Salmon, Ricotta and Gnocchi Bake / Složenac od lososa, ricotte i njoka

I admit, this meal does take a bit of time and maybe doesn’t quite fit the quick label, which is more or less a standard on this blog. However, it is still dang easy and super delicious. It also appears a bit fancy, so you can easily plant it to people at a dinner party and they’ll probably be super impressed with your cooking skills and will praise you for slaving away for hours just to feed them. Of course, no one is going to slave away for hours, don’t be absurd.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 2.14 EUR per serving / 8.54 EUR for all)

For the salmon:

400 grams of salmon fillet (5.33 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

For the ricotta sauce:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.20 EUR)

1 cup ricotta (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

For gnocchi:

400 grams of frozen gnocchi (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

For topping:

½ cup of finely shredded hard cheese (0.80 EUR)

2 tbsp breadcrumbs (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Pat dry the salmon and season it with salt and pepper. Add the salmon, skin-side down, to a lightly oiled skillet on medium heat. Cook for about five minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

While the salmon is frying wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Also, bring a large pot of water to a boil, add in salt and the gnocchi. Once the gnocchi float up, they are done, so remove them from water, rinse and set aside. Reserve the gnocchi water for later.

To the same skillet where you cooked the salmon add the oil and chopped onion. Saute for a few minutes until slightly translucent before adding in minced garlic, carrots and peas. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and allow them to cook for a few minutes. Finally, add in tomato paste and ricotta. Stir well and dilute with about a cup of reserved gnocchi water. Allow the ricotta to fully melt down, before stirring in the cooked gnocchi. Tear up the fried salmon and stir it into the sauce as well. It may all seem super runny, but the sauce will thicken a lot as everything bakes. You can totally opt to serve this dish as it is, but in that case add less of gnocchi water to the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Transfer the gnocchi and salmon with the sauce to a baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and breadcrumbs, then bake for about 20 minutes until crispy on top. Serve warm.

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Priznajem, ovo jelo zahtijeva malo više vremena i možda baš ne upada u kategoriju ful jednostavnog, koja je manje-više standard na ovom blogu. Međutim, ono i dalje nije teško za pripremiti, a jako je ukusno. Također je i pomalo fensi, pa ga lako možete podmetnuti gostima koji su vam došli na večeru i impresionirati ih svojim kulinarskim umijećem, a oni će vam se još i diviti kako ste satima crnčili u kuhinji. Naravno, nitko neće crnčiti satima, nemojte biti ludi.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 15,97 kn po porciji / 63,88 kn za sve)

Za losos:

400 g filea lososa (40,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Za umak od ricotte:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (1,50 kn)

1 šalica ricotte (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

Za njoke:

400 g smrznutih njoka (6,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

Za posipanje:

½ šalice ribanog tvrdog sira (6,00 kn)

2 žlice krušnih mrvica (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Losos posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom i začinite ga solju i paprom. Stavite ga u lagano nauljenu tavu na srednjoj vatri, tako da je kožom okrenut prema dolje. Pecite oko 5 minuta sa svake strane. Maknite losos iz tave i stavite na stranu.

Dok se losos peče, vi operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Također, stavite veliki lonac vode da zavrije. Posolite vodu i ubacite njoke. Kada njoki isplivaju znači da su gotovi, pa ih ocijedite, isperite i stavite na stranu. Vodu u kojoj su se njoki kuhali sačuvajte za kasnije.

U istu tavu u kojoj ste pekli losos dodajte ulje i sjeckani luk. Dinstajte par minuta da luk postane staklast prije nego dodate sjeckani češnjak, mrkvu i grašak. Povrće začinite solju i paprom i kuhajte ga nekoliko minuta. Dodajte sada i koncentrat rajčice i ricottu. Dobro sve promiješaje, pa umak razrijedite sa oko šalicom vode koju ste sačuvali od njoka. Pustite da se ricotta skroz rastopi prije nego u umak umiješate kuhane njoke. Pečeni losos natrgajte na komadiće, pa i njega dodajte u umak. Umak vam se možda sada čini jako tekuć, ali budite bez brige, sve će se zgusnuti kako se bude peklo. Također, možete svakako jelo poslužiti i već u ovoj fazi bez dodatnog pečenja, samo u tom slučaju dodajte manje vode od njoka. Kušajte i prilagodite začine.

