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Vinegeret with Beans

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 14:56.

Ingredients:

5.2 oz (150 g) sauerkraut
5.2 oz (150 g) canned bean
4 boiled potato
2 boiled carrot
2 medium boiled beet root
2 medium salted cucumber
2 medium onion
5 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and sugar on your taste

Method:

Peel potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, and cucumbers.

Press a sauerkraut to remove a sour juice, and cut into 1" length pieces.

Cut all other vegetables into small cubes.

Stir all ingredients, let to sit for about 15 minutes, and serve.

Frozen Cooked Mushrooms

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 15:42.

Ingredients:

3-4 lb (1.5-2 Kg) fresh mushrooms
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vegetable oil

Method:

Clean mushrooms, and cut large ones into quarters.

Put the mushrooms into a large sauce-pan.

Turn a heating to low, and simmer mushrooms in their own juices.

Stir some times.

When the juices are almost evaporating, add a salt and a vegetable oil, stir well, and continue to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring periodically.

Let to cool.

Place cooked mushrooms into 1-portion plastic bags, and freeze.

Use during 6 month when necessary.

Note:

This is one of traditional Russian ways to keep mushrooms for winter-spring consumption.

Millet Kasha with Yellow Turnip

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 18:04.

Ingredients per portion:

1 cup dry millet
1 medium yellow turnip
1/3 cup seedless raisins
2 tbsp butter
Salt and sugar on your taste

Method:

Wash raisins, and soak in a hot water for about 15 minutes, then dry them out.

Wash grains 3-4 times.

Put into a portion pot with a lid.

Peel a turnip, and grate on a large grater.

Stir the turnip and raisins with the millet grains in the pot.

Cut a butter into medium pieces, and stir-in to grains.

Add ½ tsp (or more, or less) a salt, and 2-3 tsp a sugar, and stir well all together.

Pour a boiling water on top, to cover grains on 2” in a height.

Pre-heat an oven to 340 F (170 C).

Cover the pot with the lid, and place into the oven.

Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until a liquid totally soaks.

Turn the heating off, and let to cool to warm.

Then, take out pot, and serve kasha.

Salted Mackerel - 5

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 10:08.

Ingredients:

1 large frozen mackerel
1.2 oz (30 g) salt, without jodine
2 large garlic clove (or 4 small clove)
2 large bay leaf, ground
Ground black or white pepper on your taste, at least 2 pinches per fillet

Method:

Take 2 mackerel fillets without skins.

Remove all bones.

Wash the fillets, and dry them out on paper towels.

Take a glass, or an enameled dish with a lid.

Sprinkle first fillet's skin side with ¼ part of a salt.

Put this fillet into the dish (skin down), and sprinkle with another ¼ of salt.

Sprinkle second fillet's meat side with ¼ part of salt.

Put this fillet into the dish (skin up) on top of the first fillet, and sprinkle with last ¼ of salt.

Cover the dish, and set in a room temperature for about 12-15 hours in a dark place.

Then, take out fillets, and wash them slightly, to remove the salt exceeds.

Dry out on paper towels.

Meanwhile, press a garlic, and stir with a pepper and a ground bay leaf.

Divide to 2 equal parts, and spread each fillet with a spice mixture on the meat's side.

Place fillets one to another one, meat to meat, and roll tightly in a piece of a plastic wrap.

Place in a freezer for 3-4 hours.

Then, remove the wrap, slice the fish across into equal-size pieces, and let to de-freeze slightly.

Serve as a cold appetizer, as a sandwich top, or as a main dish with a boiled potato.

Note: A ratio salt to fillet weight is 1:10. Change a quantity of the salt depending of fillets weight.

Eggplants Baked in Sour Cream

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:05.

Ingredients:

1 large eggplant
1 large onion
5.2 oz (150 g) sour cream
2 garlic cloves
Greens, salt, and pepper on your taste

Method:

Peel onions, and chop thinly.

Wash an eggplant, and cut into small cubes.

Place the eggplant pieces into a salted water for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat a skillet with a vegetable oil, put the onions into the skillet, and stir-fry until color turns gold.

Dry out the eggplant pieces, put them into skillet, and stir-fry together with onions for about 5 minutes.

Pour a sour cream into skillet, add a pressed garlic, a salt, a pepper, and greens, and stir well.

Simmer all together for 5-7 minutes on a medium heating, then serve.

Note: You may serve it cold also.

Pressed Meat

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:17.

Ingredients:

3-6 lb pork leg, with bones
10 garlic cloves, peeled and pressed
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Wash a meat, and bring to boil in a salted water that covers the meat.

