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  1. Gulyásleves Recipe – Hungarian Goulash in Cast Iron Kettle

    October 8, 2014 by Varga László

    Gulyasleves Recipe - Hungarian Goulash in Cast Iron Kettle

    I had over a friend from France – Robin – very nice guy and very good blues musician. His plan is to go by hitchhiking all the way to Australia along singing and playing his guitar and harmonica.

    He has seen a lot of places and has been in a lot of places, having a lot of good stories to tell. He has been through Hungary but from his recollection didn’t eat tasty Hungarian food. So I had to correct his impression on Hungarian cuisine. I met with some friends with whom planed for ages to cook, gulyas soup in a cast iron kettle over open fire. This was a very good opportunity to to finally do it.

    We went to our friends garden unpacked the kettle, set the fire and cooked the delicious goulash or gulyas as it’s called in Hungarian. It was the beginning of the summer on a long Sunday warm afternoon prolonging into the cooler night. In the meantime we had fun, singing talking and drinking beers. As it turned out, it was the start of the open fire kettle cooking – since this time we had another five cookouts at the same venue which (apparently) finished for this year at the end of September. Some of the recipes I already shared, some are still to come.

    And here follows the recipe:

    Ingredients (8-10 servings):

    • 2 kg lean veal, preferably,  but you can also use beef    Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 05
    • 1 kg onionsGulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 01
    • 2 whole bulbs of garlicGulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 03
    • 2 kg potatoes
    • 100 ml rendered pork lard or vegetable oil
    • 1/2 kg red/green bell pepperGulyasleves Recipe - Hungarian Goulash in Cast Iron Kettle
    • 4 tomatoes – about 1/2 kg
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
    • sweet and hot paprika to taste ( 1 used about 1 tablespoon sweet and 1 tablespoon hot)

     

    Preparation method:

    1.  Dice the veal into 2 cm cubes.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 06
    2. Chop roughly the onion and garlic.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 04Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 02
    3. Dice the bell peppers.Gulyasleves Recipe - Hungarian Goulash in Cast Iron Kettle
    4. Dice the tomatoes into 1 cm cubes.a2014-09-06-22.24
    5. Clean and dice the potatoes into 2 cm cubes.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 14
    6. Heat the rendered lard/oil into the cast iron kettle.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 07
    7. Add to the kettle the chopped garlic and onion and fry, stirring them about 5 minutes until golden and fragrant.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 08
    8. Add the diced meat Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 09and the hot and sweet paprikaGulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 11
    9. Fry them stirring from time to time for about 15 minutes until the meat has taken a brownish darker color.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 12
    10. Add water to cover and the salt and cumin to taste. Don’t use black pepper, all the hotness of this dish is from the cumin and hot paprika.
    11. Bring to boil and cook over medium fire for about 2-3 hours until the meat is 2/3 done. It depends on the kind of meat you use and don’t’ forget to stir now and then. Because this step is a lengthy one, you can relax and sing a bit as we did with our recent friend Robin Madier.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 13
    12. When the meat is about 2/3 done add the cubed potatoes, replenish with some more water to cover and cook for another circa 20 minutes.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 15
    13. When the potatoes are almost done add the diced bell peppers and tomatoes, add if needed some more salt and sweet/hot paprika to taste.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 18
    14. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, until the tomatoes and peppers mostly melted in the pot of soup.
    15. Serve the soup while hot.Gulyasleves - Hungarian Goulash 19

     

     


  2. Bone Marrow with Sauteed Mushrooms and Pan-Fried Toast Recipe

    March 30, 2013 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • about 2 kg beef or pork bones with marrow
    • 1 bunch of fresh parsley leaves
    • 4 shallotsaFILE0409
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 50 g butter
    • 250 (very) small button mushrooms
    • a half lemon’s juice
    • 100 ml white wine
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • bread, 1/4 inch slices, toasted

    Preparation method:

