duminică, 4 noiembrie 2018

Penne cu sunca si ciuperci / Penne with ham and mushrooms


Cremoase si delicioase, aceste paste fac un pranz satios.

Creamy and delicious, these pasta make a good lunch.

Ingrediente / ingredients:

- penne - penne
- 200 g sunculita afumata - 200 g of smoked ham
- 200 g ciuperci - 200 g of mushrooms
- 1/2 lingurita cimbru - 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 3-4 catei de usturoi - 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 300 ml smantana pentru gatit - 300 ml of cooking cream
- sare si piper dupa gust - salt and pepper to taste
- parmezan - parmesan

Fierbem pastele conform timpului indicat pe pachet. Sunculita o taiem fasii subtiri si o prajim la foc mediu .

Boil the pasta according to the time indicated on the package.  Cut the ham into thin strips and fry over medium heat.



Ciupercile le prajim in 2-3 linguri de ulei de masline, impreuna cu usturoiul, cimbru, sare si piper.

Fry the mushrooms  in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil with the garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.



Punem ciupercile peste sunculita si adaugam smantana. Amestecam continuu.

Put the mushrooms over the ham and add the sour cream. We were constantly mixing.



Lasam la foc mic pana se ingroasa putin sosul.

Let simmer until sauce thickens slightly.



Se servesc fierbinti cu mult parmezan.

Serve hot with parmesan.


Bon Appetite!







sâmbătă, 3 noiembrie 2018

Placinta cu mere si pere / Apples and pears pie



O placinta foarte aromata - Craciunul intr-o placinta!

A very flavorful pie - Christmas in a pie!

Ingrediente / ingredients:

- 500 g faina - 500 g flour
- o lingurita de sare - a teaspoon of salt
- 325 g apa calda - 325 g of warm water
- o lingura de ulei - one tablespoon of oil
- o lingura de otet - a spoonful of vinegar
- 200 g de unt, untura si ulei in cantitati egale - 200 g butter, grease and oil in equal quantities
- 1,5 kg mere - 1,5 kg apple
- 1,5 kg pere - 1,5 kg pears
- scortisoara, anason stelat, cuisoare, nucsoara  - cinnamon, star anise, cloves, nutmeg
- zahar dupa gust  - Sugar to taste

Pentru inceput facem aluatul: intr-un bol punem faina, sarea, apa, o lingura de ulei si otetul.

First make the dough: In a bowl put the flour, salt, water, a tablespoon of oil and vinegar.


Framantam circa 10-13 minute.

Knead about 10 to 13 minutes.


Topim untul, uleiu si grasimea si turnam cam 5- 6 linguri peste aluat .
Impartim aluatul si incepem sa facem foile. Ungem bine blatul de lucru si cu un sucitor sau cu mana intindem foile.

Melt butter, oil and grease and pour about 5-6 tablespoons over the dough.

We divide the dough and start making the sheets. Brush well the worktop and  with a rolling pin or by hand stretch sheets.


Umplutura: curatam de coaja merele si perele si le taiem cubulete. Le punem impreuna cu mirodeniile si zaharul la foc potrivit , amestecand continuu.

Filling: Peel the apples and pears and cut them into cubes. We put them together with the spices and sugar on medium heat, stirring constantly.


Le rasucim si le punem in tava. Le coacem la foc mic aproximativ 45 minute sau pana se rumenesc frumos.

We twist and put them in the tray. Bake them for about 45 minutes or until they get brown.

Bon appetit!

miercuri, 31 octombrie 2018

Sos cu ghimbir / Ginger Sauce


Un sos delicios ce poate fi servit cu o friptura de pui, peste sau porc sau cu o portie de cartofi prajiti!

A delicious sauce that can be served with a roast chicken, fish or pork or  with  french fries!

Ingrediente / ingredients:

- 2 linguri de maioneza - 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 2 linguri de smantana - 2 tablespoons of sour cream
- 2 linguri de iaurt grecesc - 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
- o lingurita de praf de ghimbir - a teaspoon of ginger powder
- o lingurita de boia dulce - a teaspoon of sweet paprika
- 2-3 catei de usturoi striviti - 2-3 cloves of garlic crushed
- sare dupa gust - Salt to taste
- putin ardei iute - a little hot chili pepper

Punem toate ingredientele intr-un bol si amestecam bine. Inainte de servire se tine cel putin o ora la frigider.