Pećnicu zagrijte na 200°C. Njoke sa umakom i lososom preselite u posudu za pečenje. Poravnajte i posipajte sa ribanim sirom i krušnim mrvicama. Pecite oko 20 minuta, dok se sve ne zahrska. Poslužite toplo.

Salmon, Ricotta and Gnocchi Bake / Složenac od lososa, ricotte i njoka

Five Minute Tuna Rolls / Petominutne rolice sa tunom

These tuna rolls are the best thing ever and the secret is in the magical super easy tuna spread. We’ve already made them three times in the past week and still crave some more. This is a perfect quick dinner or snack solution. Also, the rolls are totally portable too, so you can even take them to work.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.62 EUR per serving / 3.23 EUR for all)

For the tuna spread:

1 can of tuna (1.60 EUR)

¼ cup cream cheese choice (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp mayo (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly cracked black pepper (0.02 EUR)

For the rolls:

2 large tortillas (0.53 EUR)

6 lettuce leaves (0.20 EUR)

4 large pickles (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the tuna spread by draining canned tuna and mashing it up with a fork, then stirring together with cream cheese, mayo, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Wash and pat dry the lettuce and thinly cut the pickles. Divide the tuna spread between tortillas, then top with lettuce and pickles. Tightly roll up and either immediately serve sliced, or wrap the whole tortilla up in cling foil and refrigerate until the next day.

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Ove tuna rolice su najbolja stvar ikad, a tajna je u čarobnom, turbo jednostavnom tuna namazu. Mi smo ih radili već jedno tri puta u zadnjih tjedan dana i još uvijek se nismo zasitili. Ako vam treba neka brza večerica ili snack, ove su rolice kao stvorene za vas. Osim toga, možete ih pripremiti i dan ranije, pa zamotati i ponijeti si na posao.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 12,08 kn po porciji / 24,16 kn za sve)

Za namaz od tune:

1 konzerva tune (12,00 kn)

¼ šalice mliječnog namaza po izboru (2,50 kn)

2 žlice majoneze (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Za rolice:

2 velike tortilje (4,00 kn)

6 listova zelene salate (1,50 kn)

4 velika krastavca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Napravite namaz tako da ocijedite tunu i izgnječite ju vilicom. Pomiješajte sa mliječnim namazom, majonezom, solju i paprom. Kušajte i prilagodite začine.

Operite salatu pa ju lagano posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom. Krastavce narežite na tanke ploške. Namaz od tune razmažite po tortiljama, pa po njima poslažite salatu i krastavce. Čvrsto zamotajte tortilje, pa ih ili odmah poslužite narezane, ili cijelu tortilju zamotajte u prijanjajuću foliju i čuvajte u hladnjaku do sutradan.

Five Minute Tuna Rolls / Petominutne rolice sa tunom

Grilled Salmon with Broccoli and Pea Quinoa / Losos na žaru sa kvinojom, brokulom i graškom

Since Lent is underway and many of you are incorporating more fish and seafood into your diet, here is a lunch idea for you to try out.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 3.14 EUR per serving / 6.27 EUR for all)

For the salmon:

300 grams salmon fillets (4.00 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

For quinoa:

1 broccoli flower (0.80 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

½ cup frozen peas (0.10 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp ground coriander (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp dried parsley (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

½ cup quinoa (0.50 EUR)

1 and ½ cups water (–)

Optional for serving:

½ of a lemon (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the salmon. Set aside. Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies, including the broccoli stem. I decided to steam the broccoli florets on top of the quinoa pot for some bright green deliciousness, but feel free to dump those straight into the pot if you’re too lazy for this extra step. Wash quinoa in a colander under the running water.

Add the oil to a pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in garlic, broccoli stem and carrots. Stir and cook those for a few minutes to slightly caramelize before adding in peas, tomato paste, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, coriander, paprika, parsley, bay leaf, quinoa and water. Bring to a rolling boil, place a steaming rack with broccoli florets on top and cover tightly with a lid. Reduce heat to low and cook undisturbed for 15 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, season salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook on a grilling pan for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Once the quinoa is cooked, plate everything and serve drizzled with lemon juice and some lemon wedges.

