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  1. Vietnamese Hardshell Clams Cooked in Elderflower Cordial with Lime, Garlic, Ginger, Chili Peppers

    July 25, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (1-2 servings):

    • 400 g Vietnamese hard shell clams
    • 300 ml elderflower cordial
    • 2-3 garlic cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ginger freshly minced
    • 1 small dried red chili
    • 1-2 teaspoons fish sauce
    • 1 lime
    • 1-2 green onions

    Preparation method:

    1. If using frozen clams, leave them in cold water for half an hour or so.
    2. Wash them in two bowls of water until the water in the bowl is clear.
    3. Chop the garlic.
    4. Chop the ginger.
    5. Chop the dried chili into flakes.
    6. Chop the green onion and parley.
    7. Cut the lime into wedges.
    8. Place the clams into a smaller pot, add the garlic, ginger, chili flakes and pour the elder flower cordial just enough to cover them all with liquid.
    9. Squeeze the juice of quarter of a lime.
    10. Cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes until the clams have opened.
    11. Adjust the taste with fish salt and black pepper to your liking.
    12. Serve with chopped green onions, chopped parley and some lime wedges.

  2. Poached Herring Fillets with Tomatoes and Green Garlic – Recipe

    June 25, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

     

    • 300 g herring fillets
    • 1 ripe large tomaro
    • 50m ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 green garlic
    • 1 red chili pepper
    • salt and freshly ground pepper

     

    Preparation method:

     

    1. Sprinkle the herring fillets with salt an freshly ground pepper.
    2. Cut the tomato in thin wedges.
    3. Slice the green garlic.
    4. Pour the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed frying pan and add about an even amount of water.
    5. Heat the pan to boiling temperature and add the herring fillets, tomato wedges, green garlic and chili peppers.
    6. Poach carefully the fillets over low heat flipping once for about 1 minute each side.
    7. Repeat these in batches, not to overcrowd the skillet.
    8. From time to time replenish the water that gets evaporated in the process.
    9. Leave the tomato slices a bit more to poach and release their juices.
    10. Serve he fillets together with green garlic and tomatoes, drizzled with the tomato-olive oil juices from the pan.

  3. 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.