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Celeriac Steak

Celeriac steak

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Wannabe meat & such
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pcs Celeriac (choose a big one)

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut the celeriac in slices of about 1cm
  • Fill a big pot with water
  • Add salt (quite a lot, it must taste “too salty”)
  • Add the celeriac and bring it to a boil
  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes – the slices should be “al dente”, not too soft
  • Fish them out and let them cool down

Notes

The “steaks” can now be crumbed, marinated or flavored as you please, then pan-fry or  barbecue them. YUMMY! The cooked celeriac slices can even be frozen.

Oven Grilled Potatoes

Oven Grilled Potatoes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2-4 pcs Potatoes (depending on size)
  • 2-3 tsp Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 tsp Potato spice mix (or dried chili, parmasan cheese for exa.)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 200°C
  • Clean the potatoes (you don’t necessarely have to peel them)
  • Cut them in half
  • Put some olive oil on the sliced side so it covers it
  • Add some sea salt and other spices – whatever you like
  • Put the in to the oven for about 45 – 50 minutes, at about 200 deg. C

Notes

This is a perfect side dish and so easy to prepare- especially if you have no time (or can’t be bothered with complicated cooking…). Plus it tastes really good and goes with actually everthing ?

Italian Tomato Sauce – “salsa di pomodoro”

Italian Tomato Sauce “salsa di pomodoro”

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pc Onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp Italian spices, dried
  • 1 pc Chili chopped, in case you like it hot = “ all'arrabbiata"
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 can Tinned tomatoes or fresh if available
  • 1-2 tbsp Tomato purée
  • 1 dl Red wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Chop the onion, chili and the garlic
  • Heat up the olive oil in a pan, when hot add onion and garlic (and chili), let it fry for 2-3 minutes, stir now and then so you don't burn the onion
  • Add the red wine and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and let it cook for a few minutes
  • Add the tomato purée, spices, pepper and salt
  • Let it simmer for about 30 minutes on low temperature. FATTO!

Notes

Serve this tasty “salsa” with spaghetti or penne of your choice, don’t forget the grated parmesan cheese and some bred – and a nice glass of red wine of course!
If you want to have the tomato sauce on a pizza, just let it cook without lid for 10-15 minutes or until it get a thicker consistence.

A Green Starter with Hummus

A Green Starter with Hummus

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack, Starter
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 dl Olive Oil
  • 1/2 dl Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 pc Chili
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients in a food processor and mince it to a smooth, creamy consistence
  • Put it in a serving bowl, create some dents with a fork and place some chickpeas, leaves, chili etc. as decoration. Add a swig or two of olive oil on top

Notes

It is served as a snack together with vegetables after your own choice, simply instead of chips or other "rich-in-calories" snacks. It's healthy, looks beautiful and your guests will love it.
By the way, it also goes wonderfully with your barbecued goodies!
 

Spaghetti “Aglio e Olio” (garlic and oil)

Spaghetti “Aglio e Olio” (garlic and oil)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 dl Olive oil (good quality)
  • 1-2 pcs Chili (chopped)
  • 3-5 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 200 g Spagetti (I use Barilla, No. 7)

Instructions
 

  • Bring the water for the pasta to a boil, Chop the garlic and chili
  • Put the spaghettis in
  • Only now you start with the sauce
  • Warm up the olive oil in a big frying pan
  • Add garlic and chili and stir for a few minutes – don’t let them burn!
  • The spaghetti should be “al dente” now (after about 10 minutes)
  • Drain them and put them in the frying pan with the “aglio e olio” sauce and stir gently

Notes

Serve immediately with a chunk of fresh bread and a glass of red wine. FANTASTICO!

Chickpeas with Chili

Chickpeas with Chili

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Chickpeas (cooked)
  • 1 pc Onion (sliced into thin onion rings)
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 pc Chili (chopped)
  • 1-2 tbsp Fennel seeds (dried)
  • 10 tbsp Olive oil (rather more, the oil shall cover the bottom)

Instructions
 

  • Heat up the olive oil in a pot
  • Add the onion, chili, garlic and fennel seeds and stir until the onion gets soft
  • Add the chickpeas and stir until they are warm

Notes

Serve warm with a fresh chunk of bread – so simple and tasty !

Fake „Escargots“

 

Fake „Escargots“

Prep Time 20 hrs
Cook Time 31 mins
Total Time 20 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Dish, Starter
Cuisine French

Ingredients
  

  • 8 pcs Mushrooms
  • 2 dl White Wine
  • 100 g (White) Bread, doesn’t have to be fresh (cut in cubes)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 bunches Mixed Herbs, like parsley, basil, oregano…. (fine chopped)
  • 1 clove Garlic (pressed)
  • 50 g Butter, salted (melted)
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Take the stem off the mushrooms and chop them
  • Place the mushrooms in an ovenproof dish and add the wine
  • Cut the bread in small cubes and roast in olive oil
  • Add the chopped stems and fry everything for a few minutes
  • Take it off the stove and put the mix in a bowl. Add the finely chopped herbs and press the garlic in. Then comes the butter, blend everything carefully. Season to taste with pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 180° C
  • Fill the lovely mix into the mushrooms and and bake the “Fake Escargots” in the middle of the oven, for about 20-25 minutes

Notes

Serve it as an exceptional starter or together with a nice salad as a main dish!
Bon appétit  !

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