Spring chicken salad with almonds

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This is very healthy , fast and easy recipe ideal for hot summer days. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare . This dish is full of healthy ingredients and vitamins , and it’s ideal for athletes. You can also duplicate the recipe and put it into a fridge and eat it cold next day , the flavour will be pretty much the same . This recipe serve two people.

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1 bag of mix lettuce(or iceberg) IMG_20160320_210040
  • 1 orange
  • 40gr almonds
  • 1 cucumber
  • 100gr goat cheese
  • fresh mint, thyme and basil
  • 1/2 baguette
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil , salt and pepper  

 

 

 

Instructions

Put the griddle pan on medium high heat and griddle the chicken breast about 4-5 minutes on each side or until it’s cooked trough. At the same time slice the baguette and drizzle it with the olive oil and put it next to chicken and griddle on both sides. You can also brush the chicken with mustard to get a better aroma or add spices like cumin, coriander,turmeric. You are litteraly the master of your chicken . 🙂 Also you can marinate it in yogurt mixed with spices and then griddle it. This helps chicken to remain more succulent.

While you are waiting for chicken and bread slice the cucumber lengthwise with a peeler and stop peeling when you get to the seeds. Add the cucumber in the large bowl fallowing with mix lettuce sliced chilli , herbs , orange and goat cheese. You decide how you will cut your ingredients or do as I did. When chicken is done , slice in bite-sized chunks and add it in to the mixture. The same thing do with the bread.  Drizzle the ingredients with olive oil and lemon add salt and pepper and mix all together and then serve. I hope you’ll like it 🙂

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Prolećna salata sa piletinom i bademima

Ovo je veoma brz , zdrav i jednostavan recept za koji vam treba najviše 20 minuta. Salata je puna hraniljivih sastojaka i vitamina , a opet veoma je lagana. Recept je namenjen za dve osobe mada ga možete udvostručiti. Takodje veoma je pogodna da je napravite više i da je ostavite u frižideru jer je i hladna veoma ukusna.

Sastojci

  • 1 pileći file
  • kesa mešane salata ili pola glavice ajzberg salate
  • 1 pomorandža
  • 40g badema
  • 1 krastavac
  • 100gr kozijeg sira
  • sveža nana, majčina dušica i bosiljak
  • 1/2 baget hleba
  • 1 čili
  • 1 limun
  • devičansko maslinovo ulje, so i biber

 

Instrukcije

Stavite gril tiganj na srednje jaku vatru i izgrilujte pileći file sa obe strane po otprilije 5 minuta , ili dok nije pečeno. Slobodno pecite 4 minuta i nakon toga file rasecite na pola i dovršite sredinu jer se ona najduže peče. Ovaj korak je dobar jer ćete svakako iseći file kasnije na sitne komade a ovako ste sigurniji da ce vam meso ostati sočnije i tačno ispečeno. Takodje možete da ga marinirate u jogurtu začinjenim raznim začinima kao što su kumin, korijander ili bilo koji začin koji volite. Ovaj korak takodje čini meso sočnijim i ukusnijim.

Dok vam se piletina peče isecite hleb i pecite ga sa malo maslinovog ulja sa obe strane dok ne dobije lepu boju . U veliku činiju ubacite naseckanu nanu, bosiljak,pomorandžu , bademe i koziji sir. Krastavac oljištite ljuštilicom po dužini da bi ste dobili lepe pruge i dodajte ga u činiju. Kada vam je piletina gotova pomešajte je sa ostalim sastojcima pospite malo maslinovog ulja i limuna i sve dobro promešajte. Posolite i pobiberite po želji i spremni ste da servirate salatu. Nadam se da će vam se svideti 🙂

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Arrabbiata with homemade sundried tomatoes / the drying process

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     During this summer I decided to make sundried tomatoes and there are many reasons for that. The main reason is obviously enormus price , and what you get a jar ful of tomatoes (who are very cheap in the summer) loaded with cheap sunflower oil. When I’m saying this I mean on very good producers like Ponti and they still can’t put the olive oil instead of sunflower oil , so I decided to do it on my own and the results were stuning.
     Of course that you can dry them in the oven , but I decide to go something more traditionaly. From the equipment you will need long string and pincers to hold the tomatoes , but if you have some other idea to hold the tomatoes feel free to do it , I found this way the easiest one. The most important part of the drying process is to remove all the inner pulp of the tomatoes and to leave only the firm part , because the pulp have a high water contest and it would help the process of moldering tomatoes which is the last thing you want. When you cut all the tomatoes and remove the pulp you can start to put the tomatoes on the string and secure them with pincers. Leave them to hang on the sun and they will be all dried out in 2-3 days. Watch them occasionally and take attention on rotten one to remove them from the other pieces. I just want to say that I dried mine in the hottest time of the year and the average temperature was about 32 celsius.enormus price , and what you get a jar ful of tomatoes (who are very cheap in the summer) loaded with cheap sunflower oil. When I’m saying this I mean on very good producers like Ponti and they still can’t put the olive oil instead of sunflower oil , so I decided to do it on my own and the results were stuning.

