Posts Tagged ‘seasons’

Printre picaturi

Printre picaturi sa nu uitam de soc, e vremea pentru socata si mancare de cartofi noi.

Socata

Socata

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Winter cabbage

It’s almost winter now and the vegetables market reflects that feeling. The piles of cabbage felt appealing to me and I decided on a cabbage winter dish recipe (also in romanian).

Winter cabbage

Winter cabbage

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Friptura de porc la cuptor

O reteta de iarna tocmai buna pentru masa de craciun:

Friptura de porc la cuptor

Friptura de porc la cuptor

Ingrediente

  • 1 kg de muschi/file de porc complet dezghetat
  • putina slanina
  • putina carne afumata
  • condimente: usturoi, cimbru, piper, coriandru
  • garnitura: cartofi sau ciuperci

Metoda

  • carnea se curata foarte bine si se impaneaza cu slanina, carne afumata si usturoi
  • se presara cu condimente (sarea eu o pun la sfarsit)
  • cartofii se amesteca cu cimbru, sare, piper coriandru si putin ulei
  • se pun la cuptor pentru 20 – 30 minute sau pana carnea devine foarte moale si alba (se testeaza cu o furculita care trebuie sa intre usor).
  • pofta buna si craciun fericit!

Varza calita de iarna

In piata a venit iarna. Ma invarteam cu tristete printre tarabe cautand inspiratie cand am dat cu ochii de varza (see recipe in english). Cumva o rotita s-a invartit si asa mi-a venit ideea sa fac varza calita in acelasi fel ca vinetele de urgenta in tigaia de teflon pe foc mic, mic.

Varza calita (photo updated 2009-11-13)

Varza calita (photo updated 2009-11-13)

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Cauliflower, tomatoes salad

Just a very simple and tasty salad recipe (salata de conopida si rosii)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, boiled
  • 2-3 red tomatoes (or a mix of orange and red tomatoes)
  • fresh summer savory and basil
  • seasonings: I used ginger vinegar, olive oil and preserved lemons sauce

Preparation

  • just mix everything and season to taste
  • for a bit of spiciness you could add a bit or fresh cut red peppers

Green squash dish

The green squash dish (mâncare de dovlecei/mancare de dovlecei) is another “green” and very simple dish after the peas soup recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 young squash (about 30 cm in length)
  • one green onion
  • dill, lovage

Preparation

  • cut the ends of the squash, peal the skin and cut in small pieces either round or square as you prefer. Take care with the liquid and wash your hand, it can be irritating otherwise
  • cut and brown the onion in 2 tbs of oil
  • add the squash and water just to cover
  • boil until soft
  • cut the dill and add 1 minute before the end
  • cut the lovage and add it just before serving it
  • enjoy

Peas soup

A very fresh and green recipe (supă de mazăre/supa de mazare in romanian).

Ingredients

  • Green fresh peas
  • mint and dill
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Preparation

  • clean the peas and add water to cover by 2 fingers
  • boil for 5-10 minutes until the peas interior is soft
  • drain and keep the liquid
  • with a blender mix the peas, dill and mint. Don’t blend too much. Take good care not the splash yourself with the hot liquid. Add salt and pepper by taste, the oil and water (from the one you boiled the peas in) until you reach the desired consistency.
  • add some extra mint leaves for the fancy look
  • enjoy.

Alternative

As an alternative you can make mashed peas with the consistency of mashed potatoes if you don’t add any water to the end. This can be used in the place of mashed potatoes for a different taste.

Couscous spinach

While it might seem a strange combination proved a very tasty and simple fasting idea.

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Ingredients

  • 1kg spinach
  • 2 green onions
  • couscous

Preparation

  • clean the spinach, leave only the leaves, clean well with water
  • bring a salted cup of water to boil
  • add the spinach leaves and leave for 5 minutes to boil
  • drain and cut, keep some of the liquid
  • cut the onion and start browning it in oil or butter
  • add the spinach and half of cup of the spinach liquid and cook for 10 more minutes in the oven
  • serve with couscous
  • enjoy

Alternative

  • as an alternative I also tried pigweed with couscous, equally good and even more considering the specific flavor and the more exotic color

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Spinach tagliatelle

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg spinach
  • 50 gr ham
  • a bunch green onion
  • 250 gr tagliatelle
  • butter
  • some cheese

Preparation

  • clean the spinach by leaving only the leaves
  • start boiling 200 ml water with salt (yes, that little)
  • when boiling add the spinach, it will greatly shrink
  • leave 5 min then drain well and cut
  • cut the onion
  • boil the tagliatelle, drain and wash
  • in a wok melt the butter with onion then add ham, spinach and pasta
  • leave 5 min, cut the flame, add cheese and cover
  • let the cheese melt and enjoy

New potatoes recipe

Ro: mancare de cartofi noi

Mancare de cartofi noi

Mancare de cartofi noi

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