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Zucchini and feta cheese buñuelos

Hi,

These buñuelos are different from the ones you can typically find in Spain, they are not round, not so small, but anyway it’s a fantastic vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients (for about 15 buñuelos):

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 4 flour tablespoons
  • 300 gr feta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 mint leaves

Start grating 2 zucchini using a grater not too thick. Add salt to them and let rest some minutes.

Cut an onion into strips, add olive oil in a pan, when the oil is hot add the onion, salt and pepper. Stir frequently and cook for 5-6 minutes.

With your hands squeeze the zucchini so they drop as water as possible. Put the zucchini in a bowl and add 2 eggs, feta cheese shredded and 12 mint leaves chopped. This mint will give a fresh flavor, which is nice in something fried. Mix well all ingredients, add the onion and mix again. Finally add 4 flour tablespoons and mix it well.

Add vegetable oil in a pan. To know if the temperature is good to fry, insert a wooden spoon in the oil, if bubbles appear around the spoon then the temperature is right.  Add portions of the mix with a tablespoon. Cook them for 3 minutes, turning several time so they cook uniformly. Let rest the buñuelos over a paper towel. Wait some seconds before adding more to the pan, so the oil rises again its temperature.

zucchini and feta cheese buñuelos

Chicken with parmesan

January 11, 2012 1 comment

Hi,

I saw Jamie Oliver doing this recipes, this is one of these ideal recipes to start cooking, because it’s easy to do and have a great taste, so you will encourage to cook other recipes 🙂

Ingredients (1 person):

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 ham rasher
  • 1 lemon
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary

Put a chicken breast over transparent film, add salt, rosemary and thyme, grate a bit of lemon skin, cover with grated parmesan cheese, and finally cover with 2 ham rashers. Wrap with the film and bash with a pan. Doing this the chicken breast will have an uniform thicknes to cook better, and will absorve the spices to taste better.

Add olive oil to pan, and when oil is hot add the chicken breast with the ham side down, add salt and pepper. And cook for 7-8 minutes turning chicken breast several times.

chicken with parmesan

Spinach and feta cheese pie

Hi,

This recipe is based on a video from Jamie Oliver, but instead of using philo pastry (because I didn’t find on supermarket) I’ve used shortcrust pastry so it will be more similar to a quiche.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 400 gr feta cheese
  • 1 spinach bag
  • 1 sheet of shortcrust pastry
  • Pine nuts
  • 1 lemon
  • Grated emmental cheese
  • Nutmeg

To prepare this spinach and feta cheese pie, which is very similar to a quiche we will start putting a pan in the fire. When pan is hot add pine nut and keep on fire for about 5 minutes until the are toasted. On the same pan add some oil oil and the spinach bag. Don’t get foolish about how much space they take at the beginning as will reduce a lot. Add some nutmeg to the spinach as well as grate the skin of a lemon. Move them and cook until they get reduced.

On a bowl add 4 eggs, 400 gr of shredded feta cheese, black pepper and some grated emmental cheese. Mix and crush it will with a fork. Then add the toasted pine nuts and spinach. Mix it well.

Cover the mold with a sheet of shortcrust pastry, leaving the paper so it will be easier to unmold. With your hands accomodate the shortcrust pastry to the mold. Fill it with the mix, and distribute well with a spoon. Cut the waste of shortcrust pastry, leaving about 2 fingers above the mix. Cover with grated emmental cheese and cook in the oven at 400º F (200º C) for 25 minutes.
spinach and feta cheese pie

Egg basket

Well, this is an original recipe of the house, putting a little imagination and mixing steps of some other recipes because you can always end up being something original andsomething also quite rich.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g of potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 blood sausage
  • Cheese to grate (parmeggiano, grana padano, old amsterdam …)

Peel potatoes and cut in a similar pieces, add to a pot with hot water and salt; left on the fire for 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Drain potatoes and put into a dish, add a little salt, pepper and grated cheese. With the help of a fork crush the potatoes. Use a mold to form the basket with the potatoes,put potatoes in the base and smash against the bottom, then put more potatoes forming a wall. Carefully unmold the potato basket.

Remove the skin of a blood sausage and cut into slices. Put 3 slices in the basket and the rest on the oven tray,cook in the oven at 350º F (180º C) for 20 minutes.

Take out of the oven and add an egg to the basket, put over salt, black pepper and grated cheese, put the oven in gratin position and cook for 3 minutes.

egg basket

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Fisherman’s pie

Ingredients (for 3-4 people):

  • 750 gr fish (without skin and without spines)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 glass white wine.
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 350-400 gr potatoes
  • Some thyme and rosemary
  • Cheese to grate (parmegiano, grana padano, old amsterdam …)

Start chopping one onion. I used cod and salmon but you can use any other fish, without spines and without skin, even use some prawns.

Peel the potatoes, cut in regular pieces and add to a pot with boling water with a bit of salt. Cook them for about 15 minutes until the are soft.

Add olive oil to a pan, when the oil is hot add chopped onion a bit of salt and move it. Add one graten carrot, and cotinue moving frequently.

When carrot and onion are well cooked, add some thyme and rosemary, the fish cut in not too small pieces, and a glass of white wine. Crush the fish with a wooden spoon and maintain cooking and moving until the wine is evaporated.

Add some salt and an egg to the already stained potatoes. Crush and mix them with a fork to form a puree.

Add the fish in an oven recipient. Over the fish distribute uniformly the puree. Grate cheese over the puree (you can use parmigiano, grana padano, old amsterdam or your favourite one).

Make some holes with a fork and put in the oven at 350º F (180º C) for 20 minutes and finally 5 minutes on the gratin position.

Fisherman's pie

Mushroom bombs

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 potatoes
  • 500 gr mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Parsley
  • Cheese to grate
  • 1 egg

Start chopping 3 garlic cloves. Chop a bunch of parsley. Clean the mushrooms and cut them in 4 pieces. Peel the potates, cut in regular pieces and add them in hot water with a bit of salt, let cook for 15 minutes until they are soft.

Add olive oil in a pan, and when it’s hot add mushrooms and salt. When the mushrooms start to loose their water add the choped garlic and parsley; move them in the pan to mix uniformly. When the lost water is evaporated add oil and move the mushrooms until they are to your taste.

Put the potatoes in a bowl and add an egg, salt and pepper, and grated cheese. I used Old Amsterdam cheese, but you can also use parmeggiano. Crush the potatoes with a fork , while also mixing all ingredients well.

Now took a spoon of potatoe in your hand, put some mushrooms in the middle, wrap them with the potate forming a ball. Add some grated cheese over each ball and cook in the oven at 350º F for 25-30 minutes.

Mushroom bombs

Stuffed mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 big mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 gr ham
  • Parsley
  • Gorgonzola cheese

Start removing the mushroom walk with a knive from big clean mushrooms. Chop an onion. Chop 100 gr of ham.

Add olive oil in a pan, and when it’s hot add the onion, the ham and 2 crushed garlic cloves. Cook it for 8 to 10 minutes stiring frequently.

In a grilling add olive oil and when the grilling is hot add the mushrooms with the walk side down. Over them add salt and olive oil. Move around the grilling and let cook for about 5 minutes. Then turn them. With a spoon fill mushrooms with the cooked ham. Add parsley. Finally add a spoon of gorgonzola cheese over each mushroom, if you prefer you can try with another cheese, grating it if it is not a creamy one. Let them cook for 10 minutes and the recipe is ready.

Stuffer mushrooms

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