Recipe serve two people

 Ingredients for arrabiata

  • 250gr tagliatelle
  • 6-10 sundried tomatoes
  • half tin of tomatoe passata
  • 60gr of pecorino or parmesan cheese
  • handful of fresh basil leafs
  • 3 tablespoon of extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • salt and pepper

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Instructions

Take a large pot of boiling salted water and cook the tagliatelle. Cook 2 minutes less then is writen on the package and then finish them in the sauce.  Heat the frying pan on medium heat and drizzle two tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil then add thinly sliced garlic a few leafs of basil to fry. After 1-2 minutes add sundried tomatoes and a little bit of pasta water to rehydrate them. Then add the tomato passata and stir everything for few minutes until everything is combined , and the sauce is reduced by half. After the sauce is reduced add the pasta and stir well. Add fresh basil and serve with few thinly slices of parmesan cheese. I hope you’ll like it 🙂

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Arabijata sa domaćim sušenim paradajzom / proces sušenja

Odlučio sam letos da napravim svoj sušeni paradajz i za to postoji više razloga. Glavni razlog je definitivno odnos cene i kvaliteta , odnosno ogromna cena proizvoda koji je u sezoni veoma jeftin. Kad to kažem mislim na vrlo dobre proizvođača kao što su Ponti a i oni i dalje ne mogu da stave maslinovo ulje umesto suncokretovog , pa sam odlučio to učinim sam i rezultati su bili odlični.

Naravno da možete da ih sušite u rerni ali sam se ja odlučio na originalni starinski način , odnosno na direktnom suncu. Od opreme bi vam trebali kanap i štipaljke bukvalno , odnosno taj način sam ja video kao najednostavniji , medjutim šta je meni jednostavno ne mora da važi i za vas. Najvažniji dio procesa sušenja je da ukloni sva unutrašnja srž paradajza i da se ostavi samo spoljašnji tvrdi deo (Paradajz iscite na četvrtine ) .Glavni razlog je taj što pulpa sadrži puno vode pa će vam se tako paradajz pre ubudjaviti nego što će početi da se suši. Kada izvedete ovaj deo ostalo je stvarno lako , sve što trebate da uradite je da ih zakačite na kanap i osigurate štipaljkama. Ostavite ih da vise na suncu za otprilike 2-4 dana će biti potpuno suvi. Nadgledajte ih povremeno i obratite pažnju da se neki nije ubudjavio i ako jeste odstranite ih od ostalih. Želim da napomenem još samo da sam ceo proces radio letos i da je dnevna temperatura bila oko 32 stepena otprilike.

 

Recept je za dve osobe

Sastojci za Arabijatu

  • 250gr tagliatelle pasta
  • 6-10 kriški sušenog paradajza
  • pola konzerve paradajz sosa
  • 60gr pekorina ili parmezana
  • šaka svežeg bosiljka
  • 3 kašike maslinovog ulja extravirgin
  • 2 čena belog luka
  • 1 crveni čili (opcionalno)
  • so i biber

Instrukcije

Uzmite veliki lonac sa ključalom vodom i stavite oko 5 grama soli zatim ubacite taljatele i kuvajte ih dva minuta manje nego što je napisano na pakovanju , a zatim ih dovršite u sosu da bi pokupile aromu i ukus sosa.  Zagrejte tiganj na srednjoj temperaturi i dodajte dve kašike maslinovog ulja , te zatim ubacite tanko isečen beli luk i ubacite par listova bosiljka da se isprže sa belim lukom. Nakon 1-2 minuta dodajte sušeni paradajz i malo vode iz lonca u kome se kuva pasta da bi ste malo rehidrirali paradajz a samim tim i zgusnuli sos jer je ova tečnost puna skroba zbog testenine. Zatim dodajte paradajz pelat i mešajte sve za nekoliko minuta dok se sve ne sjedini i dok se sos ne redukuje na pola odprilike. Nakon što se sos redukovao i zgusnuo dodajte testeninu i sve dobro mešajte. Dodajte svež bosiljak i poslužite uz tanko narendane lisiće parmezana. Nadam se da će vam se svideti 🙂

Melon with prosciutto, rocket and tomatoes

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This is amazing summer appetizer. Combination of melon and grilled prosciutto works absolutely perfect, but in the other hand, it is very simple to make. You can make a tone of it and impress your friends or partner. In my oppinion this is perfect dish or appetizer to make for someone if you never cooked before, because it can’t go wrong. And when you serve it, they’ll be very surprised and probably will clean the plate.

This recipe was created at a time when my parents returned from work, carrying melon in hands, so I instantly decided to make a classic melon and prosciutto. I was very hungry and impatient, so I made this recipe instantly, and the reason I’m writing this is that I forgot to put the feta cheese in recipe, or gorgonzola even better. The cheese really lift up the flavour of the dish, so try with cheese. 🙂

                    Ingredients

For one plate you’ll need approximately 5-7 cubes of melon. Make sure that the size of melon fit the prosciutto slices, so that you can cover the whole cube. From another ingredients you’ll need 1 chilli, 1 tomatoe, handful of rocket, cheese as I said earlier, half a lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.

