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Old-style Solyanka – Winter Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 03:03.

Ingredients:

1/3 G (1.2-1.5 L) beef broth
1 medium onion (5.5 oz)
4 oz (120 g) salted olives
2 tbsp green olives
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ lb (220-240 g) tomato paste
2 tbsp cucumber brine
3 oz (70-80 g) pepperoni
3 oz (70-80 g) boiled beef tongue
3 oz (70-80 g) smoked pork
½ lb boiled beef
Salt, spices, capers, sour cream - on your taste

Method:

Cut all ingredients into thin short strips, separately.

Stir-fry onions, all meats, and tomato paste together in a large skillet under a lid.

Bring shredded cucumbers and olives with a cucumber brine to boil in a small sauce-pan, and simmer while cucumbers turn soft.

Put a content of the sauce-pan into a large sauce-pan, put a content of a skillet into the large sauce-pan, and pour the boiling broth on top.

Add capers, spices and salt into the large sauce-pan, and cook all together with a low heating for about 20 minutes.

Serve with a sour cream and a rye bread.

Whole Stuffed Fish in Aspic

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 21:42.

Ingredients for 21 portion:

5-6 lb fish
3 lb fish fillet
5 slices white bread
2 cup milk
6-10 egg
1/2 lb butter
2 onion
Salt, allspice, and nutmeg on your taste

For mousse:
6 lb small fish, bones, and scales
1.5 medium parsley root
1.5 leek
2 carrot
2 celery root
5 onion
3 bay leaf
10 allspice
1.5 cup vinegar
1.5 cup sherry wine
1/2 lb (220 g) butter
2 cup olive oil
0.8 oz (20 g) gelatine
Greens for decoration

Method:

Grate a boneless fish fillet.

Soak a bread in a milk, then squeeze.

Warm a butter.

Peel and chop 2 onions, and stir-fry with 1 tbsp the butter.

Grate the bread, ground fish, 2.5 tbsp butter, allspices, a salt, a nutmeg, the fried onions, and eggs together.

Peel a whole fish, remove its bones through a spine, and stuff it with a ground mixture.
Sew the fish up.

Rub a roasting pan with 1 tbsp butter, and place the fish into the pan.

Pre-heat an oven to 370 F (170 C).
Meanwhile, make a broth from boiled small fish, bones, diced carrots, chopped onion, bay leaves, and salt.

When the broth is ready, pour it into a sieve.

Peel and grate parsley roots, celery roots, and leeks.

Stir the ground vegetables, and sprinkle the fish thoroughly with the salt and vegetables.

Soak a clean two-folded cloth in the broth, and pour the broth into the pan.

Cover fish with the cloth.

Roast fish in the oven, basting it frequently with juices until a readiness.

Take it out, remove the cloth, dry it out (keep the juices), and let to cool.

Dissolve a gelatin in the hot juices.

Place fish on an oblong platter, pour 1/2 the dissolved gelatin on top, and let to chill.

Cut the dissolved gelatin leftovers into cubes when harden.

Chop greens, and decorate fish with greens and gelly cubes.

Serve cool.

Old-style Vinaigrette Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 01/03/2016 - 19:08.

Ingredients:

2 beetroot, boiled
3 pickle
3-5 potatoes, boiled
3.5 oz (100 g) brined porcini
3.5 oz (100 g) white beans, canned or boiled
3.5 oz (100 g) pikeperch fillet, boiled
1.7 oz (50 g) capers
1 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp vegetable oil
½ cup (125 ml) 3% vinegar
½ cup brined cabbage, chopped
Salt, sugar, and pepper on your taste

Method:

Peel potatoes and beetroots, cut into a bean-size pieces.

Chop pickles and porcini mushrooms.

Dry out beans.

Slice boiled fish fillets.

Blend a dressing: dissolve a salt, and a sugar in a 2 tbsp cold water, stir with a pepper, blend with an oil, adding oil teaspoonfully.

Then, blend with a vinegar.

Stir all hard ingredients together, stir with the dressing, decorate as you like, and let to sit for about 5-10 minutes with a room temperature.

Serve with a rye bread.

Salad “Red Hat”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 06:55.

Ingredients:

1 smoked chicken breast (11.5 oz)
11.5 oz (300 g) potato, boiled
12.5 (350 g) carrot, boiled
4.5 – 5 oz (140 g) cheese, grated
2.5 oz (60 g) walnut, peeled
4 egg, hard-boiled
1/2 pomegranate, peeled
Mayonnaise, or other white sauce on your taste

Method:

Peel potatoes, carrots, and eggs.

