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  1. Menudo – Mexican Hangover Soup with Tripe and Turkey Recipe

    July 9, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (8-10 servings):

    • 1.5 kg tripe precooked
    • 1.5 kg turkey wings
    • 3 medium onions
    • 3-4 bay leafs
    • 1 bulb of garlic
    • 3 green chili peppers
    • 3 celery stalks
    • 200 g tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon oregano
    • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
    • 2 limes
    • 1 kg of oyster mushrooms
    • 1 medium red onion for garnishing
    • a bunch of parsley or coriander leaves for garnishing
    • salt and pepper to taste.

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash the tripe in 1-2 bowls of fresh water.
    2. Chop the onions. Or even if you just clean them, they will dissolve during the hours of boiling.
    3. Disjoint the turkey wings.
    4. Clean the garlic cloves.
    5. Add the tripe to a large cooking pot ( I used an open fire kettle, because I cooked outside). Fill with enough water to cover it . Start cooking.
    6. Add the turkey pieces, onion, garlic and bay leafs.
    7. Grille the green chili peppers, turning them a few times, until a bit charred on all their sides.
    8. Chop the grilled chili peppers.
    9. Cut the celery stalks in smaller pieces to fit the pot and add to the soup.
    10. Season with the sweet and hot paprika.
    11. Add the tomato puree and season with the oregano and some extra paprika if needed. 
    12. Slice roughly the mushrooms to have sort of a similar shape with the tripe.
    13. When the tripe and turkey has cooked for about 90 minutes, add the chopped mushrooms to the kettle with the soup and continue to cook until the mushrooms are cooked, about another 30 minutes.
    14. Slice thinly the red onions.
    15. Chop the parsley.
    16. Cut the remaining lime into wedges.
    17. When the soup is cooked, serve while hot in soup bowls garnished with some chopped parsley (coriander/cilantro if you like it, but I do not 🙂 ), some slices of red onion and a wedge of lime.

  2. 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.

  3. Turkey Breast Braised with Shiitake Mushrooms and Amaretto with Rainbow Carrots Sauteed in Butter Recipe

    January 19, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients:

    • 500 g turkey breast
    • 500 g rainbow carrots
    • 150 g butter
    • 200 g shiitake mushrooms
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 100 ml amaretto liquor, Italian almond one
    • salt and pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Slice the breast into 4 thin slices.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Slice the shiitake mushrooms.
    4. Slice the rainbow carrots.
    5. Salt and pepper on both sides the turkey slices.
    6. Melt 25 g of the butter in a frying pan.
    7. Gently fry the turkey slices on each side for 1 minute or so.
    8. Next sautee the carrots: Because I have higher and darker colors and I didn’t want to tint the ligher ones, I sauteed them in two batches in different skillets:
    9. Heat 25 g of butter in two separate skillets.
    10. Sautee in one the lighter colored carrots – yellows, oranges, greens for about five minutes. Add a bit of salt up to your taste.
    11. In the other skillet we’ll sautee the darker ones – purples and darker oranges.
    12. Separately in another 25 g of butter sautee lightly the shiitake mushrooms.
    13. Add to this skillet the seared turkey fillets, the chopped garlic, pour over the amaretto and add a bit more of butter. Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for 3-4 minutes over low heat.
    14. Serve while hot the turkey fillets with shiitake amaretto sauce next to the visual splendor of the sauteed rainbow carrots.