Hear ye, subjects of this great culinary realm! This dish, known as the Royal Goulash, has been passed down through generations of monarchs. With beef as tender as a bard’s melody, spices from the farthest eastern lands, and the freshest harvest of our kingdom, this stew promises a feast fit for royalty.
Royal Hungarian Goulash Recipe
This goulash staple recipe is my queen's favorite and quite fitting for an imperial meal!
Ingredients Befitting a Monarch:
Commands from the Throne:
Royal Preparation (10 minutes):
Command thy kitchen maidens and squires to prepare the royal ingredients. The beef should be artfully cubed, the onions and garlic finely attended to.
The Kingly Searing (10 minutes):
In the mighty cauldron over the castle's fiercest flames, heat the chosen oil. Season the beef with salt and pepper from the royal mills. Once sizzling, introduce the beef to the cauldron in batches to avoid crowding the royal pot. Let them dance in the heat till they're golden.
Royal Sauté of the Harvest (5 minutes):
Using the same cauldron, beckon the onions to share their sweet essence. Once they gleam like golden coins, summon the garlic for but a moment's embrace.
A Spell of Spices (2 minutes):
Dim the flames to a mere flicker, as one would dim the castle torches. Entice the paprika, caraway seeds, the fiery cayenne (should you dare), and the bay leaf to join the pot's gathering. Beware! Lest the paprika burn and incur the wrath of the culinary gods.
Royal Simmering Ritual (1 hour 30 minutes):
Command the seared beef to reunite with its brethren in the cauldron. Pour in the treasured broth, ensuring all subjects within are submerged. Once boiling like the castle's moat during a storm, let the flames whisper for an hour, until the beef is as tender as the king's heart.
The Vegetable Coronation (25-30 minutes):
Once the beef hath softened, it's time to elevate the stew with the moon-harvested potatoes, neighboring kingdom's peppers, and sun-kissed tomatoes. Allow this royal union to simmer until the potatoes yield to the gentle poke of a dagger.
King's Decree (5 minutes):
Sprinkle with the mill’s salt and pepper as per the royal palate. Banish the bay leaf from the cauldron.
The Royal Presentation (5 minutes):
With great ceremony, ladle this regal goulash into the finest goblets. Adorn with parsley, as green as the castle's meadows.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 400kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 12g19%
- Cholesterol 65mg22%
- Sodium 800mg34%
- Potassium 850mg25%
- Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
- Dietary Fiber 5.01g21%
- Sugars 6g
- Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.