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Cheese Casserole with Beet Greens

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:01.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp sugar
11.5 oz (300 g) beet green
2 egg
7 oz (200 g) cottage cheese, or tvorog, or curd, or Farmer's cheese
1 tbsp flour
11.5 oz (300 g) Ricotta cheese
Lemon juice on taste
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Wash beet greens, dry out, and chop thinly.

Bring 1 cup a water to boil, add a sugar, and a lemon juice, stir well.

Put the chopped greens into the water, and boil for about 5 minutes on a medium heating.

Dry out the boiled greens on paper towels.

Whip a tvorog, a Ricotta cheese, and eggs together for about 3 minutes.

Add a flour and a sugar, and whip for 2 minutes more.

Pre-heat an oven to 370 F (180 C).

Sprinkle a large baking dish with a vegetable oil.

Stir-in the beet greens to the whipped cheese mixture, and put the mixture into the baking dish.

Bake for about 50 minutes, and serve immediately when ready.

Low-calories Okroshka Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 07/10/2016 - 07:30.

Ingredients:

2 fresh cucumber (or 1 English cucumber)
5-7 stalks young dill
6-10 stalks spring onion
4 egg
7 oz (200 g) celery root
1 L (¼ G) kvas+kefir, mixed on your taste

Method:

Shred a cucumber.

Chop dills, onions, and eggs.

Boil a peeled celery root for about 5-7 minutes, then let to drip-off, and cut into small cubes.

Place portions of hard ingredients into portion plates, pour a kvas-kefir mixture on top, and serve.

Note:

You may use only the kvas, or the kefir, or the mixture of them.

Beef Rolls

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 07/03/2016 - 07:57.

Ingredients:

1 lb beef fillet
3.5 oz (100 g) sliced bacon
2 hard-boiled egg
1 fresh egg
1 tbsp lard
1 large salted cucumber
1 large potato
1 tbsp chopped parsley green
1 tbsp chopped dill green
½ cup flour
Salt and ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Slice a beef fillet into 4 equal slices across, remove all white parts, tenderize each slice between 2 pieces of a clear plastic wrap, and sprinkle with a salt and a ground pepper.

Let to sit.

Slice a potato, a cucumber, 2 hard-boiled eggs, and a bacon into thin stripes.

Place a portion (1/4) of the potatoes, cucumbers, bacon, eggs, and chopped greens on top of each meat piece, and roll tightly using a white thread.

Whip a fresh egg, and roll each meat slice in the whipped egg, and then in a flour.

Pre-heat a skillet with a lard on a medium-high heating.

Cook the meat rolls in the skillet for 1-2 minutes per side (or 3 minutes longer, if you decrease the heating).

Place meat rolls into a sauce-pan, pour meat juices on top, and add a boiling water to cover meat.

Simmer until a readiness, and serve with boiled vegetables on your taste.

Herring Salad – 5

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 06/26/2016 - 15:03.

Ingredients:

2 large herring
2 medium beetroot
2 medium carrot
1 large onion
5-6 tbsp dressing (olive oil, or mayonnaise, or other dressing on your taste)

Method:

Boil carrots and beets separately, until a readiness.

Meanwhile, peel herrings, take fillets, and cut into small cubes.

Place them into a large bowl, and set aside.

Peel onions, slice into thin half-rings, put into a separate bowl, and pour 2 cups a boiling water on top.

Let to sit 1 minute, and dry out the onions.

Put onions into the bowl with the herrings, and stir well.

Peel the beets and carrots, shred on a medium shredder, and put into the bowl with the herring.

Stir well, add a dressing, and stir one more time.

Set into a refrigerator for 2 hours, then decorate and serve.

For decoration, use chopped greens, corns, decorative carrot cuts, etc.

Salad “Julia”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 06/19/2016 - 08:20.

Ingredients:

1 chicken breast, boiled
14 oz (400 g) potato, boiled
2 egg, hard-boiled and peeled
4 fresh large pickle
4 brined medium pickle
3 fresh medium tomato
Greens, salt, spices, mayonnaise, salad leaves on your taste

Method:

Cut brined pickles and tomatoes into small cubes, and let to drip.

Cut potatoes and chicken fillets into medium cubes.

Shred eggs and fresh cucumbers.

Chop greens.

Cover a salad bowl with salad leaves.

Stir all other ingredients, and put on top.

Serve immediately.

Home-Made Salted Herring – 3

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 06/12/2016 - 07:00.