    1.  Wash thoroughly the bones with marrow.aFILE0405
    2. Cook the in plenty of water for about 2 hours set aside the resulting stock, you can use it for soups and gravies.
    3. Preheat oven to 200 C. Place the marrow bones into an ovenproof dish cut side up, lay it to the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes.aDSC_0162
    4. Meanwhile, chop the garlic and shallots.aFILE0410
    5. In a wok or a frying pan melt the butter an saute the chopped garlic and shallots until fragrant.aFILE0411
    6. Add the washed whole mushrooms, salt and pepper, the wine, half cup of the stock previously produces and half of the lemon juice.aFILE0412
    7. Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes, then remove the lid and simmer until the sauce reduces. Remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.aDSC_0147aDSC_0151
    8. Chop the parsley leaves and add it to the mushroom saute, add the rest of the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir them lightly.
    9. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan. Place the bread slices, salt them lightly and fry them golden-brown on both sides.aFILE0415
    10. Serve a pair of hot from the oven roasted marrow bones, some mushroom-parsley salad and toast slices. When eating, scoop out some marrow and spread it on toast, sprinkle some salt and top it with mushrooms-parsley salad.aFILE0417

     

     

     

    Bone Marrow with Sauteed Mushrooms and Pan-Fried Toast Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • about 2 kg beef or pork bones with marrow
    • 1 bunch of fresh parsley leaves
    • 4 shallots
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 50 g butter
    • 250 (very) small button mushrooms
    • a half lemon's juice
    • 100 ml white wine
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • bread, 1/4 inch slices, toasted

    Preparation method:

    1. Wash thoroughly the bones with marrow.
    2. Cook the in plenty of water for about 2 hours set aside the resulting stock, you can use it for soups and gravies.
    3. Preheat oven to 200 C. Place the marrow bones into an ovenproof dish cut side up, lay it to the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, chop the garlic and shallots.
    5. In a wok or a frying pan melt the butter an saute the chopped garlic and shallots until fragrant.
    6. Add the washed whole mushrooms, salt and pepper, the wine, half cup of the stock previously produces and half of the lemon juice.
    7. Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes, then remove the lid and simmer until the sauce reduces. Remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
    8. Chop the parsley leaves and add it to the mushroom saute, add the rest of the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir them lightly.
    9. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan. Place the bread slices, salt them lightly and fry them golden-brown on both sides.
    10. Serve a pair of hot from the oven roasted marrow bones, some mushroom-parsley salad and toast slices. When eating, scoop out some marrow and spread it on toast, sprinkle some salt and top it with mushrooms-parsley salad.
    http://chefdepaprika.com/2013/03/bone-marrow-sauteed-mushrooms-pan-fired-toast-recipe/


  3. Marinated Veal Liver with Baked Potatoes Recipe

    March 2, 2013 by Varga László

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    Ingredients (4 servings)

    • 1/2 kg veal liver
    • 5 garlic cloves crushed
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 cups semi dry white wine
    • 1 piri piri pepper or other red hot chili pepper
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 50 g butter
    • 8 medium potatoes

    Preparation method:

    1. Slice the liver into very thin slices (about 1 cm or less).aIMG_6556
    2. Place the liver into a bowl and add the crushed garlic, piri piri pepper the bay leaves and white wine. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix them well.aIMG_6560
    3. Leave to marinate overnight.
    4. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the liver slices and fry them for about a half minute on each side.aIMG_6561
    5. Remove the liver and keep warm.aIMG_6562
    6. Add the marinade juice to the pan and boil until the sauce thickens.
    7. Add the liver slices back to the pan and simmer for a minute.aIMG_6568
    8. Wash thoroughly the potatoes and cut them in half.
    9. Place the potato halves into an ovenproof dish , season them with salt and pepper and bake them for an hour.
    10. Serve the liver slices with the hot potatoes from the oven.

     

     

    Marinated Pork Liver with Baked Potatoes Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 kg veal liver
    • 5 garlic cloves crushed
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 cups semi dry white wine
    • 1 piri piri pepper or other red hot chili pepper
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 50 g butter
    • 8 medium potatoes

    Preparation method:

    1. Slice the liver into very thin slices (about 1 cm or less).
    2. Place the liver into a bowl and add the crushed garlic, the bay leaves and white wine. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix them well.
    3. Leave to marinate overnight.
    4. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the liver slices and fry them for about a half minute on each side.
    5. Remove the liver and keep warm.
    6. Add the marinade juice to the pan and boil until the sauce thickens.
    7. Add the liver slices back to the pan and simmer for a minute.
    8. Wash thoroughly the potatoes and cut them in half.
    9. Place the potato halves into an ovenproof dish , season them with salt and pepper and bake them for an hour.
    10. Serve the liver slices with the hot potatoes from the oven.
    http://chefdepaprika.com/2013/03/marinated-pork-liver-baked-potatoes-recipe/