Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

ENG: Hi gourmands! How are you today? It’s been a while since I’ve written the last recipe on my blog. Last articles where completely dedicated to traveling, hotels and restaurants, but now it’s to for all of us to cook something by ourselves. You know that I love fast, “easy to make ” recipes but that give as a result an amazing, delicious dish. I love cooking and baking for my family and friends. I love making them happy and at the same time, I’m also making myself happy. So, today, I wanted to share with you one of the favorite dishes of me and my family- it’s creamy chicken and mushroom pasta.

Preparation time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 500 g of pasta ( penne, tagliatelle, tortiglioni, farfale, maccheroni of fusilli which I have used)
  • 1/2 kg of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 kg of mushrooms
  • sour cream
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 3 table spoons of flour
  • Parmesan ( cooking and serving)
  • Oregano

Preparation:

Firstly, in a pot add water, some salt and olive oil. When the water starts to boil, add pasta in and let it cook for  approximately 7 minutes. Than,  put some olive oil in the pan and wait until it get hot. When it is hot, put onion , garlic and chicken in to fry. When it’s almost done, add mushrooms, and cook it until the water evaporates. After that, add 3 spoons of flour to get more ticker sauce.  When it’s all done, add sour cream and Parmesan. When the Parmesan is melted, your sauce is done! For the end add oregano, pepper and salt and some other aromatic herbs if you want.  While you were cooking you’re sauce, your pasted has cooked and you can mix it with the sauce.  Your lunch or dinner is now done and you can serve it to your friend or family. Put pasta on the plate and add some more Parmesan on the top of it.

Enjoy!

SRB: Zdravo dragi moji gurmani! Kako ste danas? Odavno nisam sa vama podelila neki novi recept. Poslednji članci su bili u potpunosti posvećeni putovanjima, hotelima, restoranima, a sada je vreme da nešto i sami skuvamo. Znate da volim brze recepte koji se lako spremaju ali koji imaju kao rezultat fantastično, ukusno jelo. Volim da kuvam za svoju porodicu i prijatelje. Tako ih činim srećnim ali u isto vreme i sebe učinim srećnom ukoliko se njima dopada moj novi recept. Tako sam danas rešila da sa vama podelim jedan od mojih omiljenih recepata i jedno od omiljenih jela moje porodice- pasta sa piletinom i pečurkama.

Vreme pripreme: 30-35 minuta

Sastojci:

  • 500 g paste ( pene, taljatele, tortiljoni, farfale, makarone, ili fusile koje sam koristila i ja)
  • 1/2 kg pilećih grudi bez kostiju
  • 1/2 kg šampinjona
  • pavlaka za kuvanje
  • maslinovo ulje
  • so
  • biber
  • beli luk
  • crni luk
  • Parmezan
  • 3 kašike brašna
  • origano

Priprema:

Pre svega, sipajte vodu u šerpu i dodajte malo soli i ulja. Kada voda proključa dodajte pastu da se kuva i kuvajte je otprilike 7 minuta. Dok se pasta kuva, na drugoj ringli stavite tiganj sa ulja da se zagreje. Kada se zagreje, stavite crni i beli luk da se proprže. Nakon toga dodajte i piletinu. Ispržite piletinu i nakon toga dodajte pečurke. Pečurke će pustiti dosta vode, tako da treba da kuvajte ovaj sos dok voda ne ispari. Kada bude pri kraju dodajte 3 kašike brašna, pavlaku za kuvanje i promešajte. Nakon toga, dodajte i izrendan parmezan. Kada se parmezan stopi sa sosom, vas sos je spreman. Dodajte za kraj origano, so i biber i još neko aromatično bilje ukoliko to želite.  Dok ste spremali sos i pasta se skuvala tako da ih  sada možete pomešati. Vaš ručak ili večera su spremni i možete ga poslužiti svojim prijateljima ili porodici. Sipajte pastu na tanjir i za kraj izrendajte jos malo svežeg parmezana na vrh.

Uživajte!

