Tomato and Corn Soup (including a vegan option) / Juha od rajčice i kukuruza (i sa veganskom opcijom)

If you are in the mood for a quick soup, there likely isn’t a faster and easier recipe than the one ahead. Furthermore, a tomato soup is such a versatile dish that it can easily be made with dumplings, croutons, grilled cheese sandwich, precooked rice, tiny pasta or whatever else you feel pairing it with instead of corn. We happened to have half a bag of frozen corn in our freezer, so that’s what went into the soup. Canned would work just as well here.

To make this meal vegan, either skip the butter altogether or swap with vegan butter instead (which would be a far better choice, if you ask me). The butter simmering with the tomato puree adds quite a lot of silky richness to the dish and is a game changer.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 0.85 EUR per serving / 1.69 EUR for all)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp smoked paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried basil (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup frozen corn (0.33 EUR)

2 cups tomato puree (0.53 EUR)

2 cups vegetable broth (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Finely dice the onion and mince garlic. Place a pot on high heat, add in the oil and saute the onion for a few minutes, until soft and translucent. Add in minced garlic, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, basil and salt. Cook for just a minute, so the spices can bloom before adding in corn, tomato puree, veggie broth and butter. Give everything a good stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes. Serve warm, or portion out to reheat and eat later on.

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Ako vam se baš jede neka juhica, vjerojatno nema bržeg i jednostavnijeg recepta od ovoga koji slijedi. Osim toga, juha od rajčice je jako prilagodljivo jelo i super je također i sa noklicama, prepečenim kockicama kruha, toplim sendvičem sa sirom, kuhanom rižom, sitnom tjesteninom, pa i svim ostalim stvarima koje mislite utrpati u nju osim kukuruza. Nama se u frizeru našlo pola vrećice smrznutog kukuruza, tako da je to završilo u juhi. Kukuruz iz konzerve bi funkcionirao jednako dobro.

Da ovo jelo bude vegansko jednostavno izbacite maslac ili ga zamijenite sa veganskim maslacem (što bi po meni bio bolji izbor). Maslac koji se krčka sa pasiranom rajčicom jednostavno daje svilenkastu dubinu ovom jelu i bogatiji okus.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 6,34 kn po porciji / 12,67 za sve)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

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

½ žličice dimljene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice sušenog bosiljka (0,25 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog kukuruza (2,50 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (4,00 kn)

2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,50 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Stavite lonac na jaku vatru, dodajte ulje, pa koju minutu dinstajte luk da postane staklast. Ubacite svježi i sušeni češnjak, papar, papriku, bosiljak i sol. Promiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da začini zamiriše, pa onda dodajte kukuruz, rajčicu, temeljac i maslac. Sve dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru, te kuhajte 20-tak minuta sa odškrinutim poklopcem. Poslužite toplo ili rasporedite u porcije za kasnije.

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Tomato and Corn Soup (including a vegan option) / Juha od rajčice i kukuruza (i sa veganskom opcijom)

Vegan Hot and Sour Soup / Veganska kiselo ljuta juha

This soup is my absolute favorite and I order it every time when we are having some Chinese takeout. Of course, it’s always better to rely on yourself and prepare your food on your own. I’ve already posted a non-vegan version of this recipe a while back, but I wanted to try out a vegan variation as well. Let me tell you, this turned out delicious and came together super fast.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 1.12 EUR per serving / 6.74 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

250 grams oyster mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

100 grams shiitake mushrooms (1.60 EUR)

3 large carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp ginger powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

¼ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.03 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.53 EUR)

1 can white cannellini beans (0.67 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp corn starch (0.08 EUR)

½ cup warm water (–)

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.04 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the vegetables. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp kitchen towel and cut into thin strips. Add the oil to a large pot on high heat and sauté onion until slightly translucent. Throw in oyster mushrooms and shiitake and cook for a few minutes before adding in carrots and tofu. Allow the carrots to soften a bit before you add in garlic, ginger powder, red pepper flakes, salt and brown sugar. Give a good stir and allow the spices to become fragrant, then dump in frozen peas, beans, chopped parsley, soy sauce, ketchup and veggie broth.

Bring everything to a rolling boil, reduce heat to medium-low and allow it all to simmer for about 10 minutes, until the peas are cooked through. Dissolve corn starch in ½ cup of warm water and then slowly pour it into the soup, while stirring constantly. Allow the soup to cook for another minute or two until it thickens a bit. Remove the soup from heat, stir in apple cider vinegar and sesame oil, taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.