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Pošto je vrijeme korizme i mnogi se trude u svoj meni ubaciti više ribe i morskih plodova, evo vam jedna ideja za ručak koju možete isprobati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 23,39 kn po porciji / 46,78 kn za sve)

Za losos:

300 g filea lososa (30,00 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Za kvinoju:

1 glavica brokule (6,00 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

½ šalice smrznutog graška (0,75 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

½ žličice mljevenog korijandera (0,25 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žlica sušenog peršina (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

½ šalice kvinoje (3,75 kn)

1 i ½ šalica vode (–)

Po želji za serviranje:

½ limuna (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite losos, pa stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte povrće, uključujući i stabljiku brokule. Ja sam cvjetiće brokule skuhala na pari u istom loncu iznad kvinoje, da imamo nešto zeleno i hrskavo, ali vi slobodno sve ubacite zajedno u lonac ako ste lijeni za taj ekstra korak. Kvinoju dobro isperite u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom.

Ulje dodajte u lonac i par minuta dinstajte luk da postane staklast. Ubacite u lonac češnjak, stabljiku brokule i mrkvu. Promiješajte i kuhajte koju minutu da se sve blago karamelizira, pa onda dodajte grašak, koncentrat rajčice, sol, papar, češnjak u prahu, čili, korijander, slatku papriku, peršin, lovor, kvinoju i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, stavite preko toga rešetku za kuhanje na pari sa cvjetićima brokule, te sve skupa čvrsto poklopite. Smanjite vatru na laganu i sve zajedno kuhajte 15 minuta.

Dok se kvinoja kuha, losos začinite maslinovim uljem, solju i paprom. Pržite ga oko 3-4 minute sa svake strane na gril tavi. Kada je kvinoja gotova, sve skupa servirajte pokapano sokom od limuna i sa još kojom kriškom limuna za dekoraciju.

Grilled Salmon with Broccoli and Pea Quinoa / Losos na žaru sa kvinojom, brokulom i graškom

Tuna and Tomato Fusilli / Fusili sa tunom i rajčicom

Let me tell you, my existence would be meagre and incredibly sad if there weren’t any pasta in the world. Pasta is not only quick and cheap to make, it’s also the ultimate comfort food. I could sing endless praises to pasta, but we might as well just get on with the recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.09 EUR per serving / 4.35 EUR for all)

For the pasta:

8 cups water (–)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

500 grams fusilli (1.33 EUR)

For the sauce:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp dried oregano (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 cups tomato puree (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.03 EUR)

1 can of tuna in brine (1.60 EUR)

Additional:

½ cup shredded cheese (0.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add water, oil and salt to a pot, place on high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Dump in pasta and cook according to the package instructions to al dente. Drain, rinse well under cold running water and set aside.

While the pasta’s cooking finely dice the onion. When pasta is done and draining, prepare the sauce in the same pot. Add two tablespoons of sunflower seed oil and saute onion on high heat until translucent. Throw in garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt and pepper, stir and cook for a minute so the aromas release from the spices. Dump in tomato puree and parsley and cook for about ten minutes, so the sauce thickens a bit. Stir in apple cider vinegar, drained tuna and cooked pasta. Stir and cook for a minute or two, just until everything is heated through. Serve immediately with a bit of shredded cheese.

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Odmah da razjasnimo – moja egzistencija bi bila poprilično bijedna da u životu nemam tjestenine. Tjestenina ne samo da je brza i jeftina za skuhati, već je i ultimativna hrana za utjehu. No umjesto da sada pišem hvalospjeve o tjestenini, evo vam i recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,09 kn po porciji / 32,37 kn za sve)

Za tjesteninu:

8 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

500 g fusila (10,00 kn)

Za umak:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

1 žličica sušenog češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

2 žličice sušenog origana (1,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,20 kn)

1 konzerva tune u salamuri (12,00 kn)

Dodatno:

½ šalice ribanog sira (2,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Vodu, ulje i sol stavite u veliki lonac na jaku vatru i pustite da zavrije. Ubacite tjesteninu i skuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju da bude al dente. Ocijedite, isperite dobro pod mlazom hladne vode i stavite na stranu.

Dok se tjestenina kuha fino nasjeckajte luk. Kada je tjestenina gotova i pustili ste ju da se cijedi, u istom loncu u kojem ste skuhali tjesteninu napravite umak. Stavite u lonac dvije žlice suncokretovog ulja i prodinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite češnjak, bosiljak, origano, sol i papar, promiješajte, te kuhajte koju minutu da začini otpuste arome. Dodajte pasiranu rajčicu i peršin, te kuhajte desetak minuta da se umak malo zgusne. Umiješajte jabučni ocat, ocijeđenu tunu i kuhanu tjesteninu. Dobro sve promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu-dvije, da se sve dobro ugrije. Poslužite odmah, posipano sa malo ribanog sira.

