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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.

Kutya

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:58.

Ingredients:

2 cup pearl grain
1 cup sugar
1.5 cup poppy seeds
1 cup raisins
1 cup ground nut
Honey on your taste

Method:

Rinse grains, and soak them overnight, then boil until a readiness.

Soak raisins in hot water for 15 minutes, then dry out.

Put poppy seeds into a small sauce-pan, and pour 2 cup a boiling water on top.

Boil over a low heating for 10 minutes, then chill, dry out, and grind the seeds 3 times..

Add a sugar and nuts to the seeds, and grind one more time all together.

Stir all ingredients together, and serve.

Potato Zrazes

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:04.

Ingredients:

2 lb (900 g) potato
11.5 oz (300 g) beef
5.2 oz (150 g) pork fat, without skin
2 medium onion
Salt and pepper on your taste

Method:

Boil a beef until it is ready, and cut into small pieces.

Chop a pork fat thinly, and stir-fry for about 7 minutes in a skillet.

Put the pork fat pieces into a large bowl.

Peel onions, chop, and stir-fry in the skillet.

Put the fried onions into the bowl.

Wash 1 lb a potato, and boil until a readiness.

Let to chill, peel, and grate.

Peel and grate another 1 lb potatoes.

Stir the ground boiled and unboiled potatoes together with a salt and a pepper.

Grate the boiled beef, fried pork fat, and fried onions together.

Make medium rounds from ground potatoes, put 1-2 tbsp beef-pork fat-fried onions mix on a middle of each round. and connect sides.

Shape as small ovals, and fry in the skillet for 3-4 minutes per side, on a medium heating.

Serve with any sauce.

Zucchini with Garlic

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 08:43.

Ingredients:

4 medium zucchini
1 carrot
1 onion
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and spices on your taste
4 garlic cloves
5.2 oz (150 g) sour cream
Greens on your taste

Method:

Shred zucchini on a large grater.

Chop an onion.

Peel carrots, and cut into thin rounds.

Stir-fry the onion in a large skillet with a vegetable oil.

Put the carrots, stir-fry for about 5 minutes, and add the zucchini.

Add a salt, pour 1 cup a hot water, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Place zucchini and carrots into plates.

Press a garlic into vegetable juices on the skillet, stir well, and pour on top of zucchini.

Serve with a sour cream and chopped greens.