This soup also reheats great and will keep refrigerated for a couple of days.

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Ovu juhu jednostavno obožavam i obavezno ju naručim svaki puta kada uzmemo neku dostavu iz kineskog restorana. Naravno, uvijek mi je draže pouzdati se u samu sebe i sama si skuhati ono što jedem. Već sam ranije na blogu objavila ne-vegansku verziju ove juhe, ali sam također željela isprobati i vegansku varijantu. I odma da vam kažem, ovo jelo ne samo da je isplao izvrsno, već je i jako brzo bilo gotovo.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 8,41 kn po porciji / 50,46 kn za sve)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 velika luk (1,50 kn)

250 g bukovača (7,50 kn)

100 g shiitaka (12,00 kn)

3 velike mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 kocka dimljenog tofua (7,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

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

1 žličica sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,50 kn)

¼ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,25 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (4,00 kn)

1 konzerva bijelog graha (5,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,60 kn)

½ šalice tople vode (–)

3 žlice jabučnog octa (0,30 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Gljive obrišite vlažnim papirnatim ručnikom i narežite na tanke trakice. Ulje stavite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri, pa prodinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite bukovače i shiitake, te par minuta kuhajte, a onda dodajte mrkvu i tofu. Pustite da mrkve malo omekšaju prije nego ćete ubaciti češnjak, đumbir, čili, sol i šećer. Dobro promiješajte i pustite da začini zamiriše, te tada dodajte i smrznuti grašak, grah, sjeckani peršin, soja sos, kečap i povrtni temeljac.

Pričekajte da sve zavrije prije nego vatru smanjite na srednje-nisku. Ostavite da se sve krčka desetak minuta, dok grašak ne bude do kraja kuhan. Kukuruzni škrob rastopite u pola šalice tople vode te ga polako ulijevajte u juhu, uz neprestano miješanje. Pustite da se juha kuha još minutu-dvije dok se malo ne zgusne. Maknite juhu s vatre i umiješajte ocat i sezamovo ulje. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poslužite vruće.

Ova juha se također i dobro podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati nekoliko dana.

Vegan Hot and Sour Soup / Veganska kiselo ljuta juha

Creamy Broccoli and Chickpea Soup (vegan) / Krem juha od brokule i slanutka (veganska)

This soup doesn’t look too pretty, but it has it all. It’s cheap, filling, healthy and simple to make. You could throw in any other odd veggie you have floating around the fridge. This recipe works wonderful for meal prep and also a quick dinner solution.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous serving / 0.60 EUR per serving / 3.61 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

3 large potatoes (0.30 EUR)

2 cups precooked chickpeas (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

6 cups of water (–)

1 bag of frozen broccoli (1.60 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up the vegetables. Add olive oil to a large pot and sauté onion for about five minutes, until slightly translucent. Throw in fresh garlic and garlic powder, basil, coriander, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and bay leaf. Stir and cook for a minute until spices get fragrant. Add in potatoes, chickpeas and parsley. Cover everything with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for 20 minutes, until potatoes are almost done. Now add in broccoli and cook for additional 10 minutes until the broccoli is cooked through.

Remove the pot from heat and fish out and discard the bay leaf. If you want some texture in the soup, set a bit of the chunky stuff aside. Attack the rest with an immersion blender and puree until smooth. Stir back the reserved chunky bits into your soup and serve hot.

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Ova juha baš i nije nešto pretjerano vizualno primamljiva, ali jednostavno ima sve. Jeftina je, zasitna, zdrava i jednostavna za pripremiti. U nju možete slobodno ubaciti još pokoje povrće koje vam se povlači po frižideru, a ovaj recept će jednako dobro funkcionirati ako si želite spremiti ručak unaprijed, ili jednostavno napraviti brzu večericu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 4,49 kn po porciji / 26,93 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 žličica čenjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljak (0,50 kn)

1 žličica korijandera u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

3 velika krumpira (2,25 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (4,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

1 vrećica smrznute brokule (12,00)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte povrće. U velikom loncu na maslinovom ulju dinstajte luk oko pet minuta dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite unutra svježi češnjak, češnjak u prahu, bosiljak, korijander, sol, papar, čili i lovor. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte oko minutu, samo da začini zamiriše. Dodajte krumpir, slanutak i peršin, sve zalijte vodom i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i ostavite da se krčka sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 20 minuta, da krumpiri budu skoro pa gotovi. Sada ubacite i brokulu te kuhajte još 10 minuta, sve dok brokula ne bude kuhana.

