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Cabbage with Mushrooms

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 02/18/2018 - 19:56.

Ingredients:

28 oz (800 g) cabbage, thinly shredded
10 oz (350 g) fresh mushroom, sliced
2 medium carrot, shredded
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 bay leaf
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and pepper on your taste

Method:

Pre-heat a skillet with a vegetable oil.

Put mushrooms, carrots, a tomato paste, bay leaves, and a pepper into the skillet, and stir well.

Cover skillet with a lid, turn a heating to medium-low, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Press a cabbage togethers with a salt, and put into skillet.

Simmer for 40 minutes more, stirring several times, and adding a hot water when necessary.

Stir well, let to sit for about 10 minutes, and serve.

Cabbage Salad “Kindergarten”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:00.

Ingredients:

17.5 oz (500 g) cabbage
1 English cucumber
2 medium carrot
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 pinch salt
1 pinch chopped dill

Method:

Peel an onion, a cucumber, and carrots, and chop them thinly.

Chop a cabbage very thinly, and press by hands, to make the cabbage soft.

Stir all vegetables in a salad bowl.

Add a salt, a vinegar, a sugar, a vegetable oil, and a dill into the bowl, and stir thoroughly.

Cover bowl with a lid, and place into a freezer for 2 hours.

Take out, let to warm, and serve.

Salad Meat and Pearl

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:08.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) ground meat
7 oz (200 g) pearl barley grain, boiled
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/3 tsp salt
1 small onion (2 oz)
3.5 oz cucumber
Vinegar on your taste

Method:

Peel an onion, and chop into small cubes.

Add a vinegar into a dish with the onions, and stir.

Cut a cucumber into thin stripes.

Pre-heat a skillet with a vegetable oil, add a ground meat, and stir-fry the meat, stirring permanently, for about 10 minutes.

Dry out onions, and stir all ingredients together.

Serve immediately.

Note:

If you prefer a rice, you may substitute pearl barley to rice.

Zhar's Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:24.

Ingredients:

35 oz (1 Kg) frozen calamari
4 medium potato, boiled
5 egg, hard-boiled
7 oz (200 g) hard cheese
7 oz (200 g) red caviar
2 medium onion
Mayonnaise and spices on your taste

Method:

Put calamari into a boiling salted water, and boil for about 2-3 minutes after the water starts to boiling once more, then dry them out, and put them into a cold water.

Grate a cheese, potatoes (on a large grater), and eggs (on medium grater) separately.

Peel the calamari, and cut them into thin short strips.

Chop the onions, place in a colander, and pour boiling water on top, if the onions are too bitter.

Let to drip.

Collect a salad:

Put a layer of boiled calamari into a salad bowl, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Put a layer of onions on top, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Put a layer of shredded potato on top, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Put a layer of shredded cheese on top, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Repeat until you run out of ingredients.

Decorate a salad with a shredded egg yolk and with caviar.

Cover the bowl, and place in a refrigerator at least for 30 minutes.

Serve cold.

Sauteed Chicken Fillet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:45.

Ingredients:

2 chicken fillet, boneless and skinless, about 17.5 oz
Spices:

1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp Paprika
1/5 tbsp ground pepper
1 garlic clove, pressed
Red hot chili pepper – optionally

2 tbsp Ketchup
2 tsp lemon juice

Method:

Blend all spices, a ketchup, and a lemon juice together, to get a tenderizer.

Wash chicken fillets, and dry them out thoroughly.

Take 2 large pieces of a clear plastic wrap.

Rub fillets with the tenderizer, put every piece on the plastic wrap, and roll tightly from all sides to avoid a leaking.

Take a wide large sauce-pan, put a 4-folded piece of a fabric on its bottom, and put rolled chicken fillets on top.

Pour a boiling water into the sauce-pan, to cover fillets.

Bring the water to boil again on a large heating, then decrease the heating to medium-low, and boil fillets under a lid for about 20 minutes.

Note:

Fillets have not to float up. You can press them slightly to avoid that.

Turn heating off, and let fillets to chill in same water, under a lid.

After cooling, put fillet on a flat dish, press them, and set into a refrigerator for more than 3 hours.