Grate them on a large grater separately.

Stir the potatoes and carrots with several drops of a sauce (separately.)

Grate walnuts into small pieces.

Cut a chicken breast into small pieces.

Clean pomegranate grains if necessary.

To collect a salad, place a dessert ring on a portion serving plate.

Put ingredients into the ring in order: potatoes, chicken meats (sprinkle with the sauce), walnuts, cheese (sprinkle with the sauce), carrots, eggs, pomegranate seeds.

Let to chill for about 5 minutes in a refrigerator, then remove the ring carefully, and make a next portion.

Serve immediately.

Happy New Year!

Salad “Passenger”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 19:20.

Ingredients:

1 lb beef liver
1 lb onion
½ lb pickle
4 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp mayonnaise
Salt and ground black pepper on your taste

Method:

Peel a liver and onions.

Fry the liver with a 1 tbsp vegetable oil until a readiness, with a small heating.

Cut liver, the onions, and pickles into julienne-cut strips, separately.

Stir-fry onions with 3 tbsp vegetable oil, until onions get a golden color.

Put the liver pieces, onions, and pickles into a salad bowl, sprinkle with a salt and ground pepper, add a mayonnaise on your taste, and stir well.

Let to sit for about 10-15 minutes in a room temperature, and serve.

Bean'n'Ham Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/13/2015 - 20:15.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) ham
1 can beans in own juice
1 medium English cucumber
7 oz (200 g) ground cheese
1 cup crouton
Chopped greens and sauce on your taste

Method:

Cut cucumbers and a ham into same-size cubes.

Dry out beans.

Stir all ingredients together, let to sit for 5 minutes, and serve.

Herring-Apple Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 12/05/2015 - 23:57.

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb salted herring fillet
1 lb boiled potatoes
3.5 oz (100 g) green salad
2 medium tomato
1 large sour apple
4 medium pickle (7 oz – 200 g)
7 oz (200 g) plain yogurt
Salt and ground black pepper on your taste

Method:

Torn salad leaves.

Peel potatoes if necessary.

Cut the potatoes, tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, and herring into same-size pieces.

Put into a salad bowl.

Blend a yoghurt, salt, and pepper, and pour over a salad.

Stir all together, let to sit for 5 minutes, and serve.

Northern Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 15:48.

Ingredients:

1 large cold-smoked mackerel
3.5 oz (100 g) ground cheese
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Greens on your taste

Method:

Peel a fish: remove it's skins, fins, head, bones, and innards.

Chop the fish meat into small cubes, and stir with a cheese, peppers, a vegetable oil, and greens.

Cover a salad dish with green salad leaves, put a mixture on top, decorate, and serve.

Note:

As it is usual for Russian cuisine, you may to substitute a mackerel with an other smoked fish, choose cheeses, spices, and greens that you have on your kitchen.

And you may to add another ingredients to this basic recipe, for example, ground hard-boiled eggs, chopped cucumbers, etc.

Liver Salad-Cocktail

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 11/21/2015 - 20:45.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) boiled liver
3.5 oz (100 g) cornichon
3.5 oz (100 g) hard cheese
1 large onion
3.5 oz (100 g) brined mushrooms
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp mayonnaise
Salt and spices on your taste

Method:

Peel onions, slice into half-rounds, and stir-fry with a vegetable oil.

Shred other ingredients into thin strips.

Stir the all ingredients together, chill, and serve.

4-Layer Salad – 2

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 11/14/2015 - 18:55.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) boiled chicken fillet
1 medium cucumber
1 hard-boiled egg
2 cup chopped walnut
3 oz (80 g) pitted prune
4 tsp sour cream
4 tsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp chopped dill green
1 tbsp chopped parsley green

Method:

Place prunes into a sauce-pan, pour a cold water to cover prunes, and bring to boil on a low heating.

Boil until the prunes turn soft, then dry out and chill them.

Cut a chicken, a cucumber, and prunes into thin short strips, separately.

Grate an egg.

Put the chicken, cucumber, and prunes into serving glasses as layers.

Sprinkle the every layer with the chopped egg slightly.

Whip a sour cream, a mayonnaise, chopped walnuts, chopped dills, and chopped parsley together.

Pour a whipped mix on a top of every portion, and serve.