Homemade flatbread and red or green pesto, a Mediterranean recipe for your health.

I have included the recipe for green rocket pesto in an earlier entry. Today we will deal with red pesto made from dried tomatoes and almonds served along with homemade flatbread.

  1. Half a cup of dried tomatoes in olive oil.
  2. Some almonds.
  3. Clove of garlic.
  4. A handful of grated Parma cheese.
  5. A few tablespoons of olive oil, fresh rosemary and pepper.

We make flatbread from wheat flour and water, kneading a soft, well-kneaded dough. We roll out the dough into small pancakes and fry in a very hot pan on both sides no fat.

Pesto is made by blending all ingredients and adding finely grated Parma cheese at the end. It’s really tasty, simple and fast.

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Butternut squash with pecan nuts and blue cheese.

  1. 1 kg / about 2,2 lbs / butternut squash per two servings
  2. A handful of pecan nuts
  3. Half a cup of crushed blue cheese / roquefort /
  4. Two tablespoons of olive oil
  5. A pinch of thyme, salt, chili
Peel and cut the pumpkin into cubes, sprinkle lightly with thyme, fry in low heat pan in olive oil until tender / about 15 minutes /. Put into a bowl, sprinkle with halved pecans and crushed cheese. Season with chili, salt and thyme to taste and mix.
Enjoy!
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Turkey fillet with pumpkin and wild mushrooms.

  1. One turkey fillet per two servings
  2. A handful of dried wild mushrooms or few frozen ones
  3. A small bowl of diced pumpkin
  4. Olive oil, butter, salt and black pepper

Dried mushrooms soak in little amount of hot water for 10 minutes. Frozen ones cut in thick slices. Fry the pumpkin on butter (medium heat) and simmer till it gets almost soft. Add mushrooms and fry for 5 minutes sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the sliced turkey seasoned with salt and pepper. Serve promptly with eg. thick barley groats and some rocket salad leaves and wine.

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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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Asparagus frittata. A good choice for any time.

  1. A few asparagus spears,
  2. Four eggs,
  3. A tablespoon of butter,
  4. A tablespoon of cream,
  5. Two tablespoons of  Parma cheese or Pecorino,
  6. Salt and pepper,

Blanch asparagus in lightly salted water for 1-2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Whisk eggs in a bowl with cream and cheese and season with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook over low heat for 5-8 minutes, or until almost set. Place under a hot grill and cook until golden. Two portions. Yummy!

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Amazing creamy pumpkin soup, the way my mother prepares.

  1. One small pumpkin 3 – 4 pounds ( to 2 kg ),
  2. 2 cups of orange juice,
  3. 3 – 4 cups of water,
  4. One tablespoon of grated ginger,
  5. Butter, white pepper, salt,
  6. Half a cup of sweet cream 18%,

Peel and hollow the pumpkin /to remove seeds/ and cut it into small cubes, and then fry the pieces in butter. Put everything into a pot with water and juice and boil until softened. Season with salt, pepper and ginger and blend soup thoroughly. Add cream at the end. Serve with croutons at any time of the day. Wow!

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Pasta with porcini mushrooms in a cream sauce. A piece of heaven.

  1. Italian pasta,
  2. A handful of dried porcini mushrooms per person,
  3. One onion,
  4. 1/3 cup of white wine,
  5. 2 tablespoons of butter,
  6. A cup of sweet cream 18%,
  7. Salt, pepper,

Soak dried mushrooms for 10 minutes in warm water. Chopped onions lightly fry in butter, add white wine and porcini mushrooms, boil about 3 minutes. Add cream, stir and reduce 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pasta, sprinkle with Parma cheese and parsley. I like it with the glass of white wine. Enjoy!

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Curry with shrimps and mango. It was… Sorry.

  1. A few king prawns per person,
  2. Mango fruit,
  3. A small cup of coconut milk,
  4. One spoon of red Thai curry paste,
  5. Two teaspoons of fish sauce,
  6. A Spring onion,
  7. One teaspoon of lime juice,

Put a spoon of coconut fat from the milk into a frying pan and fry chopped onion and curry paste on it. Add fish sauce and the rest of the coconut milk. Put the peeled shrimps and mango cut into a thick cubes. Add lime juice and boil for 5 minutes. Serve with rice sprinkled with parsley. And with beer, of course. It always tastes delicious!

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