of the asparagus tops and a large dollop of sour cream. Grind some extra black pepper on top.

  2. Welsh Cawl – Mutton and Vegetables Soup Recipe

    February 16, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients Serves: 4

    • 1.5 kg lamb neck and shoulder
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 5 medium potatoes
    • 3 medium carrots
    • 1 large parsnip
    • 1/2 swede otherwise called rutabaga – I could not find it, so I had to skip it even though it’s one of the main ingredients 😉
    • 1 leek
    • a quarter of a large celery root or a whole small one
    • 3 small kohlrabi

    Preparation method:

     

    1. Heat the water in a large cooking pot, add the lamb pieces, season with salt and black peppercorns. Simmer for an hour, until the meat is tender.
    2. Meanwhile prepare the vegetables:
    3. Peel the potatoes and cut into large cubes.
    4. Peel the parsnip and cut into large cubes.
    5. Peel the kohlrabi and cut into large cubes.
    6. Peel the celery root and cut into large cubes.
    7. Clean the carrots and cut into large cubes.
    8. When meat is cooked, take it out of the pot and cut it into pieces the same size as the vegetables.
    9. Add all root vegetables, cubed mutton and leave them to simmer for 45 minutes.
    10. Slice the leek into 1 cm slices, both the green and white parts.
    11. Add the sliced leeks to the soup pot, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and cook it for 15 minutes.
    12. Serve hot.

  3. Duck Legs and Potatoes Cooked in Cooked in Coke Recipe

    January 11, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings):

    • 2 duck legs
    • 50 g fresh ginger
    • 750 g potatoes
    • 3-5 garlic cloves
    • 1 l cola soda – either Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola, I used Pepsi 🙂
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 l vegetable frying oil

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Slice the ginger into 1/2 cm slices.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Wash thoroughly the potatoes and cut them into halves.
    4. Place the duck legs on the bottom of a pot, add the ginger slices and chopped garlic, top with the potatoes. Poor over the soda and add salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Cook over medium heat for about 40 minutes, until the duck meat is fork tender.
    6. Take out the potatoes and duck and drain.
    7. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a deeper pan and fry the duck legs till crisp and the potatoes until golden.