Beer-fried mushrooms *appetizer*

Happy Monday, darlings! Today I’ll be sharing one of my favorite 30 minutes or less appetizer recipes! Aside of the amazing taste, I love this recipe because it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and it consists of things EVERY self-sufficient 20 something adult always has laying around their kitchen!

You will need:

1-2 lbs (500g-1kg) washed whole mushrooms

3-4 eggs (stirred)

a can of beer

1 t.s. dried thyme, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and crushed black pepper

1-2 cups of flour

1/2 bottle cooking oil

Directions:

Boil the mushrooms for 6-8 minutes in water with a pinch of salt. When that’s done, drain and rinse them with cold water and place them in a mixing bowl and set them aside for now. Boil some cooking oil in a regular frying pan, setting it on medium heat. When it’s sizzling and ready, dip each mushroom in the following order: beer, egg mixture, the spices, flour, beer. Yes, you are reading correct and I didn’t mess up- it all begins and ends with beer! Place the ready mushrooms in the pan and be careful not to get burned by the hot oil! Do not overcrowd your pan, do two rounds of mushrooms if you have to! Each load should take you no more than 5-6 minutes until reaching golden brown. If you need to do two rounds, using the same oil is okay as long as you don’t overdo the flour and there’s none floating in your oil after the first ones are done. Once you take them out of the oil, place the ready mushrooms on a baking sheet or a thick kitchen towel to absorb some of the extra grease off.

Enjoy!

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Red Pepper Salad / Side Dish

I  decided to start my little online cooking adventure with something simple and traditional for my country. Almost everything I cook has a little healthy twist to it! This is not the authentic Bulgarian salad but it’s heavily influenced by it.

You will need:

5-6 large red peppers

2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

½ freshly squeezed lemon juice

1-2 table spoons virgin oil

1 tea spoon Himalayan salt

Bunch of finely chopped fresh parsley

How I   make it:

Wash the peppers and grill them only brushing the grill with some virgin oil and yes, a Forman grill would work too.

While you wait on the peppers to cool off, mix all the other ingredients (except parsley) together and let the mixture settle down. Clean and peal and the peppers, cut them up in slices and add them to the mixture and keep stirring until it all blends together. Sprinkle the parsley on top right before serving.

It’s a very simple and delicious dish that’s pretty much available all year round! Low calories and loaded with vitamins, it’s totally worth trying it out! In the summer I like to serve it as a salad and I keep it covered in the fridge for 2-3 hours before consuming. In the winter I usually serve it while it’s warm or room temperature.

I  always recommend buying organic and locally grown products when available!

Love your body! Xo, Silvia Melange

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Салата от червени чушки

Реших да започна моято онлайн готварско приключение с нещо лесно и традиционно в българската кухня.Почти всичко което сервирам има здравословна  чупка. Ястието и не е автентичната българска рецепта, но е силно вдъхновенo от нея!

Продукти:

5-6 големи червени чушки

2-3 скилидки чесън (ситно настърган)

Сока на половин лимон

1 с.л. зехтин

1 ч.л. хималайска сол

Шепа ситно нарязан пресен магданоз

Как го приготвям:

Измивам и пека чушките като намазвам само грила със зехтин. Докато чушките изстиват, смесвам всички други съставки (освен магданоза) и ги оставям на страна. Изчиствам, режа и беля чушките. Накълцвам ги на “лентички” и ги смесвам с всичко друго. Поръсвам салатата обилно с магданоз непосредствено преди сервиране.

Това е много лесна и вкусна рецепта, която може да бъде приготвена целогодишно. С минимални калории и пълна с витамини, заслужава си да се опита! През лятото, я сервирам като салата и я покривам в хладилника покрита за 2-3 часа преди консумация. През зимата обикновено е като гарнитура топла или със стайна температура. Винаги препоръчвам органични продукти, когато са на разположение!

Обичай тялото си!