 

                     Instructions

Slice the melone on cubes (2cm) and roll in prosciutto and secure with a toothpick, than season with black pepper and chilli flakes (optional). Than grill them from all sides until they get black grilled marks. In big bowl put sliced tomatoes, rocket and chilli, then drizzle with olive oil,  and add a few drops of lemon juice. The best proportion is 3 parts of oil on 1 part of vinegar or other kind of acid. This is some kind of golden rule for dressing salad. Give the salad a season with salt and pepper and toss alltogether. I hope you will enjoy it. 🙂

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Dinja rolovana sa pršutom 

                      Ovo je neverovatno letnje predjelo. Kombinacija dinje i grilovane pršute funkcioniše savršeno, dok je sa druge strane vrlo jednostavano da se napraviti. Možete napraviti u velikim količinama zavisno želeli impresionirati svoje prijatelje ili partnera. Po mom mišljenjeu ovo jelo je savršeno za one koji se nikada nisu oprobali u kuhinji , jer jednostavno nemaju gde da naprave grešku , a opet sa druge strane jelo izleda veoma impresivno na pogled.

                    Ovaj recept je nastao letos kada je moja mama ušla u kuću sa dinjom u rukama pa mi je u tom trenutku palo na pamet da napravim sada već opšte poznat recept. S obzirom da sam jelo napravio odmah želim da napomenem da u mom originalnom receptu fali sir koji odlično dopunjuje ovo jelo . Možete da birate izmedju fete ili gorgonzole , ova dva sira su idealna u ovoj kombinaciji. Zato vi probajte da ga ne izostavite, jer daje jelu posebnu slast.

  Sastojci

Za jedan tanjir ćete trebati otprilike 5-7 kockica dinje. Pobrinite se da veličina kocki dinje odgovara pršuti, tako da možete pokriti celu kocku. Od drugih sastojaka trebaće vam 1 čili, 1 paradajz, šaka rukole, sir kao što sam rekao ranije, pola limuna, maslinovo ulje, so i biber.

     Instrukcije

Isecite dinju na kocke (2cm) i urolajte sa pršutom zatim probodite čačkalicom da se pršuta ne bi odmotala. Začinite biberom i mlevenim čilijem ako želite. Grilujte komade sa svih strana dok ne dobiju crne šare. U veliku posudu stavite iseckan paradajz i rukolu pospite maslinovim uljem i dodajte nekoliko kapi limunovog soka. Najbolji odnos je 3 dela ulja na 1 deo sićeta ili lumuna u ovom slučaju. Ovo je zlatno pravilo pri pravljenju dresinga za salatu. Posolite i pobiberite salata i zatim je dobro izmešajte. Spremni ste za serviranje. Nadam se da ćete uživati . 🙂

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Homemade aromatic olive oil

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This is the fastest way to make an incredible gift for someone or for yourself. All you need to do is to buy a good extra virgin olive oil, and to find a nice small transparent bottle.

When I said aromatic I mean whatever you have in house at the moment. I can only suggest you some of the combinations like garlic and chilli , or chilli and basil with whole pepper grains, rosemary and garlic , thyme and orange peel. When you decide what flavour you want , you need to put the oil in the pan on low heat and add the flavours and heat up for about 5 minutes but you must be sure that the heat is on the lowest position. Transfer the oil in the nice bottle and add a little bit more fresh ingredinets for decoration. Your present is done. This is very original way to surprise someone and in the same time very fast and easy job for you. Enjoy

Aromatizovano maslinovo ulje

Ovaj recept je najbrži način da iznenadite nekog zanimljivim poklonom ili jednostavno da ga napravite za sopstvenu upotrebu. Sve što trebate da imate je dobro maslinovo ulje i lepa flašica u kojoj cete da prezentujete vaše ulje.
Postoji mnogo kombinacija i ukusa kojim možete da poboljšate već samo po sebi savršeno maslinovo ulje. Ja mogu samo da vam predložim neke od kombinacija a na vama je koju ćete odabrati , ili još bolja je varijanta da osmislite sami svoju kombinaciju. Neke od karakterističnih kombinacija su tanko sečeni listići belog luka sa čilijem , čili i bosiljak , ruzmarin i beli luk , majčina dušica i kora pomorandže i limuna. Kada se odlučite koju kombinaciju želite sve što trebate da uradite je da stavite ulje u šerpu , dodate sastojke i grejete na slaboj vatri oko 5 minuta mada možete i duže samo obratite pažnju da ne spržite sastojke. Dekantujte ulje u bocu i dodajte par svežih sastojaka zbog dekoracije i da bi se znalo šta je u boci. Vaše ulje je spremno. Što vam duže ulje bude stajalo aroma će biti intenzivnija. Nadam se da će vam se svideti recept .