Maknite juhu s vatre i ispecajte van i bacite lovorov list. Ako želite dodatnu teksturu u juhi, dio gustih komadića izdvojite na stranu za kasnije. Ostatak napadnite štapnim mikserom i pulsirajte dok ne bude glatko. Umiješajte natrag u juhu ono što ste sačuvali sa strane i poslužite vruće.

Creamy Broccoli and Chickpea Soup (vegan) / Krem juha od brokule i slanutka (veganska)

Corn and Potato Chowder (vegan) / Krem juha od kukuruza i krumpira (veganska)

This dish definitely isn’t the prettiest, but it’s super tasty, filling and cheap. Plus, it takes very little effort to make. I opted for roasting the potatoes, onions and garlic to give the chowder an extra layer of flavor. You can absolutely skip this and just cook everything on stovetop. But I think such extra little effort was well rewarded.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.37 EUR per serving / 2.24 EUR for all)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp olive oil (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

3 cups frozen corn (0.80 EUR)

6 cups water (–)

2 tbsp coconut butter (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash, peel and dice potatoes and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Quarter the onions with skins intact and tuck around the potatoes, together with unpeeled garlic cloves. Bake for about 45 minutes, until slightly crispy and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before peeling and discarding the skins from onions and garlic.

Meanwhile, cook the frozen corn in water for about 10 minutes, until softened through. You can also use canned corn and skip this step, but frozen was what I had on hand. Reserve one cup of cooked corn for later and add the rest together with cooking water, coconut butter, garlic powder, smoked and Hungarian paprika and chili flakes, together with roasted potatoes, garlic and onions to a food processor and pulse until creamy. If needed, dilute with a bit more water. Put to a pot, add the reserved whole corn and gently simmer on low for about ten minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve.


Ovo jelo definitivno nije najfotogeničnije, ali je jako fino, zastino i jeftino. Osim toga, treba uložiti sasvim malo truda da ga smutite. Ja sam se odlučila ispeći krumpire, luk i češnjak, kako bi sve dobilo još jedan sloj arome. Naravno, možete taj korak preskočiti i sve skuhati na štednjaku, ali ja mislim da se taj mali dodatni napor i više nego isplatio.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,79 kn po porciji / 16,75 kn za sve)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 kn)

3 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,99 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

3 šalice smrznutog kukuruza (6,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice kokosovog maslaca (2,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Operite, ogulite i narežite krumpire na kocke, pa pomiješajte sa maslinovim ulje, solju i paprom. Raširite po protvanu u jednom sloju. Raščetvorite luk skupa sa ljuskom, pa zajedno sa neoguljenim češnjakom rasporedite među krumpirima. Pecite oko 45 minuta, dok se sve ne zahrska i ne zažuti. Maknite iz pećnice i pustite da se malo ohladi prije nego ogulite i bacite ljuske od luka i češnjaka.

U međuvremenu, desetak minuta kuhajte kukuruz u vodi, dok ne bude mekan. Možete također uzeti i kukuruz iz konzerve, pa ovaj korak preskočiti, ali ja sam doma imala smrznuti. Sačuvajte jednu šalicu kuhanog kukuruza, a ostatak skupa sa vodom, kokosovim maslacem, češnjakom u prahu, dimljenom i crvenom paprikom, čilijem, te pečenim krumpirima, lukom i češnjakom, ubacite u blender i pulsirajte dok ne bude kremasto. Po potrebi, razrijedite sa još malo vode. Sve ubacite u lonac, skupa sa cijelim kukuruzom kojeg ste sačuvali, te lagano krčkajte desetak minuta. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite.

Corn and Potato Chowder (vegan) / Krem juha od kukuruza i krumpira (veganska)

Enhanced Cream of Mushroom Soup / Nabrijana krem juha od gljiva

Let’s be real. On some days you just wanna slouch in your pajamas and shovel down frozen pizza or instant ramen. I’ve been there. Most of my work week summons up such feelings. That’s why I do majority of serious cooking on the weekend.