To serve, poke the plastic, pour a juices off, then remove plastic, and slice fillets.

Note:

If you don't want use a ketchup, substitute it with a home-made sauce:
Boil diced tomatoes with a salt and a pepper until a consistency is thick, try, is you like more sour sauce, add a vinegar.

Note:

You may cook a turkey meat on a same recipe.
You may add a ground mustard to a set of spices.

Kokurki

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:13.

Ingredients:

11.5 oz (300 g) rye, or wheat flour
11.5 oz (300 g) sour cream, 35% fat
5 egg, hard-boiled and peeled
1 tsp salt

Method:

Knead a dough from a flour, a sour cream, and a salt.

Let the dough to sit in a warm place, knead one more time, and roll.

Divide dough into 5 equal parts.

Roll every egg into piece of dough, and pinch edges.

Pre-heat an oven to 350 F (175 C), and bake kokurki for about 45 minutes (for wheat flour, time is less).

Serve kokurki hot or cold.

Note:

Kokurki is a traditional road dish, popular in Russia for centuries.

Potato Puree with Tvorog and Onion

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 17:04.

Ingredients:

2 lb potato
2 oz (70 g) butter
6 tbsp milk
5.2 oz (150 g) tvorog (or Ricotta, or Farmer's cheese)
3 medium onion
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt on your taste

Method:

Press a tvorog into small crumbles.

Peel potatoes, and boil in a salted water until a readiness.

Meanwhile, peel and chop onions, and stir-fry the onions with a vegetable oil.

Then, dry out the potatoes, and make a puree with potatoes, a warm milk, a butter, and a salt on your taste.

Stir the hot potato puree, fried onions, and crumbled tvorog, and let to sit under a lid for 5 minutes.

Serve immediately, as a standalone dish, or as a garnish.

"Zebra" Cake

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 11/26/2017 - 12:26.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) sour cream
5.6 oz (160 g) flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp vinegar
7 oz (200 g) sugar powder
3 egg
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp butter

Method:

Melt a butter, add eggs and a sugar powder, and whip for 8 minutes.

Add a sour cream and a baking soda, and whip for 2 more minutes.

Stir with a flour thoroughly, to get a dough.

Divide the dough into 2 equal parts, and stir the one part with a cocoa powder.

Put layers of the white and chocolate dough one over other one into a baking dish.

Note:

You may to stir the layers to create some picture.

Pre-heat an oven to 340 F (170 C), and bake a cake for about 1 hour.

Note:

You may sprinkle sugar powder on top of cake then, or pour a glaze, or icing on top.

Serve warm with a tea/a coffee.

This is one of a favorite Soviet cake's recipes.

Appetizer with Mushrooms and Beans

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:52.

Ingredients:

3.5 oz (100 g) salted, or brined mushroom
3.5 oz (100 g) boiled bean
3.5 oz (100 g) tomato
1.7 oz (50 g) onion
½ stalk of celery
3 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp mustard
½ tsp vinegar

Method:

Slice mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and celery thinly.

Stir-fry the onions with 1.5 tbsp a vegetable oil, and let to chill.

To get a dressing, whip 1.5 tbsp the vegetable oil, a mustard, and a vinegar together.

Stir the mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, celery, and beans together, and put into a salad bowl.

Pour the dressing on top, and serve.

Fish Cutlets - 3

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:31.

Ingredients:

2 Lb (900 g) fish fillet
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp bread crumb
3 tbsp cream of wheat
1 onion, medium
1 garlic clove
1.7 oz (50 g) butter
1 egg
2 fl oz (70 mL) warm boiled water
2 tbsp sour cream
Spices on your taste

Method:

Pour a water in a large bowl, add a sour cream and a soy sauce, and whip all together.

Pour bread crumbs into the bowl, stir well, and set bowl aside.

Peel a garlic and an onion.

Grate a fish fillet, the garlic, and the onion together.

Put the ground fish, a cream of wheat, an egg, and spices to bowl with bread crumbs.

Stir thoroughly, and set into a refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Then, shape cutlets, and fry with a vegetable oil, 5 minutes per side.