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Top 5 restaurants in Parga

ENG: My dear world travelers, welcome to one last posts about Parga. As I promised, I am sharing with you my favorite restaurants in this magical Greek little town. While you are on your vacation, you can relax a little bit, and forget about diet and losing weight. Enjoy and embrace the beauty of Greek cuisine. In Parga, you can choose from variety of cuisines and restaurants. There are fish restaurants, restaurants with traditional Greek cuisine, Italian food or small family restaurants with Greek fast food. One of my favorite restaurants in Parga is ” Gemini” . It’s a restaurant with Italian food and it is located on the most best location in Parga, in the port, with the sea view. If you decide to visit Gemini restaurant, you can sit on the terrace eat your delicious pasta or pizza and enjoy magnificent view over the port of Parga. The owner of the restaurant was so nice that she gave as a free dessert. Another Italian restaurant that I would recommend is ” Kantouni Tavern” .

But, when you’re in Greece, you should eat some traditional Greek dishes, like gyros, moussaka, souvlaki… Some of the best restaurants with Greek cuisine are ” George’s Souvlaki”  and ” Miam Miam” . If you want to try some seafood, go to ” Kastro” or ” Tavern Stefanos”. the owner of the tavern Stefanos is also a fisherman, so he fishes fresh fish everyday for his restaurant. This restaurant is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Parga.

For the end of a lovely evening spent by the sea, I suggest you to visit Sail in bar and try some amazing cocktails. The place is always full and has the most beautiful atmosphere in the city. You can get your cocktail to the terrace and enjoy the night by the sea.

SRB: Dragi moji svetski putnici, dobrodosli na jedna od poslednjih postova o Pargi. Kao što sam obećala, podeliću sa vama par preporuka što se tiče restorana i hrane u Pargi. Ukoliko odaberete ovo živopisno mestašce na Jonskom moru za svoj odmor, moćićete da uživate u fantastičnoj hrani i prelepim restoranima. Veliki izbor restorana kako na samoj obali tako i na vrhu brda pored tvrđave učiniće vaše večeri nezaboravnim. Moćićete da birate između morkih plodova, tradicionalne Grčke kuhinje i Italijanskih restorana. Jedan od mojih omiljenih restorana u Pargi, jeste restoran “Gemini” . Ovaj restoran nudi široku lepezu Italijanskih jela od raznih pasti, pica i slatkiša. Ukoliko izaberete ovaj restoran, uživaćete na teresi restorana u prelepom pogledu na luku. Vlasnica restorana je bila toliko divna da nam je na kraju večeri dala i dezert na račun kuće. Još jedan restoran sa Italijanskom kuhinjom koji bi preporučila je taverna ” Kantouni” . 

Ali, pošto se nalazite u Grčkoj, red je da probate neki od tradicionalnih Grčkih specijaliteta poput girosa, musake, suvlakia… Neki od najbolji restorana sa tradicionalnom Grčkom kuhinjom su ” George’s Souvlaki” i ” Miam Miam” .Ukoliko ste raspoloženi za plodove mora i riblje specijalitete posetiti restoran Kastro kod ulaza u trvđavu ili tavernu ” Stefanos”. Taverna Stefanos je poznata po tome što vlasnik restorana svakoga dana peca ribu koju sam priprema za svoje goste. Ovaj restoran se smatra jednim od najboljeih restorana u gradu.

Za kraj večeri u Pargi, preporučujem vam da popijete par koktela na terasi bara “Sail in” . Uživaćete u raznik koktelima i fenomenalnom pogledu na luku, šetalište i grad.

” Gemini”  restaurant 

“Kantouni”  restaurant

“Kastro” restaurant

Tavern ” Stefanos”

” George’s Souvlaki “

Bar ” Sail in” 

The best of Greek cuisine 

Dutch Profiteroles

ENG: As you all know, Saturdays are reserved for food and lifestyle posts. Why? Well, it’s start of our favorite part of the week, the weekend, and it’s the right time to treat yourself and your family. Today, I have an amazing recipe to share with you. If you want to make your friend and family happy this weekend,  make them this delicious dessert- the Dutch Profiteroles.

Preparing this dessert can be a little more complicated than my previous recipes, but if you follow these steps, you will make it perfectly. So, let’s begin.

You will need:

For the dough:

  • 1 deciliter of oil
  • 2 deciliters of water
  • 180 g of flour
  • 3 eggs

For the cream filling:

  • 3 yolks
  • 3 deciliters of milk
  • 5 spoons of sugar
  • little bit of vanilla sugar
  • 3 spoons of flour
  • smaller package of whipped cream
  • 1 deciliter of milk

Preparation:

First, you are going to make a dough, and you are going to do it like this. Put 1 deciliter of oil and 2 deciliters of water in a pot and let it boil. When it starts to boil add 180 g of flour. Mix it and let is cool. When it’s cold, add 3 eggs, one by one, and mix the dough until you get smooth mass.

