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  1. Mutton Lentil Stew Recipe – Recipe

    July 29, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

    • 2 kg mutton leg
    • 500 g lentils
    • 20 green peppercorns
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 100 ml Italian tomato sauce
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 parsley root
    • 2-3 pickled chillies

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop coarsely the garlic.
    2. In a large pot heat up the vegetable oil, add the chopped garlic and saute for about a minute.
    3. Add the mutton slices with enough water to cover it all. Season with salt to taste.
    4. Bring to boil and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
    5. Add the lentils and green peppercorns and cook for another hour until the lentils and meat have softened.
    6. Clean and slice the parsley root.
    7. Slice the parsley root.
    8. Slice the pickled chillies.
    9. Add the tomato paste, parsley root slices, pickled chillies and adjust salt to your taste.
    10. Cook for another 10 minutes or until the parsley roots are done.

  2. Lamb and Artichoke Stew – Recipe

    July 18, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings)

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 kg lamb
    • 3 medium yellow onions
    • half a lemon
    • 1 head of garlic
    • 200 ml red wine
    • 100 ml tomato passata (thicker tomato juice)
    • 4 large artichokes
    • salt and black pepper to taste


    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Cut the lamb into 2 cm cubes.
    4. In a large pot, add the fattier pieces of lamb and over low heat render them to fat.
    5. Add the chopped onions and garlic and saute about 5-7 minutes over medium heat, until the onions are soft and fragrant.
    6. Add the cubed lamb, the red wine, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil and cook over medium-low heat for about half an hour.
    7. Add the tomato paste, lemon juice and keep cooking for another 30 minutes.
    8. Clean the artichokes: Remove their outermost tough leaves.
    9. Using a sharp knife cut the top third part of the artichokes.
    10. Cut each artichoke into a quarters and using a paring knife carefully remove the choke of each piece.
    11. Once cut and cleaned place the pieces into a bowl with lemon juice and water or directly into the stew pot, so they do not oxidize.
    12. After added all the artichokes quarters cook the stew for another 20 minutes or so. Adjust salt and pepper to your liking.
    13. Serve ornating with some chopped green garlic and a lemon wedge.

  3. Turkey Hearts and Mushrooms Stew – Hungarian Pörkölt Recipe

    June 27, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

    • 1 kg turkey hearts
    • 200 g dried black trumpet mushrooms
    • 1 large onion
    • 2-3 garlic cloves
    • 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 200 ml sour cream to garnish

    Preparation method:

    1. Dice the onion.
    2. Chop the garlic cloves.
    3. Halve lengthwise each turkey heart.
    4. Wash them of clogged blood under running water, then cut them once again in 2, so the hearts finish quartered.
    5. Heat the oil in a large pot, add the quartered hearts and fry over medium heat until browned and rendered some fat, keep stirring meanwhile.
    6. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and continue frying over medium heat for a few minutes, until the onions have softened.
    7. Add the dried mushrooms and water enough to cover the contents of the pot and some more, add the sweet paprika, season with salt and pepper.
    8. Bring to boil and cook for an hour, until the mushrooms and hearts have softened to your liking. Add some more water to the cooking dish if the sauce has thickened too much.
    9. Serve in soup spaltes with a dollop or two of sour cream and some parsley leafs on the side.