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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.

Fruit Paskha

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 06:30.

Ingredients for 10:

1 lb (450 g) unsalted butter
2 lb (900 g) dry cottage cheese
2 cup sugar
7 egg yolks
1/2 lb (230 ml) whipping cream
1 cup seedless white raisins
1/2 cuo mixed candied fruits, chopped
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

Piece of cheesecloth

Method:

Warm the butter until soft.

Whip the egg yolks, add the sugar, and whip together.

Then, add butter, and whip together.

Force the cottage cheese through a strainer, gradually add it to a butter-egg-sugar
mixture, and blend very thoroughly.

Whip the cream, and add it as the fruit and flavorings.

Take a mild with holes in the bottom.

Line a mold with a cheesecloth, fill the mold with the cheese mixture.

Put a weight on top (a can, for example), and let to drip a paskha in a refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Slice, and serve.

XB!

Baked String Beans

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 04/23/2016 - 18:59.

Ingredients:

1 lb (450 g) frozen string beans
4 egg
2 onion
3 tbsp melted butter, or margarine
Fresh greens (basil, parsley, and coriander) on your taste
Salt and spices on your taste

Method:

Pre-heat an oven-safe skillet on a medium heat, add 1 tbsp margarine, ½ cup a boiling water, beans, and chopped onions.

Stir, cover with a lid, and simmer for about 30 minutes.

At the end of this time, sprinkle the beans with chopped greens (parsley, coriander, basil), spices, and simmer for 4-5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, pre-heat an oven to 400 F (190 C).

Whip eggs, and pour over simmered beans.

Bake for about 20 minutes.

Take the skillet out, slice beans into portions, and pour a little of a melted margarine on top of each portion.

Serve hot.

Boiled Omelette

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 04/16/2016 - 16:43.

Ingredients:

3 fresh egg
2/3 cup milk
Salt on your taste
½ G (2 L) boiling water

Method:

Whip eggs in a deep dish until a foam increases.

Add a milk and a salt, and whip 3-5 minutes more.

Take 2 plastic bags from a food grade and heat-resistant plastic, and insert one bag into another one.

Pour a whipped mixture into the inner bag, and tie bags tightly.

Put bags into a boiling water, and boil for 10 minutes.

Remove bags on top of a portion dish.

Omelette is ready.

Note:

This is a basic recipe, so you may add another ingredients (mushrooms, onions, etc.).
In this case, the boiling should be longer (up to 30 minutes).

Note:

You may boil several portions in a time, just take more water.

Salad Vitamin – 4

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:57.

Ingredients:

1 small head cabbage, white, green, Chinese, or
1 English cucumber
5-7 stalk parsley
5 garlic clove, or 5 stalks green onion
Salt on taste
2 hard-boiled egg, optional
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Shred a cabbage.

Press it by hands if it is too hard.

Shred, or chop thinly all other vegetables.

Grate eggs.

Stir all vegetables, add a vegetable oil, a salt, and the ground eggs, and stir one more time.

Serve immediately.

Oven-Baked Carbonad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 05:27.

Ingredients:

2 lb (~ 1 Kg) pork fillet (carbonad)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp hot tomato sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and spices on your taste

Method:

Wash a carbonad, dry out, and set aside.

Blend a mayonnaise, a tomato sauce, a mustard, and spices into an even mixture.

Spread the mixture on the carbonad, put into a plastic bag, and refrigerate overnight.

Cover a baking sheet with a piece of a foil.

Put a baking paper's piece over the foil, and place carbonad over paper.

Make “a roof” from another piece of foil, and cover carbonad with it.

Pre-heat an oven to 390 F (190 C), and place the baking sheet into the oven.

Bake for about 50 minutes.

Then, remove the foil roof, and bake for 20 minutes more.

Slice, and serve with an any proper garnish.

It is good as hot as cold.