Tuna and Tomato Fusilli / Fusili sa tunom i rajčicom

Grilled Trout with Bok Choy (paleo) / Pastrva i bok choi sa žara (paleo)

My lovely co-worker brought me fresh trout from her pond, so that’s what we had for a fancy lunch a few weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to type up a recipe, but life kinda always got in the way. However, I finally did manage to get to it. I just loved how simple and tasty this dish turned out, so had to share with the internet. In this recipe I used prepackaged lemon pepper seasoning mix for the trout, but I think any combination of zesty citrus flavors would work really well, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 3.68 EUR per serving / 7.35 EUR for all)

For the trout:

1 kilo of fresh trout (5.33 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of lemon-pepper seasoning (0.03 EUR)

For bok choy:

2 heads of baby bok choy (1.33 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

2 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

Additional:

Sunflower seed oil for brushing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Clean the trout and cut it into fillets. If you’ve never filleted a fish before (I haven’t!), this is the video that I’ve watched to find out how it’s done and I had no problem making fillets on the first try. It took me maybe ten minutes and was super easy and straightforward. The only thing which is a must is a good and really sharp filleting knife.

Pat the trout fillets dry and rub them with salt and lemon-pepper seasoning on both sides. Set aside. Wash and pat dry the bok choy, cut in half and rub with ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil and freshly ground black pepper.

Place a grilling pan on medium heat to warm up and lightly brush with sunflower seed oil. Arrange the trout fillets skin sides down on a pan and cook for about two to three minutes. Gently flip over and finish cooking on the other side for another minute. Remove the fillets from the pan and keep warm while you grill the bok choy. Arrange it on the same pan, cut sides down and grill for about 3-4 minutes. Flip over and cook for another minute or two. Serve it all immediately while still warm.

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Pred par tjedana mi je moja draga kolegica donijela svježe pastrve iz svojeg ribnjaka, tako da smo si napravili fensi ručak. Već neko vrijeme planiram napisati recept, ali uvijek mi se nekako život prepriječi na putu. No eto, ipak sam na kraju uspjela prionuti na posao. Jako mi se svidjelo kako je ovo jelo ispalo jednostavno i fino, pa sam ga morala podijeliti sa internetom. U ovom sam receptu za ribu upotrijebila gotovi limun-papar miks začina. Međutim, mislim da bi bilo kakve citrusne arome super pasale, pa vi slobodno iskoristite ono što vam je pri ruci.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 27,56 kn po porciji / 55,11 kn za sve)

Za pastrvu:

1 kg svježe pastrve (40,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat limun-papar mješavine začina (0,25 kn)

Za bok choy:

2 glavice baby bok choya (10,00 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

2 žličice tostiranog sezamovog ulja (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

Dodatno:

Suncokretovo ulje za namastiti tavu (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Očistite pastrvu i isfiletirajte ju. Ako nikada prije niste filetirali ribu (ja nisam!), samo da znate kako sam ja pogledala ovaj video i sve mi je bilo jasno, te sam uspjela napraviti filete iz prvog pokušaja. Sve skupa mi je trebalo možda desetak minuta i nije uopće bilo teško. Jedino bez čega nikako nećete moći je dobar i jako oštri nož za filetiranje.

Filete ribe posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom i sa obje strane natrljajte sa soli i limun-papar mješavinom. Stavite na stranu. Operite i lagano posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom bok choi, pa raspolovite po dužini. Natrljajte bok choi sa kečapom, soja sosom, sezamovim uljem i paprom.

Gril tavu stavite da se ugrije na srednjoj vatri i lagano premažite suncokretovim uljem. Filete pastrve poslažite po tavi, tako da je koža okrenuta prema dolje. Kuhajte oko dvije do tri minute, pa nježno okrenite i još minutu kuhajte i drugu stranu. Maknite sve filete i držite na toplom dok izgrilate i bok choi. Bok choi poslažite na istu tavu, sa raspolovljenom stranom okrenutom prema dolje. Pecite oko 3-4 minute, preokrenite, pa drugu stranu pecite još minutu-dvije. Sve poslužite odmah dok je toplo.