When you are done with making dough, you need to bake it, of course. Take a mold for baking, put dough in it , and make shapes of your dough like you can see on the pictures bellow. Put it in the put them in the oven and bake to 200 °C for 20 minutes, until it gets golden color. When the profiteroles are done, let them cool.

In the meanwhile, it’s time to make the cream for filling. Mix 3 yolks, 3 deciliters of milk, 5 spoons of sugar, little bit of vanilla sugar, 3 spoons of flour and cook it on moderate temperature until the mixture thickens and you get smooth mixture. In the other bowl, mix whipped cream with 1 deciliter of milk. When the whipped cream is ready, add it to the cream mixture you have made. Mix them, until they are combined. While you were making the cream, the profiteroles have cooled. Fill them cream and serve on a plate. For the topping you can make a chocolate topping or just put some powdered sugar on the top as I did.

I saw this amazing recipe on my favorite TV cooking show in Serbia, “Gastronomad”, and I decided to make it for my family. We all enjoyed the dessert, and it was a great success. Therefore, I wanted to share it with you. I truly hope, you’re going to like it as I did! Let me know, your opinion in the comments below!

Enjoy!

SRB: Dragi moji, kao što i sami znate, subota je rezervisana za postove o hrani i stilu života. Žašto? Pa, pred nama je nas omiljeni deo nedelje, vikend, i vreme je da ugodimo i sebi i svojim najbližima. Danas sam za vas pripremila sjajan recept, koji će se sigurno dopasti vašim porodicama i prijateljima. U pitanju su Holandske profiterole, ili kako bi ih mi u Srbiji nazvali, Princes krofne. Ovaj dezert je malo komplikovaniji za pripremu od prethodnih recepata koje sam pisala na blogu, ali ukoliko budete pratili korake, sigurna sam da će te ih savršeno napraviti.

Potrebno vam je:

Za testo:

  • 1 dl ulja
  • 2 dl vode
  • 180 g brašna
  • 3 jaja

Za krem:

  • 3 žumanca
  • 3 dl mleka
  • 5 kašika šećera
  • 1 vanilin šećer
  • 3 kašike brašna
  • 1 kesica šlaga
  • 1 dl mleka

Priprema:

Prvo ćete napraviti testo. U šerpu sipajte 2 dl vode i 1 dl ulja. Kuvajte dok ne počne da vri i onda dodajte 180 g brašna. Mešajte smešu dok ne dobijete kompaktnu masu. Kada se ta masa malo prohladi, dodajte 3 jaja, jedno po jedno i mešajte dok ne dobijete glatku masu. Ostavite testo da se prohladi. Za to vreme, napravite krem kojim ćete puniti profiterole.

Priprema krema je veoma jednostavna. Pomešajte  3 žumanca, 3 dl mleka, 5 kašika šećera, 1 vanilin šećer, 3 kašike brašna i kuvajte dok smeša ne zgusne i ne dobijete glatku masu. U drugu činiju umutite šlag sa 1 dl mleka. Pomešajte prethodno napravjenu smesu sa šlagom.

Dok ste vi pravili krem, testo za profiterole se ohladilo i vremeje da ih ispečemo. Pomoću modli za filovanje, napravite oblike profiterola kao što vidite na slici, ostavite malo više mesta između njih i pecite ih 20 minuta na 200 °C. Kada su profiterole ispečene, ostavite ih da se ohlade.

Kada su se profiterole ohladile, vreme je da ih napunimo filom i poslužimo. Kad dekoraciju ili preliv možete istopiti čokoladu sa slatkom pavlakom ili ih jednostavno samo zašećeriti šećerom u prahu, kao što sam ja to učinila ovom prilikom.

Ja sam ovaj recept videla u svojoj omiljenoj emisiji o kuvanju, ” Gastronomad”. Pošto je kolač bio odlično prihvaćen od strane mojih ukućana, rešila sam da ovaj recept podelim sa vama. Nadam se da vam se dopada i da ćete u njemu uživati koliko sam i ja uživala. Jedva čekam da čujem vaše komentare!

Uživajte i prijatno!