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Other tvorog dough

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 07/01/2006 - 09:31.
Ingredients:

1.25 lb tvorog
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 packs baking powder
1 pack vanilla sugar
1.5 lb all-purpose flour

Method:

Grind tvorog, add all ingredients except flour, and blend.
Continue blending, adding flour by the tablespoons.
Knead the dough until it ceases sticking to the hands. Let sit 2 hours in a warm place.
Divide it into same-size-parts, roll out, fill with chosen fillings, pinch closed.
Pre-heat an oven to 380º F, grease a baking sheet with butter or margarine, put pies on, and bake for about 15 minutes.
After taking the baking sheet from the oven, wash pies with margarine, they will have milder crust.

Lamb kharcho

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/24/2006 - 09:42.
Ingredients:

1.25 lb lamb
2 large shallot onions
1 large carrot
1.5 lb tomato
1 sweet red pepper
1 garlic
2 tbsp rice
1 tbsp oil
Bay leaf, black pepper

Method:

Peel and cut onions into medium cubes. Peel and grate carrot.
Fry onions and carrots with oil in a saucepan.
Cut meat, put into the saucepan, and continue to stir-fry for 10 minutes.
Pour cold water in the saucepan, and bring to boil with low heating.
Boil until meat is half-ready.
Then, put washed rice, peeled, diced tomatoes, spices, and grated garlic in the saucepan.
Boil until rice is ready.

Tsar's Salmon

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 09:37.
Ingredients:

4 fish fillets (preferably salmon) pieces weighting about 0.5 lb each (or 8 by 0.25 lb)
0.5 cup dill cuts
0.5 cup Italian parsley cuts
4 tbsp corn flour (or other flour)
2 measure cups (for rice-cooker) rice
1 cup whipped cream
1 cup grated cheese
1 tbsp butter
Spices on taste (salt, pepper, etc.)

Method:

Slice fillets into 1" width pieces.
Mix 0.25 cup dill cuts, spices, and 0.5 parsley cuts, sprinkle the every slice with this mix on both sides.
Roll every slice in flour and fry for 3 minutes per side with medium heating.
Boil rice until ready, then mix it with 0.25 cup grated cheese and your favorite spices.
Pre-heat oven to 400º F.
Grease baking sheet with butter, place fish fillets in the center, and surround them with a "ring" of rice.
Mix whipped cream with 0.25 cup dill, and pour over fish and rice.
Place baking sheet into the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Tvorog dough

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 10:32.
Ingredients:

0.5 lb tvorog
2 eggs
1 tbsp sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of baking soda
7 tbsp all-purpose flour

Method:

Knead all ingredients together.

This dough is good for small pies cooked in a fryer with a variety of fillings (potato filling, meat, liver, or sweet ones).
Or, you can add more sugar, and just fry small balls.
Or, you can add small cuts of fresh plums, apricots, etc., to the dough, and fry small balls.

Soup-Kharcho

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 09:20.
Ingredients for 4:

1 lb beef
Spices for beef broth (optional)
1 large shallot onion
1 cup rice

Dressing:
o.25 lb peeled grated walnuts
1 garlic (optional)
1 can peeled diced tomatoes
Adjika (traditional Caucasian spices mix) on taste
Kchmeli-suneli (traditional Georgian spices mix) on taste
Coriander green

Method:

Boil beef, cut onions, and usual broth spices for 0.5 h, then put washed rice in a broth, and continue to boil until rice is ready.
Then, add all dressing ingredients to the saucepan, mix well, bring to boil, then add coriander cuts, and mix.
Kharcho is ready.

Note:

You can add vine vinegar, on your taste.

Soup-Kharcho is a Georgian traditional dish.
Usually, kharcho is a soup with a beef broth, but many housekeepers make this soup with other meats.
Kharcho is not an expensive dish, and it was very popular in Soviet cafés.
Georgia was a part of Russia for 275 years, and it entered Russian dominion by its own good will.

