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Don’s Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Wed, 09/07/2005 - 08:43.
Don’s Salad

This recipe is named not in a human’s, but in the great river’s name. For some hundred years, starting in the 13th century, the area around Don was a place where free people lived, who did not pay any taxes, and did not have any state duties except to defend Russia from attacks by people from the south.

Mushroom “caviar” - Appetizer

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 08/27/2005 - 09:30.
Fish caviar was very popular in old Russia. This is why people began calling appetizers from minced salted mushrooms, vegetables, and etc. as “caviar”, for example, “mushroom caviar”, or “vegetable caviar”. These tasty and cheap appetizers are very popular in Russia in the modern times.

Mushroom “caviar”

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb salted mushrooms
1 large shallot onion
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Crushed black pepper, salt, dill and other greens on taste

“Southern” Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 08/20/2005 - 18:20.
Ingredients:

1/2 garlic head
1 cup walnuts (peeled)
1 lb home cheese
Salt
Parsley
Coriander

Method:

Cut every ingredient into very small pieces.
Blend them together. Serve with any green salad and fresh bread.

Fish cutlets - Main dish

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 08/20/2005 - 08:19.
This is a basic recipe.

Ingredients for 4:

1 ¼ fish fillets without bones and skin (preferable, non-fat fish like cod or hake)
2-3 slices of white bread
½ cup milk
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp thinly cut green onions (optional)
Salt, pepper on taste

Method:

Soak bread in milk and knead.
Grind fish fillets, or cut them into small cubes.

Astrakhan’s uha - Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Fri, 08/12/2005 - 20:37.
Astrakhan is an ancient city of about 2 million people in the delta of the greatest Russian river, Volga, and it is on the shores of the Caspian Sea and also riverside.
Astrakhan is a famous center of catching and cultivation of the sturgeons, and a center of the productions of black caviar.
In the “good old times” there were plenty of sturgeons in the Volga delta. Now, there are much fewer of them, but sturgeons are still common food for Astrakhan’s region’s inhabitants.

Beets, cheese, nuts and cucumbers - Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 08/06/2005 - 10:20.
Do you like beets? No? Well, the secret is how to cook them!
Try this simple and tasty appetizer, and don’t tell me you don’t like this.
Play with exact ratios of the ingredients in this appetizer, which the Russians call “Beets, cheese, nuts & cucumbers,” and get your own unique recipe.

Ingredients:

Boiled beets (from can, possible)
Shredded cheese
Crushed nuts
Marinated or salted cucumbers (not sweet!)
Garlic (crushed)
Mayonnaise (on taste)

Blinis 1

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Fri, 07/29/2005 - 10:20.
Ingredients:

½ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp citric acid
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
3 eggs
1/2 qt milk
3 tbsp olive oil (or other vegetable oil

Method:


Mix everything, except for 1 tbsp of oil, in the dough. Blend well.
The dough has to not be thick.
Note: If the dough is too thick, add more milk and mix well; if the dough is too thin, add 1 tbsp flour, mix well, and evaluate, if it is necessary to add more flour.

Red Caviar on Crackers

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Fri, 07/22/2005 - 22:18.
Russian Cuisine: Red Caviar of Crackers
This recipe is adapted to the modern products available in the United States and Western Europe.

Ingredients:
1 can of red (salmon) caviar (available in any East European or Russian ethnic food store for ~$6-8)
~1 dozen crackers (I prefer Breton Multi-grain or Original)
Butter or spread (optional)

“Golubtsi”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 07/16/2005 - 10:07.
Ingredients for 8:

1 large green cabbage (Savoy or another cabbage is very good too)
1 lb meat
½ lb rice
2 onions
2 medium carrots (optional)
1 cup broth
1 cup sour cream
1 tbsp any vegetable oil
5 tbsp tomato sauce (optional)
Greens, salt, and spices on taste

Method:
Grind the meat. Boil the rice until ready.

Country bread with greens

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 07/09/2005 - 09:58.
Ingredients for 2:

½ lb rye flour
1 lb wheat flour
1 pack yeast
1 cup water
½ cup sour milk
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 egg
1:1:1 parsley: dill: green onions (on your taste, traditionally – some pieces)

Method:

Mix flours, sour milk and yeast dissolved in warm water, knead the dough for 15-20 minutes, then cover the dish and set in a warm place for 1 hour.