A unique snack from herring in oil.

  1. Marinated herring in oil or salted herring fillets without skin,
  2. Olive oil or linseed oil extra virgin,
  3. Lemon juice,
  4. Apple, caper apples, onion,
  5. Freshly ground pepper.

This is a simple recipe, but its preparation time depends on the output products. If you can buy herring marinated in oil, simply remove it from the marinade and dry it. Salted herrings require soaking in water / a large amount of boiled and cooled water for an hour or a few rinses to get rid of excess salt /. Then marinate them in little lemon juice for one hour in the fridge. To serve the dish I use extra virgin linseed oil, thinly half-sliced apples, large capers and blanched onion. Sprinkle the dish with freshly ground pepper. A real vitamin bomb.

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photo by Stella Grzela

 

Ready for an exciting journey? Japanese Yaki-tori, literally fried chicken.

It is a simple dish, but it must be prepared. Recipe for two portions made from one chicken breast and a green section of a leek. And now the sauce:

  1. Five tablespoons of soy sauce
  2. Three tablespoons of sugar
  3. Two tablespoons of mirin /it is a type of sweet rice wine/
  4. One spoon of sake /optional/
  5. One clove of garlic
  6. A slice of fresh ginger
  7. Lemon peel bar

Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and cook for 5-10 minutes until it thickens. Leave to cool. Cut the chicken and leek into similar pieces about 5cm in length. Dip them in a sauce and stick them on the double sticks. Fry or grill for about 3 minutes on each side on strong fire, smearing them with the sauce. Glaze should be created on the surface. Sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds. Yakitori is popular in Japan as a beer snack.

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photo by Stella Grzela

Dare yourself! A traditional chickpeas hummus of Middle East.

  1. Two mugs of cooked chickpeas /for cooking use a teaspoon of baking soda/
  2. Two cloves of garlic
  3. Two spoons of Tahini paste
  4. Juice of one lemon
  5. Salt as you wish
  6. Some water, a lot of olive oil and a red pepper spice.

Blend the chickpeas, crushed garlic, tahini paste, salt and lemon juice, add a little olive oil and water for the right consistency. Hummus can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks if you top it with oil. Pour over the oil and sprinkle with red pepper spice.

Would you like to have something delicious at hand all the time? As an appetizer or a late supper or for unexpected guests? Hummus served with pita bread will be the best companion of red wine.

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photo by Stella Grzela