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Black Prunes Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:41.

Ingredients:

1.5 lb dried black prunes
2 cups ground walnuts
1 cup sour cream
3 tsp sugar

Method:

Soak black prunes in a warm water for 8 hours.

Drain using paper towels, and pit (remove seeds).

Grate walnuts until they turn to paste.

Stuff every prune with walnut paste.

Put in a salad bowl.

Whip sour cream with sugar, add to prunes, and mix carefully.

White Okroshka

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 06/18/2017 - 06:28.

Ingredients:

2 medium potatoes
1 L kefir (buttermilk)
5 hardboiled eggs
1 bunch green onions
0.5 lb ham
5 medium Persian cucumbers (or 2 English cucumbers)
1 bunch radish
1 tbsp salt

Method:

Wash and peel potatoes.

Cut them into small cubes, put in an enameled saucepan, pour 2 cups boiled water, and bring to boil.

Boil for about 5 minutes, then set heating off.

Cut green onions (green and white parts separately), and put white part pieces into blender, add salt and yolks, and blend. Add potatoes and potato broth into blender, and blend together.

Cut radish into half-rings.

Peel cucumbers, and cut into small cubes.

Cut ham into small cubes.

Grate egg whites.

Put the prepared vegetables, ham, and grated whites into the saucepan with potato broth, and pour kefir (or buttermilk) in.

Put onions-yolks-potato mix from the blender into the saucepan.

Mix all together well, cover the saucepan with a lid, and place in a refrigerator.

Serve the soup cold.

Note:

This is one of a huge number of Russian, cold, summer soups, very popular in hot weather.
The name “Okroshka” is from the Russian word “very small pieces”, because all the ingredients have to be cut into small pieces.

Egg-Garlic Stalks Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:04.

Ingredients:

4 egg, hard-boiled
2 garlic clove
10 young garlic stalk
1 spring onion stalk
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
Salt on your taste

Method:

Peel eggs, and cut them into small cubes.

Chop garlic and spring onions stalks thinly.

Peel a garlic, and press it.

Blend a sour cream and a mayonnaise.

Stir all ingredients together thoroughly.

Lazy Schi

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:40.

Ingredients:

17.5 oz (500 g) white cabbage, shredded
3 potatoes1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sour cream
Salt on your taste

Method:

Press a shredded cabbage by hands, to make it softer and juicier.

Peel potatoes, wash, and cut them into small cubes.

Put the cabbage into a sauce-pan with a hot water, and bring to boil.

Put the potatoes into the sauce-pan, add a salt, and boil for about 20-25 minutes.

After 20 minutes, stir-fry a flour with a butter in a skillet, and put the fried flour into sauce-pan.

Stir well.

Turn a heating off.

Put a sour cream into sauce-pan, and stir well one more time.

Let to sit for 10 minutes (or more) under a lid, and serve.

Children's Omelet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:03.

Ingredients:

2.5 oz (80 g) milk
1 tsp melted butter
4 quail egg

Method:

Whip quail eggs with a melted butter.

In a small sauce-pan, bring a milk to boil.

Pour whipped eggs in a thin trickle into the milk.

Cover the sauce-pan with a lid, and cook an omelet for 2-3 minutes on a low heating.

Place it on a plate, and decorate with fruits, or vegetables.

Note:

To make an adult dish, increase a number of quail eggs.

Belyashi

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:57.

Ingredients:

For dough:
35 oz (1 Kg) flour
11.5 fl oz (300 mLl) milk
2 egg
1 pack yeast
5 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
10 tbsp flour

For stuffing:
5.2 oz (150 g) ground beef
5.2 oz (150 g) ground pork
1 medium onion
Salt and ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Stir 1.7 fl oz (50 mL) a warm water, yeasts, and 1 tbsp sugar.

Let to sit for 10-15 minutes in a warm place.

In a large bowl, blend 7 fl oz (200 mL) warm water, a milk, eggs, a vegetable oil, leftovers of sugar, and a salt together.

Add 32 oz a flour tablespoonfully, continuing blending while a consistency becomes like one of a thick sour cream.

Pour yeasts with water into the bowl, stir fast.