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Before serving, keep at least one hour in the refrigerator.



Bon appetit!

luni, 29 octombrie 2018

Pui cu legume ''en papillote'' / Chicken with vegetables '' en papillote ''


 O reteta rapida si sanatoasa. Piept de pui suculent , plin de arome si legume coapte cu un strop de ulei de masline.

A quick and healthy recipe. Juicy chicken breast full of flavors and vegetables baked with a drop of olive oil. What can you want more?

Ingrediente / ingredients:

- un piept de pui - a chicken breast
- 2 cartofi - 2 potatoes
- 2 morcovi - 2 carrots
- 10 ciuperci - 10 mushrooms
- 2 cepe rosii - 2 red onions
- ulei de masline - olive oil
- sare si piper - salt and pepper
- rozmarin - rosemary
- o lamaie - a lemon
- usturoi - garlic

Incalzim cuptor.
Pe o folie de aluminiu punem jumatate de piept de pui, stropim cu ulei de masline, adaugam sare, piper, rozmarin, usturoiu si zeama de lamaie.

We heat the oven.

On an aluminum foil we put half a chicken breast, sprinkle with olive oil, add salt, pepper, rosemary , garlic and lemon juice.



Legumele le taiem cubulete si le punem in alta folie. Le stropim cu ulei de masline, sare, piper, rozmarin , usturoi si zeama de lamaie.

Vegetables: cut them into cubes and put them in another foil. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic and lemon juice.



Impachetam bine.

Wrap well.



Lasam la cuptor 30 minute la foc mediu.

Leave the oven 30 minutes on medium heat.

Bon appetit!

duminică, 28 octombrie 2018

Colored farfalle with chicken and mascarpone / Paste colorate cu pui si mascarpone



Tocmai am descoperit cum pot folosi brânza mascarpone pentru alte feluri de mâncare decât deserturi și acum mă întreb ce mi-a luat atât de mult timp. 
Mascarpone este o brânză foarte moale, cremoasă, cu o dulceață aparte și, deși este minunată în multe dintre rețetele de desert, este , de asemenea, minunata in  paste și mâncăruri principale.
Delicios!

I just recently discovered the joy of using mascarpone cheese for dishes other than desserts and now I wonder just what took me so long. Mascarpone is a very soft, creamy cheese with just a hint of sweetness, and although it is wonderful in many of my dessert recipes, it also lends itself wonderfully to pasta and main entree dishes.
Delicious!


Ingrediente / ingredients:

- paste colorate  -  farfelle pasta, or other short-cut pasta
- 2 piepti de pui taiati marunt - 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 lingurite de ulei de masline -  2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- sare si piper - salt & pepper
- o ceapa - 1 shallot, chopped
- o lingura de unt - 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2-3 catei de usturoi striviti - garlic cloves, minced
- 2 linguri de mascarpone -  2 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
- 300 ml smantana pentru gatit - 300 ml of cooking cream
parmezan - parmesan
- salvie - sage

Pentru inceput fierbem pastele conform instructiunilor de pe pachet. 
Intr-o cratita, punem o lingurita de ulei de masline , salvie si adaugam pieptul de pui taiat marunt si asezonat cu sare si piper. Dupa ce s-a patruns bine il punem pe o farfurie. Adaugam cealalta lingurita de ulei de masline, adaugam ceapa tocata marunt si o sotam cam un minut. Adaugam untul, puiul si smantana si pastele. Punem un capac deasupra. si fierbem 3-4 minute.

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain then set aside
Heat 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sage. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper then add to skillet and cook until no longer pink in the center. Remove to a plate then set aside.

Heat remaining teaspoon oil in skillet then add shallots and saute until they begin to turn golden brown, 1 minute. Add butter and melt then add the chicken pieces, cooking cream and pasta then place a lid on top and steam 3-4 minutes.