Furthermore, I still try to eat something substantial even on those days of absolute sloth. And this soup is a middle ground. It packs a bunch of good things, but uses prepacked cream of mushroom soup (I used a Knorr sachet) to make life more simple. For some substance I also dumped in a bunch of precooked rye I had lying around. But really, simple rice or any other grain will work here, as will potatoes or lentils. Just throw in whatever you have on hand.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.74 EUR per serving / 4.41 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly cracked black pepper (0.02 EUR)

2 cups precooked whole rye (0.40 EUR)

6 cups of water (–)

1 bag cream of mushroom soup of choice (1.07 EUR)

2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Finely dice onions, mince garlic and thinly slice mushrooms. Saute onions on olive oil on high heat for a few minutes, until translucent. Throw in garlic and cook for a minute or two. Add in butter and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, then cook for a few minutes to reduce the bulk of mushrooms. Finally add in rye, water and soup powder. Give a good stir until everything is even and there are no lumps floating around. Bring to a boil and cook according to the instructions on the soup sachet – mine took about five minutes. Stir in chopped parsley and serve.

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Budimo skroz realistični. Ima dana kada samo želite ljenčariti u pidžami, a u usta lopatati pizzu ili instant tjesteninu. Takvo stanje nije mi ni malo strano. Zapravo, većina mojeg radnog tjedna priziva te osjećaje. Radi toga ono ozbiljnije kuhanje obavim uglavnom preko vikenda.

Također, trudim se pojesti nešto koliko-toliko zdravo čak i kada me obuzmu ti dani apsolutne lijenosti. Ova juha je nekakva zlatna sredina. U njoj je natrpano i dosta dobrih stvari, ali je, da si olakšam život, baza krem juha od gljiva iz vrećice (ja sam upotrijebila Knorr). Da obrok bude zasitniji, u juhu sam ubacila i kuhanu raž koju sam već ranije imala spremnu. Naravno, ovdje će poslužiti i najobičnija riža ili koja druga žitarica, kao i krumpiri ili leća. Samo dodajte ono što vam je pri ruci.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 5,50 kn po porciji / 32,98 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

500 grama šampinjona (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 šalice kuhane raži (3,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

1 vrećica krem juhe od gljiva po izboru (8,00 kn)

2 žlice sjeckanog svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak, a gljive narežite na tanke listiće. Prodinstajte luk na maslinovom ulju na jakoj vatri dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite češnjak, pa kuhajte minutu-dvije. Dodajte maslac i gljive, začinite solju i paprom, te kuhajte nekoliko minuta da se volumen gljiva smanji. Konačno, ubacite i raž, vodu te juhu iz vrećice. Dobro promiješajte dok sve ne bude jednolično i bez grudica. Pustite da zavrije pa kuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju juhe. Moja je bila gotova za pet minuta. Umiješajte sjeckani peršin i poslužite.

Enhanced Cream of Mushroom Soup / Nabrijana krem juha od gljiva

Quick Chicken Ramen / Brzi pileći ramen

I cooked up a large batch of chicken stock the other day and decided to throw together a simple and quick ramen dish. The meat I used in my ramen bowls was chicken from the broth, which means that nothing went to waste and that this dish was super inexpensive. You can make similar ramen bowls with any other odds and ends you have in your fridge, but definitely be sure to splash it all with some soy sauce, fish sauce and throw in a bit of chili paste or powder.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 serving)

1 square of ramen noodles

1 ½ cup of chicken stock

2-3 Portobello mushrooms

1 small carrot

1 spring onion – green parts only

Small handful of cooked chicken

Small handful of bean sprouts

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp fish sauce

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste

½ tsp toasted sesame oil

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METHOD:

Cook the ramen according to package instructions, drain and set aside. While the noodles are cooking, bring chicken broth to a boil in a separate pot. Meanwhile, wash and super thinly slice mushrooms, carrot and green part of onion, then shred the chicken.

When everything is prepared, assemble the ramen bowl. Place the veggies and chicken on top of cooked noodles and pour boiling broth on top. Allow to rest for about 5 minutes. The heat from the broth will cook up the mushroom and carrot slices to al dente. Season with soy sauce, fish sauce, Gochujang and sesame oil. Serve immediately.

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Neki sam dan skuhala ogromnu količinu pilećeg temeljca, pa sam odlučila i nabrzinu smutiti jednostavni ramen. Meso koje sam ubacila u zdjelicu s ramenom je kokoš iz temeljca, što znači da se ništa nije bacilo i da je ovo jelo bilo jako jeftino. Slične zdjelice ramena možete iskombinirati sa raznim drugim ostacima koji vam se vuku po frižideru, ali svakako na kraju dodajte malo soja sosa, ribljeg umaka i malo chili paste ili chilija u prahu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 porciju)

1 kocka ramen rezanaca

1 ½ šalica pilećeg temeljca

2-3 šampinjona

1 mala mrkva

1 mladi luk – samo zeleni dio

Malo kuhane piletine

Malo sojinih klica

1 žličica soja sosa

1 žličica ribljeg umaka

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske chili paste

½ žličice tostiranog sezamovog ulja

PRIPREMA:

Skuhajte tjesteninu prema uputama na pakiranju, ocijedite i stavite na stranu. Dok se tjestenina kuha u drugom loncu zavrijte pileći temeljac. U međuvremenu operite i što je tanje moguće nasjeckajte gljive, mrkvu i zeleni dio luka, pa na komadiće narežite piletinu.