Sour Cream Pie with smoked fish

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:42.
Ingredients:

2 smoked fish
1 shallot onion
1.25 lb sour cream
3 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1 cup grated cheese
1 tbsp butter

Method:

Take boneless, skinless fish fillets, cut into medium cuts.
Peel and cut onions thinly.
Whip eggs, sour cream, and salt for 2-3 minutes.
Mix flour and baking powder.
Blend flour and egg-sour cream mix together, to get thin dough.
Let it sit for half hour in a warm place.
Grease baking sheet with butter, and sprinkle with flour.
Pour half of the dough on the sheet, put fish cuts on evenly, and then put a layer of onion cuts.
Pour second half of the dough over this, and sprinkle with grated cheese evenly.
Cheese has to cover all of the dough.
Pre-heat oven to 380ºF (180º C), bake pie for about 20 minutes, then take it out of the oven and pick it with wooden stick in some (6-7) places, and place the pie back into the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pie is ready (if you pick it with a wooden stick, it will come out without dough traces.

Fish Vinaigrette – 19th century style

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 10:50.
Ingredients:

2 medium fish fillets
3 medium boiled potatoes
2 medium beets
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp crabmeat cuts
Greens, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper

Method:

Thinly slice fish fillets.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
Grease a wide saucepan with butter.
Put slices in the saucepan, cover pan with a lid, and cook until ready on medium heating (12-15 minutes). Cool.
Peel and cut potatoes and beets into small cubes.
Put a layer of potatoes and beets cuts in a serving dish, sprinkle it with mustard sauce, put a layer of fillets slices over it, and sprinkle with mustard sauce.
Continue until all ingredients are used up.
Cover with mayo Provencal, and decorate with green cuts and cuts of crabmeat.
Place in a refrigerator for 2 hours.

Tomatoes stuffed with salt mushrooms and potatoes

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 10:35.
Ingredients:

6 tomatoes
3 potatoes
1 shallot onion
¼ lb salt mushrooms
1 cucumber
1 tbsp greens
Spices on taste

Method:

Boil potatoes, cool, peel, and cut into small cubes.
Cut salt mushrooms and onions into small cubes.
Mix potatoes, onions, and mushrooms, add oil, and mix once more.
Slice the cucumber into long thin slices.
Wash tomatoes, cut the upper parts, remove juice and seeds.
Stuff tomatoes with potato-onions-mushrooms mix, cover with upper parts.
Serve with cucumber slices.

Lobio

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 11:33.
Ingredients:

0.5 lb beans
0.5 g water
1 shallot onion
1 garlic head
1 cup peeled walnuts
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Black pepper, red pepper, "kchmeli-suneli" (traditional Georgian spice mix^ Koriander, laurel leaves, karaway seeds, dried basil, onion, garlic) on taste

Method:

Soak ½ lb of dry beans (red or white) for 6-8 hours.
Put in a saucepan, pour 0.5 G water, and boil with low-heating until the beans are ready.
This can take 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
Add boiling water when necessary, because beans have to be covered with water all the time.
After the beans are ready, press them but not until puree consistency.
Add "kchmeli-suneli", a classic Georgian mix of spices , and mix.
Grate walnuts, and add to mix.
Press garlic, and add to mix.
Add grated black pepper and red hot pepper.
Peel onions and cut them into cubes, and add to mix.
The consistency of ready lobio is similar to very thick soup.

Note:
Lobio is one of most traditional dished of Georgian cuisine, and it was adopted in the Soviet Union by many homemakers. As every classic dish, it has a lot of variations: with tomato, and so on.

Meat-egg salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 04/29/2006 - 11:01.
Ingredients for 2:

3 eggs
1 large shallot onion
0.5 lb beef
2 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
Pepper, mayonnaise on taste

Method:

Whip 3 eggs with 1/3 tsp salt.
Cook thin crepes from whipped eggs on a preheated skillet.
Roll them tightly and set them aside.
Make a julienne cut of beef, fry it for 3-4 minutes on a pre-heated skillet with vegetable oil, stirring occasionally.
Peel and cut onions into half-rings, fry them on a pre-heated skillet until gold color.
Slice crepe rolls into thin cuts.
You have to get same volume of cut egg crepes as beef and onions together.
Mix them.
Add salt, pepper, and mayonnaise on taste. This is the filling salad for cold weather. Serve warm.