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Hamburguers

Hello,

Hamburgers have some bad reputation due to some fast food stores, but they can turn to be a really nice meal. On this recipe I will show you just a basic way to prepare them, but I aim you to experiment some extra features to the recipe and have fun.

Ingredients (for 4 hamburgers):

  • 400 gr minced meat
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • Pickles
  • A bunch of parsley
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Hamburger bread
  • Cheese

Add 400 gr of minced meat in a bowl, add some salt, ground pepper, 2 crushed garlic cloves, a bunch of chopped parsley, one egg and half grated onion. I used veal meat, but you can use pork, a mix of veal and pork or even some other kind of meat. Of course you can also add some more ingredients to the mix, like soy sauce, mustard, some spices mix. Mix everything with your hands until well combined.

Now add some breadcrumbs and mix again, you need to add enough to dry a bit mix and get it compact.

You can cut a cross to separe the meat mix, and take each portion with your hands. First make a ball with the meat, and then press the ball so it takes hamburger shape.

While heating the grilling you can put on it the bread so it gets toasted. Take a look and when it is toasted put a slice of cheese on top so it will get melted. Once you toasted the bread add some olive oil in the grilling and then the hamburgers. Flip them several times until cooked the way you like, on the last turn you can put a slice of cheese on top, so with the heat it will melt.

Now just build your hamburgers placing the meat in the bread and adding some extra ingredients like onion and pickels. Or you can try also with salad, tomato, guacamole, just use your imagination and enjoy.

Hamburgers

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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Raxo

August 30, 2012 2 comments

Hello,

Raxo is a typical way of preparing pork loin in Galicia (a region in northwest Spain), it’s a very simple recipe to prepare, requires little time and the result is awesome.

Ingredients:

Start cutting the pork loin in regular pieces, like about the size of  a tablespoon. Chop a bunch of parsley.

Add pork loin in a bowl and add also a bit of salt, chopped parsley, a bit of oregano, 3 or 4 pressed garlic cloves, ground pepper, a bit of sweet paprika, white wine (or even sherry, which gives a really nice taste) and finally olive oil. Mix well. Cover with transparent film and let rest in the fridge for at least one day.

Next day wait until the pan is hot and add the pork loin. Move with some frequency and cook it for about 12 to 14 minutes until it gets a golden look.

Raxo

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Goulash

Hello,

Goulash is a typical recipe from Hungary, and it is really a masterpiece. At least here hungarian gastronomy does not have a powerful marketing as other gastronomies, but if there are more recipes like this Goulash, it will sure worth to take a lookt to it.

Ingredients (for 2 pople):

  • ½ kg beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Sweet paprika
  • 1 red pepper
  • Flour

Start removing the fat from beef, choose a beef with a minimum thickness of 2 cms, cut the beef in cubes of about 4 or 5 cms. Add a bit of salt and ground pepper on the beef. In a dish put a bit of flour put the pieces of beef on it and then remove the excess.

Cut the onion onto stripes, and then loosely cut the stripes, don’t worry we don’t need it to be chopped. Chop 3 garlic cloves. Grate 2 tomatoes, in order to grate them easily cut in half and then just grate until it remains only the skin. Lastly cut a red pepper onto stripes, then the stripes on half.

Add about 1 cm of olive oil in a pan. When oil is hot add beef, and stir it. Keep cooking until it gets a golden look. Reserve the beef. Then add the onion in the same oil and add a bit of salt. Stir it and cook until it gets a golden colour, then remove the excess of oil and add like 2 sweet paprika tablespoons, chopped garlic  and the grated tomatoes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Then add water and wait until water is hot. You need water to be hot if you want a tender beef, otherwise it will stay tough

In a pot add previosly cook beef, the red pepper and the pan content. Mix it well and cover the pot with a lid. Cook with low fire for about one hour and half and 2 hours, until the sauce becomes dense. Be sure to have enough bread when eating this delicious recipe.

Music on the video (Airport Loung) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Goulash

Baked beef steak with potatoes and green mojo sauce

Hi,

This is a complete recipe: meat, potatoes and green mojo sauce (a sauce from the Canary Islands). Be aware if you like undercooked meat, because in this recipe the meat will become well, well and once again well done. It’s really great the taste of potatoes cooked on the oven, and impregnated with the juices and fat drop from the beef steak, really delicious with or without the green mojo sauce.

Ingredients (1 person):

  • 1 beef steak
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Parsley
  • Coriander
  • Black peppercorns

Clean the potatoes and then cut them into slices, there is no need to peel them. Place the beef steak in the center of an oven tray. Place the potatoes around the beef steak. On this way potatoes will absorve juices and fat drop from the steak. Add salt to potatoes and cook in the oven at 350º F for one hour.

To prepare the green mojo sauce add to a mortar 3 garlic cloves, parsley, some black peppercorns, coriander and rock salt. Grind with the pestle. Add olive oil and mix it again. Add more or less oil depending if you prefer the sauce more liquid or dense.

Turn the beef steak every 10 or 15 minutes. The first time you turn it, add rock salt in the other side of the steak.

baked beef steak with potatoes and green mojo sauce

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