Grilled Trout with Bok Choy (paleo) / Pastrva i bok choi sa žara (paleo)

Creamy Tuna Spread / Kremasti namaz od tune

This spread is my new favorite thing. It comes together super quickly, especially if you already have some hard-boiled eggs on hand. But even with the additional step of boiling the eggs, you’re gonna whip this up in no time. It keeps pretty well in fridge when stored in an airtight container and will be good for up to five days.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 jars / 1.75 EUR per jar / 5.24 EUR for all)

2 hard-boiled eggs, cooled (0.40 EUR)

1 cup of fresh soft cheese like queso blanco (0.67 EUR)

3 tbsp crème fraiche (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp lemon juice (0.13 EUR)

5-6 small pickles (0.27 EUR)

Handful of fresh chives (0.13 EUR)

2 cans of tuna in brine, drained (3.20 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half and scoop out the yolks. Add the yolks, cheese, crème fraiche and lemon juice to a food processor and blitz for a minute or two until silky and smooth. Roughly chop the egg whites, pickles and chives, then add them to the cheese mixture together with tuna, salt and pepper. Blitz a few times until everything is finely chopped and incorporated, but still a bit on a chunky side. Taste and adjust seasonings and chill well before serving.

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Ovaj namaz mi je jedno od novih najdražih otkrića. Gotov je za čas, posebno ako već imate tvrdo kuhanih jaja pri ruci. No, čak i ako morate kuhati jaja, namaz ćete smutiti u trenu. U hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku, namaz će bez problema držati do pet dana.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 teglice / 13,09 kn po teglici / 39,26 kn za sve)

2 tvrdo kuhana jaja (3,00 kn)

1 šalica svježeg sira (5,00 kn)

3 žlice milerama (3,00 kn)

1 žlica limunovog soka (1,00 kn)

5-6 manjih kiselih krastavaca (2,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg vlasca (1,00 kn)

2 limenke tune u salamuri (24,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Raspolovite tvrdo kuhanja jaja i izvadite žumanjke, pa ih skupa sa sirom, mileramom i sokom od limuna ubacite u multipraktik i provrtite dok sve ne bude glatko i kremasto. Grubo narežite bjelanjke, kisele krastavce i vlasac, te ih dodajte u smjesu sira, zajedno sa tunom, soli i paprom. Problicajte par puta dok sve ne bude fino sjeckano i pomiješano, ali vam i dalje ostanu sitni komadići. Kušajte i prilagodite začine te dobro ohladite prije posluživanja.

Creamy Tuna Spread / Kremasti namaz od tune

Crunchy Tuna Salad / Hrskava salata of tune

The weather has been super warm and humid lately, so all I wanna do is munch on salads. This recipe is ideal as a light lunch and you can whip it up in just minutes. If you’re as lazy as I am, you’re gonna make it even easier for yourself and use prewashed and cut bagged mixed greens. Mine had thin carrot sticks in as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 2.03 EUR per serving / 4.06 EUR for all)

1 can of tuna (1.73 EUR)

2 salted anchovy fillets (0.27 EUR)

1/3 cup pitted olives (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp capers (0.27 EUR)

Large handful of mixed greens (1.00 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

Small pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Drain canned tuna from brine or oil and flake it with a fork. Finely chop up anchovies and cut pitted olives into rings. Toss together with capers and mixed greens. Season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and enjoy. Be sure to go easy on the salt, though, as anchovies, olives and capers are already quite salty on their own.

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Vrijeme je zadnjih dana baš toplo i sparno, tako da mi se samo jedu salate. Ovaj recept je idealan kao lagani ručak, a možete ga zgotoviti za svega par minuta. Ako ste jednako lijeni kao i ja, olakšajte si dodatno tako da uzmete pakiranu opranu i narezanu zelenjavu. U mojoj salati su bili također i tanki štapići mrkve.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 15,16 kn po porciji / 30,32 kn za sve)

1 konzerva tune (13,00 kn)

2 slana fileta inčuna (2,00 kn)

1/3 šalice odkoštenih maslina (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kapara  (2,00 kn)

Veliki pregršt miješane salate (7,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

Mali prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ocijedite tunu od salamure ili ulja i usitnite viljuškom. Fino nasjeckajte inćune, a masline narežite na kolutiće. Pomiješajte skupa sa kaparama i salatom. Začinite sa maslinovim uljem, sokom od limuna, soli i paprom i navalite. Samo pazite da ne pretjerate sa soli, jer su i inčuni, masline i kapare već prilično slani sami za sebe.

