MOLE VERDE (MEXICAN GREEN TOMATOES SAUCE)

“Mole Verde” is a Mexican sauce that accompanies grilled meat/seafood, beans and rice. In the original Mexican recipe includes a herb that is called “Epazote”. However, unfortunately it is impossible to find this herb in anywhere else than Mexico. Ingredients 1,5 kg tomatillos -husk tomatoes (If you cannot find husk tomatoes, you substitute it with…

ROASTED LAMB SHOULDER WITH GINGER GRAVY

Ingredients:  Lamb: 1 shoulder of lamb  1⁄2 head of garlic 1,5 cups white wine
 1,5 cups water  Salt & Black pepper  1 bouquet of herbs (laurel, thyme, sage) 1 onion in mirepoix
 1 coffee spoon grated fresh ginger 750 ml chicken stock  Potatoes:  500 g. frying potatoes  Olive oil Prepare the shoulder of lamb by…

ROMESCO SAUCE

Romesco sauce is a speciality of Catalan cuisine. (More specifically it is from Tarragona) It is usually served as a dipping sauce with fish or grilled vegetables. Romesco sauce or a very similar version of it called “Salbitxasa” accompany “calçots” (a special kind of barbecued fresh leek(springonion like vegetable that is eaten in January and…

COCA MALLORQUINA WITH RED BELL PEPPER

Coca is a type of pizza which one of the most important elements of the Balearic cuisine (especially Mallorcan cuisine) There are various types of Coca depending on whether iti is with or without yeast; depending on the topping. (Trempo, Amb Pinxes etc.) Ingredients Dough: -2 cups of flour (250 gr) -1 cup of water…

RIOJA STYLE LAMB STEW

The recipe of today is from La Rioja which is famous for its renowned local wine industry. The “Rioja wine” produced from the grapes of the vineyards of the Ebro Valley has a Designation of Order (denominación de origen calificada) as well. La Rioja region has a strong culinary culture, too. The Rioja style lamb…

PATATAS A LA IMPORTANCIA

This is a typical dish of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y Leon; however it is a quite popular in the family cuisines of Madrid as well. It can be served as an appetizer or a garniture with meat.  Ingredients: – 4 potatoes – 2 eggs – 50 gr of flour (glutenfree) – 40 gr…

ZUCCHINI TAGLIETELLE WITH PESTO SAUCE

Today, I have been to Makro Cash&Carry Market (Disneyland of aspiring cooks) and I found a great deal and bought 1 kilo of pine nuts for an incredible price. To celebrate this great deal and to make use of the basil from my flowerpot farm at home; I decided to prepare pesto sauce. I am…

GOULASH SOUP

Sometimes (well, actually “usually”)  an unexpected destination  gives you the maximum happiness. Budapest was one of those destinations for me. For several reasons, I left without no plans for my vacations; I was looking for a budget holiday plan; then booked my flight to Budapest as it was the cheapest international destination available.   I spent 64 hours there yet…

LAVENDER PANNA COTTA

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in an endless lavender field, breath in the perfect smell surrounding you… What do you think? How do you feel? 2 years ago while I am strolling in the lavender fields of Sault, Roissilon and Gordes of Provence in France, I was teleported to my childhood by that lovely…

BRIOCHE

Foie Gras Torchon served with Brioche is one of the iconic dishes of the French Cuisine. Moreover, Brioche is a perfect option for breakfast with some jam or it can accompany your afternoon tea. As I have to eat glutenfree, I baked my Brioche with glutenfree flour, but if you bake it with ordinary flour…