Kada vam je sve spremno složite zdjelice ramena. Na kuhanu tjesteninu stavite povrće i piletinu te zalijte sve kipućim temeljcem. Ostavite da miruje oko 5 minuta. Za to će vrijeme vrućina iz temeljca skuhati komadiće gljiva i mrkve na al dente. Začinite sa soja sosom, ribljim umakom, Gochujangom i sezamovim uljem. Poslužite odmah.

Quick Chicken Ramen / Brzi pileći ramen

Beefy Hot and Sour Soup / Juneća kiselo-ljuta juha

A few days ago I’ve made an enormous pot of super tasty beef broth. I’ve decided to spice things up a little, so I turned a portion of it into a delicious hot and sour soup. Any broth would work here, though, so feel free to use whatever you currently have on hand. Also, any veggie combination will also do well, so adapt the things to your liking.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil

3 large carrots

2 sweet red horn peppers

2 chili peppers

4 garlic cloves

Handful of shiitake mushrooms

Block of smoked tofu

4 spring onions

8 cups beef broth

¼ cup soy sauce

Pinch of red pepper flakes

1 tsp toasted sesame oil

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

¼ cup corn starch

2 eggs

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely slice all the vegetables, mushrooms and tofu. Set aside and reserve a bit of peppers, chili and green parts of onions for garnishing. Add the oil to a large heavy pot and then add in the chopped vegetables one by one in this order: carrots, horn peppers, chili peppers, garlic, mushrooms, tofu and spring onions. Briefly stir-fry before adding a new veggie, so the flavors have time to develop. Pour broth over everything, then add in soy sauce, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Dissolve corn starch in a few tablespoons of water, then slowly pour the mixture into the simmering soup, while stirring the soup constantly. The soup will quickly begin to thicken, so turn off the heat when desired consistency is reached. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and slowly pour them into the soup. They’ll cook immediately since the soup is piping hot. Stir again to break the eggs. Serve hot, sprinkled with reserved peppers, chili and green onion parts.

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Neki dan sam napravila enormni lonac finog goveđeg temeljca. Odlučila sam stvari učiniti malo interesantnijima, pa sam dio upotrijebila za ukusnu kiselo-ljutu juhu. Bilo koji drugi temeljac bi ovdje funkcionirao, pa slobodno upotrijebite ono što vam je pri ruci. Također, i kombinaciju povrća isto možete modificirati prema vlastitom ukusu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja

3 velike mrkve

2 slatke crvene roga paprike

2 čili papričice

4 češnja češnjaka

Pregršt gljiva shii taka

Komad dimljenog tofua

4 mlada luka

8 šalica goveđeg temeljca

¼ šalice soja sosa

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja

2 žlice jabučnog octa

¼ šalice kukuruznog škroba

2 jaja

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće, gljive i tofu. Izdvojite za kasnije malo narezanih paprika, čilija i zelenja od mladog luka. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa jedno po jedno ubacujte povrće ovim redoslijedom: mrkve, paprike, čili, češnjak, gljive, tofu i mladi luk. Kratko miješajte i pržite svako povrće prije nego ubacite novo, a sve kako bi se okusi bolje razvili. Prelijte preko svega temeljac i dodajte soja sos, sušeni čili, sezamovo ulje i ocat. Pustite neka zavrije i krčkajte 5-10 minuta. Kušajte i prilagodite začine.

Otopite kukuruzni škrob u par žlica vode i polako ulijevajte u juhu koja se krčka, s time da juhu bez prestanka miješate. Juha će se brzo početi zgušnjavakti, pa ugasite vatru kada dostigne željenu gustoću. Razmutite jaja u maloj zdjelici pa ih polako ulijevajte u vruću juhu. Ona će se odmah skuhati. Još jednom promiješajte da razbijete jaja na manje komadiće. Poslužite vruće, posipano sa paprikom, čilijem i zelenjem od luka.

Beefy Hot and Sour Soup / Juneća kiselo-ljuta juha