Viktor Krum

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Viktor Krum

Taking inspiration from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I’ve made a dish that represents one of the candidates of the Triwizard Tournament, Viktor Krum. Viktor was a Bulgarian Wizard who attended the Durmstrang Institute. He was also the Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team while still studying at school.

The Yule Ball was a formal Christmas celebration, which was held for students of Wizarding schools who participated in the Triwizard Tournament, on the 25 December. The ball was open to students in the fourth year and above however younger students were also allowed to attend provided they were invited by an older student. Ginny Weasley was able to attend, as she was invited by a fourth year student, Neville Longbottom. All tournament champions were required to attend, and they must have a dance partner, as tradition required them to open the dance.

Viktor Krum in the maze
The Goblet of Fire participants
Viktor Krum with his headteacher
Durmstrang Institute Emblem
Viktor Krum with Hermione Granger
Viktor Krum playing Quidditch

Yule Ball Goulash

Yields2 ServingsDifficultyBeginner
Prep Time25 minsCook Time6 hrsTotal Time6 hrs 25 mins

Hungarian goulash is much like a beef stew. Slow cooking the vegetables and meat together makes them tender in a great, thick sauce. You could just as easily cook this on the hobs but a slow cooker is great at just leaving unattended for hours.

 400 g Beef (diced)
 2 Carrots (peeled and sliced)
 2 Medium Red Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
 200 g Chestnut Mushrooms (quartered)
 0.50 Onion (chopped)
 1 Garlic Clove (minced)
 200 ml Beef Stock
 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp Brown Sugar
 0.50 Ground Mustard
 Salt and Pepper
 Parsley (to garnish)
 Pasta (to serve)

1

Place beef in slow cooker. Cover with carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.

2

In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except parsley, and then add to the slow cooker. Stir a bit to combine.

3

Cover and turn heat to high. Cook for 4 to 6 hours, or until beef is tender.

4

Serve in bowls with some cooked pasta on the side. Garnish with a sprinkling of parsley.

Ingredients

 400 g Beef (diced)
 2 Carrots (peeled and sliced)
 2 Medium Red Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
 200 g Chestnut Mushrooms (quartered)
 0.50 Onion (chopped)
 1 Garlic Clove (minced)
 200 ml Beef Stock
 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp Brown Sugar
 0.50 Ground Mustard
 Salt and Pepper
 Parsley (to garnish)
 Pasta (to serve)

Directions

1

Place beef in slow cooker. Cover with carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.

2

In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except parsley, and then add to the slow cooker. Stir a bit to combine.

3

Cover and turn heat to high. Cook for 4 to 6 hours, or until beef is tender.

4

Serve in bowls with some cooked pasta on the side. Garnish with a sprinkling of parsley.

Yule Ball Goulash
Yule Ball Goulash
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