Boil for about 3-4 hours, depends on a meat weight, with a low heating.

Remove bones and skins, and chop the meat.

Stir chopped meat with greens and spices.

Cover a deep dish with a plastic wrap.

Put the skins over it.

Put chopped meat into the dish evenly, and cover with the plastic wrap.

Place a weight over it.

Let to chill, and set into a refrigerator overnight.

Remove plastic wrap, slice, and serve.

Note:

You may keep pressed meat in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

This is a basic recipe, so you may add your favorite meats, greens, and spices.

Home-Made Ricotta-2

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 06:14.

Ingredients:

1 L (35 fl oz) 3.5% milk
17.5 fl oz (½ L) whipping cream
(or
1 L (35 fl oz) 0% milk
17.5 fl oz (½ L) 3.5% milk)

2 lemon, or 2 fl oz (60 mL) lemon juice, or 2 fl oz (60 mL) white vinegar
¼ tsp salt

Optional spices: oregano, anise, ground muscat nut, ground cinnamon
Optional add-ons: chocolate chips (to add to chilled cheese), ground nuts, ground dried fruits and berries

Method:

Press lemons to get a juice.

Pour a milk and a whipping cream into a sauce-pan, pour the juice into the sauce-pan.

Stir, and heat with a low heating, stirring permanently.

When bubbles increase around, check a temperature of a mixture.

It must be lower than 190 degrees F (88 degrees C).

Note: At that time, mixture looks like an oatmeal.
Continue stirring permanently!

When the temperature is 190 degrees F (88 degrees C), turn the heating off, and let to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Cover a colander from inside with a 4-folded clean fabric, and pour milk mixture into it.

Let to drip for about 10 minutes, when consistency of mixture is like a puree.

Roll the fabric ends, and press mixture until it's weight is about 12.2 oz (350 g).

Unroll fabrics, and sprinkle a cheese with a salt.

Stir a little.

Place the cheese into a clean dry dish, and set into a refrigerator to make cheese more dense.

Add spices and add-ons, if you like.

Mushroom Powder

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 08/27/2016 - 07:07.

Ingredients:

35 oz (1 Kg) forest mushrooms
½ tsp ground coriander seeds
7 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
4 cloves

Method:

Clean mushrooms, slice into thin pieces, and dry out in a warm oven, or during 3-4 days under a sun.

Then, grate the mushrooms into a powder.

Grate cloves, a bay leaf, and peppercorns into a powder.

Stir ground mushrooms and ground spices, and put into a can with a tight lid.

Keep in a cold dark place.

Note:

This powder is good for adding to soups and sauces.

Drying makes a mushroom taste and aroma more intensive.

Northern Mushroom Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 00:03.

Ingredients:

11.5 oz (300 g) forest mushroom
2 large potato
1 carrot
2 bay leaf
1 medium onion
3 garlic clove
Butter and spices on your taste

Method:

Wash mushrooms thoroughly, and boil for about 20 minutes.,

Then, chop the mushrooms, sift a mushroom broth, and return mushrooms into the broth.

Peel potatoes, onions, garlics, and carrots.

Cut the potatoes and carrots into medium-size cubes.

Chop the onions and garlics.

Boil potatoes and carrots in ½ G (2 L) salted water for about 20 minutes.

Pour mushroom broth into a sauce-pan with potatoes and carrots, add bay leaves, and 1-2 tbsp a butter.

Bring to boil, and after 5 minutes of boiling add chopped onions and garlics.

Bring to boil, add spices, and turn a heating off.

Let to sit for 5-10 minutes, and serve.

Northern Mushroom Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 00:03.

Ingredients:

11.5 oz (300 g) forest mushroom
2 large potato
1 carrot
2 bay leaf
1 medium onion
3 garlic clove
Butter and spices on your taste

Method:

Wash mushrooms thoroughly, and boil for about 20 minutes.,

Then, chop the mushrooms, sift a mushroom broth, and return mushrooms into the broth.

Peel potatoes, onions, garlics, and carrots.

Cut the potatoes and carrots into medium-size cubes.

Chop the onions and garlics.

Boil potatoes and carrots in ½ G (2 L) salted water for about 20 minutes.

Pour mushroom broth into a sauce-pan with potatoes and carrots, add bay leaves, and 1-2 tbsp a butter.

Bring to boil, and after 5 minutes of boiling add chopped onions and garlics.

Bring to boil, add spices, and turn a heating off.

Let to sit for 5-10 minutes, and serve.