Cover bowl with a towel, and set into a warm place for about 1.5 hour.

Then, add 3-3.5 oz flour, and knead a dough.

Let to sit 1 more hour.

For a stuffing, chop onions thinly. Stir a ground beef, a ground pork, a salt, a pepper, the chopped onions, and 3.5 fl.oz (100 mL) icy cold water.

Divide the dough into 18-20 pieces, roll every piece into a round with 1/3” (1 cm) a thickness.

Put 1/20 part of stuffing in centers of the rounds.

Pinch borders, and make small pies 1/2” thickness (about 1.5 cm) on a table sprinkled with 10 tbsp flour.

Fry the pies in a boiling oil for about 7-10 minutes, pouring the boiling oil on top sometimes.

Serve hot or warm.

Green Peas Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/13/2017 - 17:56.

Ingredients:

8.7 oz (250 g) canned green pea
1 large tomato
2 medium onion
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and sugar on your taste

Method:

Peel onions, and slice into half-rounds.

Slice tomatoes into medium pieces.

Sprinkle the onions with a sugar, and press by hands.

Stir all ingredients, and serve.

Pearl Kasha with Chicken

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:17.

Ingredients:

1.5 lb (700 g) chicken fillet
2 cop pearl grain
1 onion
4 medium carrot
½ tbsp sugar
1/3 tbsp salt
½ tsp mixed spices: ground cinnamon, ground clove, paprika, dry dill
1 bay leaf (optional)
2 tbsp vegetable oil (optional)

Equipment: Oven-safe pot with lid

Method:

Soak grains in a warm water.

Wash a meat, and cut into medium pieces.

Fry the meat without a vegetable oil in a large skillet, and put chicken meat into a pot.

Peel carrots and onions, wash, and cut into small cubes.

Stir-fry them in the same skillet, with or without adding an oil.

When a color of vegetables turns goldish, pour a sugar on top, and stir some times.

Then, put the vegetables into the pot.

Wash the grains, put them into the pot.

Wash a bay leaf, and put into the pot.

Pour 4 cup a boiling water into the pot, add a salt and spices, and stir well.

Cover pot with a lid, and place into a cold oven.

Heat the oven to 360 F (180 C), and cook a kasha for 1 ¼ hour.

Turn a heating off.

Take pot out, and try the kasha.

If necessary, put pot into oven until oven chills.

Serve immediately.

Open Pie with Black Currant

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:35.

Ingredients:

For dough:

1.5 cup rye flour
8.7 oz (250 g) sour cream
1 egg
1 tbsp sugar
1/3 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt

For stuffing:

Fresh or frozen berries, sugar, starch

Method:

Stir all dough ingredients in a large bowl.

Note:
You have to get a dough with a thick sour cream consistency.

Spread the dough in a baking dish evenly.

Shake berries with a sugar on your taste, and with 2-3 tbsp a starch.

Put berries on top of dough evenly.

Pre-heat an oven to 360 F (180 C), and bake a pie for about 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, make a black currant's Kisel:

Boil 1 L water, 1 cup black currants, and sugar on your taste for about 15-20 minutes.

Stir a starch with 2 tbsp water, and stir fast in a berries broth (stirring permanently).

Let to chill a little, and serve with the pie.

Beef Kalya

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 04/09/2017 - 09:31.

Ingredients:

1.5 lb (700 g) boiled beef
½ G water
3.5 oz smoked meats
1 carrot
1 onion
3-4 gherkins
5.2 fl oz (150 mL) cucumber marinate
½ celery root, grated
5-6 potato
5.2 oz butter
2 bay leaf
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Greens on your taste
Salt and ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Boil a beef in a large sauce-pan, to get a clear broth.

Cut the beef into medium cubes, and stir-fry with a butter.

Wash vegetables, peel, and chop them separately.
Stir-fry a carrot, a celery root, and onions with a vegetable oil.

Cut smoked meats into thin strips.

Bring the broth to boil, put the potatoes, and boil for about 10 minutes.

Then, put all other ingredients into the sauce-pan, and boil for about 20 minutes on a low heating.

Serve with a sour cream and fresh chopped greens on your taste.