 Adaugam mascarponele si amestecam pana se incorporeaza. Adaugam sare si piper daca este necesar.
Servim fierbinte cu mult parmezan deasupra.

Add mascarpone cheese then stir until smooth.  Add more salt and pepper if necessary.
Serve hot with Parmesan over the top.

Bon appetit!

joi, 25 octombrie 2018

Placinta cu kefir si branza dulce / Kefir and sweet cheese pie


3 straturi de crema de branza , aromata cu vanilie, intre foi fine de placinta. Cea mai buna placinta!

3 layers of cream cheese, flavored with vanilla, between fine pie. The best pie!

Ingrediente / ingredients:

- 1 kg branza dulce - 1 kg of sweet cheese
- 10 oua - 10 eggs
- 250 ml kefir - 250 ml kefir
- 50 ml iaurt - 50 ml of yoghurt
- esenta de vanilie - vanilla essence
- 10 linguri de zahar - 10 tablespoons of sugar
- o lingura de mascarpone - a spoon of mascarpone
- un pachet de foi fine de placinta - a pack of fine pie sheets
- 100 g unt - 100 g butter

Amestecam  8 oua cu 8 linguri de zahar, branza , chefir, iaurt si esenta.

We mixed 8 eggs with 8 tablespoons of sugar, cheese, kefir, yoghurt and essence.



Topim jumatate din cantitatea de unt si incepem sa montam placinta.
Punem o foaie pe fundul tavii, o ungem cu unt topit, mai adaugam inca 2 si turnam o parte din compozitia de branza.

Melt half of the butter and begin to assemble the pie.

Put a sheet on the bottom of the tray, soak it with melted butter, add another 2 and pour some of the cheese composition.



Continuam acest proces de 3 ori si incheiem cu un strat de foi. Deasupra punem restul untului si bagam la cuptor. Se cocace la foc potrivit.

We continue this process 3 times and finish with a sheet of fine pie sheets. Above we put the rest of the butter and cook in the oven. Leave it on medium heat.



Dupa 15 minute, adaugam deasupra : 2 oua batute cu 2 linguri de zahar si mascarpone.

After 15 minutes, add over 2 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons sugar and mascarpone.



Lasam la cuptor pana se rumeneste frumos.

Leave in the oven until nicely browned.



Inainte de servire se lasa sa se racoreasca 20 minute acoperita cu un prosop umed.

Before serving, allow to cool for 20 minutes with a wet towel.



Bon appetit!

marți, 23 octombrie 2018

Risotto cu ciuperci / Risotto with mushrooms


Aceasta reteta este absolut delicioasa. Plina de arome si cremoasa, face dintr-un simplu orez un adevarat ospat.

This recipe is absolutely delicious. Flavored and creamy, made from a simple rice a real feast.

Ingrediente / Ingredients:

- 200 g orez - 200 g of rice
- 1 litru  supa de pui - 1 l of chicken soup
- 2-3 linguri de mascarpone - 2-3 tablespoons of mascarpone
- 200 g ciuperci intregi (micute) - 200 g mushrooms (small)
- un morcov - a carrot
- o ceapa - an onion
- 3-4 linguri ulei de masline - 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- 50 g parmezan - 50 g Parmesan

Calim ceapa in uleiul de masline. Adaugam morcovul taiat cubulete, ciupercile intregi si lasam la foc mic 3-4 minute. Adaugam orezul si amestecam continuu timp de 2-3 minute. Turnam 3 sferturi din supa si lasam la foc mic. Verificam din cand in cand si mai adaugam restul supei.
Dupa ce a fiert orezul, adaugam mascarpone si amestecam energic. Punem un capac si lasam 15 minute. Dupa acest timp adaugam parmezanul.

Fry onion in olive oil. Add the carrot cut into the cubes, the  mushrooms and leave for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Add the rice and mix continuously for 2-3 minutes. We poured 3/4 of the soup and let it go. We check from time to time and add the rest of the soup.

After boiling the rice, add mascarpone and stir vigorously. Put a lid and leave it for 15 minutes. After this time add the Parmesan cheese.



Bon appetit!