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  1. Salmorejo Recipe – Spanish Cold Soup from Andalucia

    June 22, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 2 cans of peeled tomatoes
    • half of baguette
    • 1-2 peppers (red or green)
    • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 2-3 garlic cloves
    • 1-2 teaspoons Sherry Vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
    • a few slices of jamon serrano (Spanish ham) – optional

    Preparation method:

    1. Add the canned peeled tomatoes to the blender.
    2. Blend at high-speed for about halt a minute until the tomatoes transformed to a sauce.
    3. Break the baguette into smaller pieces with your hands.
    4. Dice the hard boiled eggs.
    5. Add the baguette, peppers and garlic to the blender.
    6. Season with vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    7. Blend until the bread and others break down to a smooth paste.
    8. Start blending again at medium speed and drizzle slowly the olive oil through the opening on the top of the blender so the olive oil gets emulsified mayonnaise-like.
    9. Add about one egg of the diced ones to the blender and blend it till incorporated into the soup.
    10. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.
    11. Serve in smaller bowls with the diced hard boiled eggs and some jamon serrano, Spanish ham. I left out the ham and used only eggs.

  2. Watermelon Gazpacho – Summer Cold Soup Recipe

    August 25, 2017 by Varga László

     

    Ingredients:

    • 1 kg tomatoes
    • 1 kg watermelon
    • 1 cucumber peeled and cut into large chunks
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 lime
    • 1 red pepper
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 100 g shelled pistachios
    • 1 small red onion

    Preparation method:

    1. Cut the tomatoes into large cubes.
    2. Peel the cucumber and cut into cubes.
    3. Deseed the watermelon and cut into pieces.
      Keep a few wedges with their _skins_ for garnishing.
    4. Slice the red pepper.
    5. Add the cubed tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, watermelon, garlic and the juice of a half lime to a bowl.
    6. With a hand blender turn all into a smooth paste, season with salt and freshly ground pepper according to your taste.

    7. Refrigerate it for a few hours before serving.
    8. Serve the soup chilled into smaller bowls, sprinkle on top some pistachios and _slices_ of red onions.
    9. Stick a wedge of watermelon and a slice lemon in the edge of the bowls.

  3. Stuffed Mushrooms with Gorgonzola and Mozzarella Recipe

    June 14, 2016 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 kg bigger portobello/champignon mushrooms
    • 200 g cherry tomatoes
    • 100 ml tomato paste (passata)
    • 100 g mozzarella cheese
    • 100 g gorgonzola cheese
    • 1 red hot chili pepper
    • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and clean the mushrooms, removing their stems.
    2. Chop the mushroom stems and the chili peppers.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chopped mushrooms and chilies.a2016-06-11-17.51.36
    4. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and passata, keep frying and stirring until thickens.a2016-06-11-17.58
    5. Add half of the grated mozzarella and keep stirring for a few seconds until it’s melted and fully incorporated into the sauce.
    6. Place the mushrooms in a tray top side down and scoop on each of them some sauce.a2016-06-11-18.05
    7. Add to each mushroom some gorgonzola cubes a2016-06-11-18.08and top with grated mozzarella.a2016-06-11-18.11
    8. Place the tray with mushroom in the oven and bake at 150 C for about 10-15 minutes until the cheeses have melted.a2016-06-11-18.26
    9. Serve while still hot and melting 😉