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Macaroni a la fleet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 10/08/2005 - 21:20.
One of the huge advantages of this dish is that it’s fast to cook, and is cheap and flavorful, and this allows a lot of variations. This is a traditional fleet dish, and also favorite dish of tired college students and tired wives.

Ingredients for 4:

1 pack of ground beef or ground pork (possible, use canned meat instead of this)
1 pack of any pasta (traditionally, in Russia this is macaroni)
1 large shallot onion
Salt, black pepper, other spices, – on taste

“Fish salad with potato 1”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 10/01/2005 - 08:11.
Ingredients for 8:

1 lb boiled potato
¼ lb any fish (boiled, baked, smoked, or from the can – any fish you have in your kitchen) with no bones
1 large salt cucumber
1 medium onion
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
Black pepper and salt on taste

Method:

Peel potato, cut into small cubes.
Cut the fish, the cucumber and the peeled onions into small cubes.
Mix all the ingredients in a dish, add oil, and mix well once more.

Note:

Ponchiki

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 09/24/2005 - 10:26.
Every University student of the Soviet Union knew this very cheap and very tasty dish perfectly. “Ponchiki” are lighter and fluffier analog of doughnuts, and Soviet student ate them with coffee. Although a serving of “ponchiki” is ready in about 1 minute, this was not fast food in the general sense, because they cooked it only from freshly prepared dough.

Traditional Russian “ponchiki”:

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
2 cup flour
1 egg

Tomato salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 09/17/2005 - 10:16.
Russian Cuisine: Tomato Salad

Lulya-kebab

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 09/10/2005 - 10:33.
Ingredients:

2 lb lamb
4 medium onions
Species: cumin (black sort is preferable), grinded coriander seeds, dried sumac or barberry, and salt on taste
½ tsp vinegar or lemon juice

Method:

Grind the lamb with the lamb fat (or without it.)
Cut 3 onions into small cubes (or grind it too.)
Add all spices, knead it all together until the color is almost white, and let sit for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 380 F.
Grease the baking sheet.

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.