Crunchy Tuna Salad / Hrskava salata of tune

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Garlic Potatoes / Tuna steak sa žara i krumpiri s češnjakom

Last week we had a blast of fake spring and temperature suddenly plummeted from -13°C to +13°C in a day. Let me tell you, it’s been glorious to finally take off the gloves, scarves, hats and all seven layers of underclothes. I suddenly felt like grilling something (even though all my grilling is done in a pan on a stove) and a nice juicy chunk of tuna caught my eye. Whenever I have such a nice fresh piece of meat or fish, I go very minimal with the seasonings.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings)

For potatoes:

4-5 potatoes

Good pinch of salt

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

For tuna:

2 tuna steaks

1 tbsp olive oil

Good pinch of salt

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Lemon juice for serving

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METHOD:

Peel and cube potatoes, add to a pot, cover with water and place on high heat. When potatoes reach rolling boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and toss with salt, pepper, garlic, parsley and olive oil.

While the potatoes are cooking, place a grilling pan on high heat for 2-3 minutes until warms up. Pat-dry the tuna steaks with a kitchen towel, brush with olive oil and sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper. Place tuna steaks on preheated grilling pan and grill for about 2-3 minutes, then flip and finish on the other side for a minute or two. Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Prošloga smo tjedna imali nalet lažnog proljeća i temperature su odjednom u jendom danu skočile sa -13°C na +13°C. Samo da znate, bilo je čista milina napokon se izvući iz kapa, šalova, rukavica i sedam podslojeva odjeće. Odmah mi se nešto peklo na grilu (iako ja to sve radim na gril tavi na štednjaku), a za oko mi je zapeo lijepi komad sočne tune. Kad god imam tako dobro svježe meso ili ribu, začine svedem na minimum.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije)

Za krumpire:

4-5 krumpira

Dobar prstohvat soli

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra

3 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana

Pregršt svježeg peršina, nasjeckan

2 žlice maslinovog ulja

Za tunu:

2 odreska tune

1 žlica maslinovog ulja

Dobar prstohvat soli

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra

Sok od limuna za posluživanje

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i narežite krumpir na kocke, dodajte u lonac, pokrijte vodom i stavite na jaku vatru. Kada voda zavrije, smanjite vatru, te kuhajte na srednjoj temperaturi oko 20 minuta, dok se krumpiri skroz ne skuhaju. Procijedite kuhane krumpire i pomiješajte ih sa soli, paprom, češnjakom, peršinom i maslinovim uljem.

U međuvremenu dok se krumpiri kuhaju, stavite gril tavu na jaku vatru na 2-3 minute da se dobro ugrije. Tunu posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom, premažite maslinovim uljem i lagano posipajte solju i paprom. Stavite odreske tune na zagrijanu tavu i pecite oko 2-3 minute na jednoj strani, pa onda okrenite i dovršite još minutu-dvije na drugoj strani. Tunu pokapajte limunovim sokom i poslužite odmah.

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Garlic Potatoes / Tuna steak sa žara i krumpiri s češnjakom

Gravlax Style Tuna / Usoljena tuna

I’ve been thinking of making gravlax – a traditional Nordic dish of cured salmon for a while. Since I couldn’t get a hold of fresh salmon and my fishmonger had the most amazing looking tuna, I decided to go with that. The process of salt curing fish is super easy and only requires you to be patient and wait while the salt and any spices you wanna add do their thing. The most important thing is that you use only very fresh fish, like sushi grade. Since this was my first attempt, I went with very basic recipe. But feel free to go wild here and use any other dried herbs and spices you like.

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INGREDIENTS:

250 grams piece of tuna

3 tbsp salt

1 ½ tbsp sugar

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

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METHOD:

Wash, then pat dry tuna with paper towels. Combine salt, sugar and black pepper in a small bowl. Spread a big sheet of plastic wrap on a bottom of a glass dish. Sprinkle half of salt mixture on the wrap, place tuna on top and then sprinkle with remaining salt mixture. Wrap tightly, but leave one edge open so the liquid can run out. Press tuna with a plate or another dish and place a few cans on top for weight. Refrigerate for 2-3 days, depending on thickness of the fish. I cured mine for 3 days, but suspect it would have been done after 2 already.

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A small note: you can slip a napkin under one side of the tuna dish, so it refrigerates tilted. This will keep all the liquids draining away from the fish. Make sure to discard those liquids about two times a day.