Ingredients:

2 medium herring
1 cup (250 mL) boiled and chilled water
3 gv.
½ tsp coriander seed
1.5 – 2 tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
2 bay leaf
6 black peppercorn

Method:

Peel a fish, and cut into medium slices.

Dissolve a salt and a sugar in a water.

Put the fish slices into a glass can, sprinkle with spices, and pour the salted water on top.

Cover the can, shake, and place in a refrigerator for 36 – 48 hours.

To serve, dry out fish slices, put on a plate, and sprinkle with a sliced onion, and with a vegetable oil.

Buckwheat a la Trademan

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:25.

Ingredients:

1 cup buckwheat
7-11.5 oz (200-300 g) ground meat on your choice
2 onion
1 carrot
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves
2 bay leaf
1 pinch ground pepper
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt on your taste
2 cup water

Method:

Wash a buckwheat, dry out, and stir-fry in a skillet with some drops of a vegetable oil for 1-2 minutes.

Peel and chop onions and carrots.

Peel and press a garlic.

Stir-fry the onions with the vegetable oil until color turns gold, add the carrots, and stir-fry for 5 minutes together.

Add a ground meat into the skillet, stir well, and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes more.

Put a mixture into a sauce-pan, add a tomato sauce and a salt, stir, and pour 2 cups a boiling water on top.

Simmer under a lid until all ingredients are ready.

Add the pressed garlic, a ground pepper, and bay leaves, stir, and let to sit without a heating for 10-15 minutes.

Remove bay leaves, and serve.

Verguns

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/28/2016 - 17:13.

Ingredients:

8.7 oz (250 mL) kefir
2.5 cup flour
2.5 oz (70 mL) + 1.5 cup for frying vegetable oil
1 tbsp vodka
2.5 – 3.5 oz (70-100 g) sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tsp baking soda

Method:

Pour a kefir into a sauce-pan, add a 2.5 oz vegetable oil, a vodka, and bring to boil (but do not boil!) with a stirring.

Stir all dry ingredients in a bowl, and pour a hot kefir mix into the bowl, stirring permanently.

Knead a dough while a consistency becomes even.

Roll the dough into a ball, cover with a plastic wrap, and let to sit for 30 minutes.

Roll out dough into thin round, cut into rectangles.

Make a cut in a middle of every rectangle, and turn one half of rectangle through other one.
Pre-heat the vegetable oil in a deep skillet, and fry verguns for about 2-3 minutes per side.

Dry on paper towels, and serve.

Chicken Saltison

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 05:39.

Ingredients:

1 chicken
1 oz (~ 30 g) gelatin
3 tsp dry paprika
1 tsp khmeli-suneli
Other spices (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Cut all meats, without bones and skins, into medium-size pieces.

Add all spices, stir, and set into a refrigerator for 2 hours.

Take any hard food box with a foil inside (milk pack, for example), cut-off a top, and press all meats into it.

Sprinkle with a gelatin on top.

Pour 1/4 - 1/2 G (1-2 L ) warm water in a sauce-pan, and set the box into the water.

Water level in sauce-pan should be higher than meat level in the pack.

Place a saucer on top of the box.

Bring water to boil on a very low heating.

Boil with low heating for 1 hour.

Then, take out the box, and set in a room temperature to chill.

After that, put the box into a refrigerator for 3-5 hours, or even longer.

To serve, cut-off the box, place a saltison on a large plate, and slice with a very sharp knife.

"Caprice" Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 05/08/2016 - 05:39.

Ingredients:

1 smoked chicken breast
1 large onion
3.5 oz (100 g) any hard cheese
1 hard-boiled egg
1 tbsp mayonnaise
Salt and pepper on your taste
1 tbsp lemon juice
Greens on your taste – parsley, coriander, celery, shnitt, dill - (optional)

Method:

Peel the onions, and cut into medium cubes.

Place in a can, pour the lemon juice on top, and stir.

Set aside.

Cut the chicken fillets into medium cubes.

Cut the cheese into medium cubes.

Chop the greens and onions together, add the 1 tsp mayonnaise, and stir well.

Place chicken fillet on a bottom of a salad bowl, and sprinkle with mayonnaise.

Place drained onions over chicken evenly, and sprinkle with mayonnaise.

Place cheese cubes over onions evenly, and sprinkle with mayonnaise.

Put the egg-greens mixture on top.

Serve immediately.