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  1. Watermelon Gazpacho – Summer Cold Soup

    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.

  2. Stuffed Mushrooms with Gorgonzola and Mozzarella

    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 😉

  3. Aquapazza – Italian Seafood Soup Recipe

    September 16, 2015 by Varga László

    Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 8

    Ingredients (4-6 servings)

    • 500 g mulletsAquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 1
    • 500 g mussels
    • 500 g mackerel fillets
    • 4 tomatoes
    • 1 garlic head
    • 1 red hot chili pepper
    • 2 green onion
    • olive oil
    • 200 ml Italian red wine – I used some Montepulciano
    • 200 ml water
    • Salt to taste
    • grated mozzarella (optional)

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash and clean the fishes and mussels.
    2. Chop the garlic and chili pepper.
    3. Dice finely the tomatoes.
    4. Heat the olive oil in a medium soup pot, add the garlic and fry it until fragrant over medium heat.  Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 2
    5. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and keep frying, stirring until tomatoes are softenAquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 3
    6. Add the cleaned mullets and mussels and fry them for another 1-2 minutes.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 4
    7. Add the wine and water and the mackerel fillets and cook for about 3-5 minutes over low heat.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 5Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 6
    8. Add the chopped green onions and cook for another 30 seconds.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 7
    9. Serve while hot, garnish with some extra chopped green onions.
    10. You can top it with some grated mozzarella to melt.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 9