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  1. 1. Summer dishes 1 History in our Kitchen 2013-2015 PMKI
  2. 2. Summer dishes 2 • In summer we prefer light dishes. • Our diet becomes more varied with new potatoes, a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit. • The most typical dishes of the summer are stuffed peppers and lecsó which is a thick vegetable ragout.
  3. 3. Lecso 3 We cannot make typical Hungarian lecsó without tomatoes, peppers and onions rich in flavour. We can prepare it with bacon, sausages, frankfurters, eggs, rice or even tarhonya which is a Hungarian egg-based pasta grain.
  4. 4. Lecso – the basic recipe 4 •Heat the oil and fry the finely chopped onions till golden. •Add pepper slices and simmer till the peppers get soft. •Add tomato slices and simmer till you get some gravy. •Season it with salt and simmer it till it’s ready. You can fry bacon at the beginning or add sliced sausages or frankfurters. In some versions we add rice, tarhonya or eggs at the end and simmer till it’s ready.
  5. 5. 5 •Wash the peppers, cut out the core. •Mix rice with minced meat, an egg, salt, pepper and vegeta or some herbs. •Stuff the peppers with the mixture. •Make some roux with lard and flour. •Add some tomato sauce, water and some salt to the roux and boil it in a pot. •Put the peppers into the pot and cook them for about an hour. •Cook on low heat. •Add sugar if necessary. Hungarian stuffed peppers
  6. 6. Fruit dishes 6 Thanks to the sunny weather, we have and eat a lot of different fruits in summer (peaches, strawberries, apples, apricots, melons, sour cherries, raspberries, red and black currents etc.). On hot summer days it is refreshing to have light dishes made of fruit or vegetables.
  7. 7. Fruit soup 7 It is very easy to make some fruit soup. -Boil any kind of fruit . -Thicken it with the mixture of flour and sour cream or simply cream. -Add some sweetener (honey or sugar) if necessary. -Serve it cold.
  8. 8. Sour cherry sauce with semolina 8 Sour cherry sauce with semolina is also very popular. • Boil the sour cherries. • Add sugar. • Thicken the sauce with the mixture of flour and sour cream. • Fry semolina, be careful not to burn it. • Add water and let it grow. • Serve it cold with boiled beef.
  9. 9. The Asparagus Festival in Öttömös 9 •Asparagus is one of the most important export products of our region. • Öttömös, a nearby village, is the centre of the asparagus growing area in Hungary. •The first asparagus festival was held in 1994.
  10. 10. The programmes of the Asparagus Festival 10 • Horse carriages invite people to the festival with live music • A Catholic mass, the blessing of asparagus • Tasting asparagus (more than 30 different asparagus dishes) • Different performances of local and guest orchestras, bands, sport clubs and dance groups • Displaying gingerbread • Riding in a horse carriage • Fireworks and an outdoor party
  11. 11. Asparagus soup 11 •Wash the asparagus, chop their tips and put them aside for later. •Roughly chop the asparagus stalks. •Fry chopped onions and garlic, until soft and sweet, without colouring. •Add the chopped vegetables, pour some stock on them and simmer with a lid on.
  12. 12. Asparagus soup 12 •Season the soup with nutmeg, salt and pepper. •Remove from the heat and blitz with a hand-held blender. •Thicken with a mixture of flour and sour cream if necessary. •Stir in the asparagus tips, bring back to the boil and simmer until it’s ready.
  13. 13. Layered asparagus I. 13 •Wash, chop and boil the asparagus. •Boil the rice. •Fry the finely chopped onions and garlic till golden. •Add the minced pork, season with salt, pepper, caraway seeds and fry the mixture. •In the end add some paprika.
  14. 14. Layered asparagus II. 14 •Spread a heatproof dish with butter. •Put half of the asparagus at the bottom of the dish. •Put some rice on it, then a layer of minced pork, and the other half of the asparagus on top of it . •Spread it with sour cream. •Roast it in the oven at 180 C.
  15. 15. Asparagus tart with cheese I. 15 • Mix flour and melted butter, add ground cheese and some salt. •Knead the dough with a little cold water and let it rest. •Roll out the dough and put it into a baking tin. •Break eggs into a bowl, add some milk and ground cheese.
  16. 16. Asparagus tart with cheese II. 16 •Season with nutmeg and salt. •Clean and boil the asparagus. Let it cool. •Spread the egg, milk and cheese mixture on the dough. •Put the asparagus on top of the mixture. •Roast the tart in a preheated oven at 150-160 C.
  17. 17. The cake of Hungary 17 Every year on the 20th of August, which is a national holiday in Hungary, the cake of Hungary is chosen by experts. The first one was chosen in 2007. These are master confectioners’ specialities made with typical Hungarian ingredients. We already have floating island cake, plum cake of Szatmár, sour cherry cake of Pánd, plum dumpling cake, millet cake with apricot of Kecskemét, poppy seed cake with apples of Szabolcs, brittle cake with honey from Milota. We have also chosen the diabetic version since 2012: apple cake with gooseberry, layered apple cake with red current mousse.
  18. 18. Fröccs - Spritzer 18 ”Fröccs” or spritzer is a tall, chilled drink, usually made with white wine and carbonated water. It is very popular in Hungary. It has lots of different types. They are distinguished by the proportion of wine and carbonated water added. Some examples: •kisfröccs/small spritzer is made with 100 ml wine and 100 ml soda •nagyfröccs/ large spritzer is made with 200 ml wine and 100 ml soda •hosszúlépés / long step spritzer is made with 100 ml wine and 200 ml soda •házmester / landlord spritzer is made with 300 ml wine and 200 ml soda •viceházmester / vice landlord is made with 200 ml wine and 300 ml soda
  19. 19. Roasting bacon -the best socializing event- 19 What do you need to roast bacon? - Good company - Nice weather - Perfect setting - Good sticks / skewers - Bacon, bread, onions On summer evenings friends, mates or family members gather together to roast some bacon, talk and have fun.
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention PMKI Tuesday, June 17, 2014 20