Once the fish is cured, quickly wash away the remaining salt and pat the fish dry. Slice very thinly before serving.

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Već neko vrijeme razmišljam o tome da napravim gravlax – tradicionalni nordijski usoljeni losos. S obzirom na to kako nisam uspjela nabaviti svježi losos, a u mojoj su ribarnici imali predivnu tunu, odlučila sam pokušati sa njom. Procedura sa usoljenom ribom je jako jednostavna i trebate samo biti strpljivi i čekati da sol i začini koje odlučite dodati naprave svoju čaroliju. Najvažnije je da koristite samo jako svježu ribu, kao recimo onu koju bi upotrijebili za sushi. S obzirom da mi je ovo bio prvi pokušaj, odlučila sam se za najosnovniji recept. Ali vi se slobodno razmašite i ubacite bilo koje sušene začine koji vam se dopadaju.

SASTOJCI:

250 g tune u komadu

3 žlice soli

1 ½ žlica šećera

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom dobro posušite tunu. U zdjelici pomiješajte sol, šećer i papar. Na dnu staklene posude raširite veći komad plastične folije. Po foliji posipajte pola mješavine soli, stavite na to tunu, pa po njoj posipajte ostatak. Dobro umotajte tunu u foliju, s time da jedan rub ostavite otvoren kako bi tekućina iz ribe mogla otjecati van. Tunu poklopite tanjurom ili drugom posudom koju ćete još opteretiti limenkama. Stavite u hladnjak na 2-3 dana, ovisno o debljini ribe. Ja sam svoju pustila 3 dana, ali mislim da bi već i nakon 2 dana bila gotova.

Mala napomena: podmetnite krpu ili ubrus pod rub posude s tunom kako bi u hladnjaku stajala nagnuta. Tako će vam sva tekućina iz ribe oticati iz ribe na jednu stranu. Dva puta dnevno to izlijte.

Kada je riba gotova, brzo ju isperite od soli pod mlazom vode i posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom. Režite tunu jako tanko prije posluživanja.

Gravlax Style Tuna / Usoljena tuna

Grilled Tuna (paleo) / Tuna na žaru (paleo)

I’m ashamed to admit how long it’s been since I’ve last cooked up some fresh fish. Since I bought a beautiful piece of tuna for gravlax, I decided to toss a chunk on a grill as well. I ate it with a handful of cherry tomatoes and this whole lunch was done in about 10 minutes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 serving / 3.51 EUR)

For tuna:

Tuna fillet of preferred size (2.67 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

For serving:

Handful of cherry tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

Drizzle of olive oil (0.02 EUR)

Juice from ¼ of a lemon (0.07 EUR)

METHOD:

Place grilling pan on high heat and allow it to get thoroughly warmed up. Wash and pat dry tuna with a paper towel. Brush the fish with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on preheated grilling pan and grill for about 3 minutes on one side, then flip and finish for another minute or two on the other side. Meanwhile, while the fish cooks, wash and halve cherry tomatoes and season them with salt and pepper. Transfer cooked fish on a plate with tomatoes, drizzle with a bit more olive oil and lemon juice and dig in right away.

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Sve me sram priznati kada sam zadnji puta kuhala neku svježu ribu. Pošto sam kupila krasanu tunu za gravlax, odlučila sam baciti komad i na gril. Poslužila sam ju sa cherry rajčicama i cijeli je ručak bio gotov u desetak minuta.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 porciju / 26,10 kn)

Za tunu:

File tune po želji (20,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

Za posluživanje:

Pregršt cherry rajčica (5,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

Mrvica maslinovog ulja (0,15 kn)

Sok od ¼ limuna (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Stavite gril tavu na jaku vatru da se dobro ugrije. Operite i papirnatim ručnikom dobro posušite tunu. Premažite ribu maslinovim uljem te posipajte soli i paprom. Stavite peći na zagrijanu tavu i pecite oko 3 minute na jednoj strani, pa okrenite i dovršite još minutu-dvije na drugoj strani. U međuvremenu, dok se riba peče, operite i raspolovite cherry rajčice te ih začinite soli i paprom. Gotovu ribu stavite na tanjur sa rajčicama, pokapajte sa još malo maslinovog ulja i limunovim sokom pa odmah navalite.

Grilled Tuna (paleo) / Tuna na žaru (paleo)