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Greek zucchini fritters Quick and easy recipe – Gordon Ramsay’s version

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Greek-style zucchini fritters (or meatballs): to order them in Greece just say Kolokythokeftédes, Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες …or "zucchini balls " and we do first.
They are zucchini and feta meatballs (or pancakes depending on the shape, I prefer the flattened shape for more uniform cooking). Feta cheese (inevitable in Greek dishes a bit like mozzarella in Campania!) Is very tasty, crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside! Originally from Crete, these meatballs are always found in the menus of restaurants and taverns !! Thanks to the mint and lemon zest they have a very fresh taste, one really leads to another, little oil is used and they are also suitable for vegetarians. Amazing! Here are some tricks to make them come perfect. In the next few days I will post other Greek recipes, I hope you like them !!

Read also tzatziki sauce, portocalopita

INGREDIENTS for 12 pancakes

  • 500 gr of zucchini
  • 200 gr of Feta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 grams of flour 00
  • 2 green stalks of cippollotti
  • a few mint leaves
  • a few basil leaves
  • dill (optional)
  • chili pepper (optional)
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Let's put a tea towel in a bowl and we grate inside of the courgettes with a grater with large holes, add half a teaspoon of salt up and turn a bit with our hands


close the cloth and tighten to let the vegetation water escape (as in the video above).

We put the zucchini in another bowl. Let's add the mint, the basil and the green stem of spring onions the zest of 1 lemon, the chili pepper in powder, le egg and the feta crumbled with your hands; mix until all the ingredients are combined.Finally we add the Flour and mix briefly otherwise the dough will harden and absorb a lot of oil.

Let's take one no stick pan and add 2-3 tablespoons of oil extra virgin olive oil, heat the oil and add a little mixture using 2 tablespoons, give the flattened shape like hamburger but thinner (it will serve to cook faster and evenly, in the shape of a meatball the central part would remain raw not being immersed in oil).

We cook a few minutes on both sides until golden brown.

The outside will be golden-brown and crunchy, while the inside will be soft. Serve still hot with a few drops of lemon or with Greek tzatziki sauce.

Kαλή όρεξη! Enjoy your meal!

Salt bream cooked in the oven – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Salt bream cooked in the oven


Sea bream with salt cooked in the oven it is a simple and effective second course of fish. In fact, the fish is cooked submerged in coarse salt which during cooking will form a hard shell that will allow the fish to cook in its own steam.

Although this cooking method is very simple, maximizes the aromas and taste of the fish pulp.

With the advantage of getting one also very light recipe, as no fat is added to cooking. To taste, once cooked and once the fish has been filleted, you can add a drizzle of raw oil.

There cooking in a salt crust it is a rather ancient method that can also be used for other types of fish, such as sea bass, snapper, redfish or grouper. Fish should possibly reach at least 500g for best results.
The chosen fish must be gutted and washed but not scaled. This type of cooking requires very high temperatures and a lot of coarse salt.

Salt bream cooked in the oven

Sea bream with salt cooked in the oven however, it represents a very refined dish in its simplicity and with which you will make a great impression with the guests when you bring it to the table.

In fact it is a dish that is prepared for some party or for a fish dinner where you want to make a good impression with little effort! Speaking of fish dinner, discover 13 recipes for an easy and cheap fish dinner.

Let's immediately see the recipe for preparing an excellent baked sea bream with salt.

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Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Cookies (Easy recipe, many variations!) – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Valentine's Day Cookies - Valentine's Day Cookies Recipe


THE Valentine's day Cookies they are gods Cookies heart-shaped perfect from serve and give for the February 14, the Valentine's day! They are made with one shortcrust pastry base soft and crumbly; once cooked, they are then stuffed of your choice with marmalade with raspberries or strawberries, Nutella, cream al pistachio… And finally coupled together to give life to Valentine's Day cookies in many variations of taste with only 1 dough! Not only beautiful is of great effect! but also super greedy!

Valentine's Day Cookies - Valentine's Day Cookies Recipe

It's about a Quick and easy recipe! The dough is the super proven shortcrust pastry, which you can do in a few minutes without difficulty; you can choose the classic base or shortcrust pastry with cocoa! For the realization of Valentine's Day biscuits, just use 2 heart-shaped molds, one bigger is one smaller with which to carve the cookies e derive the center from which the creamy heart will come out once assembled! You can stuff them with classic and spreadable creams that you like the most! in ingredients found all variants! Ideal for celebrate the most romantic day of the year, but also to pack and give as a gift for one special occasion, or enrich a buffet for children's parties!

Valentine's sweets:

Red Velvet (the original recipe for the red velvet cake!)

Cream Tart (the heart-shaped shortcrust pastry cake with printable shapes)

Tart with hearts (pastry base, filled with raspberry jam and lots of hearts on the surface)

Valentine's Day Cookies Recipe

PREPARATION TIMES

Preparation Cooking Total

Ingredients

Quantity for 30 pieces

For the basic pastry:

  • 330 grams of flour '00 + 1 teaspoon for the pastry board
  • 165 gr of soft butter at room temperature (or 100 gr of sunflower oil)
  • 1 whole egg (medium size)
  • 2 egg yolks (small size)
  • 130 grams of granulated sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or 1 sachet or the seeds of 1 berry)
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • Raspberry jam, strawberry or whatever you prefer (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • Pistachio spread cream (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • White chocolate cream (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • Nutella and or white Nutkao (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • Classic or Ruby pink chocolate ganache (a few spoons of your choice

Method

How to make Valentine's Day Cookies

First of all, prepare the dough following the SHORT PASTRY recipe

After resting for half an hour in the fridge, spread out on a previously floured work surface to a thickness of 3 mm;

then cut some hearts and engrave the center on the middle with a smaller heart!

If you want this stencil you can buy it HERE

Transfer the heart-shaped cookies to a baking tray previously lined with baking paper:

how to make valentine's day cookies

Then recompose the leftover shortcrust rags, put in the fridge and make new cookies, in this way.

Put the prepared trays in the fridge 10 minutes before cooking, 1 tray at a time at 180 ° in the static oven for 12 minutes in the central part.

Finally Remove from the oven and unmold.

Let it cool completely before stuffing! You can use 1 tablespoon of cream or jam of your choice or use the pastry bag.

stuffing valentine's day cookiesMatch the pieces with the empty heart in the center on the base

and your are ready Valentine's day Cookies!

Valentine's day cookies - Valentine's day cookies recipe

Once filled, they can be stored at room temperature for 1 day and then placed in the fridge.

If you have not filled them, you can keep them in a cookie jar for 1 month at room temperature.

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