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Potato balls

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 10:00.
Ingredients:

4 lb potatoes
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb champignons
½ cup flour
Salt on taste

Method:

Peel and boil half of the potatoes (2 lbs), make puree with them.
Peel and grate the second half of potatoes, drain.
Make dough with flour, puree, grated potatoes, and salt.
Make balls from this dough, and boil or fry them.
Wash, slice, and fry the mushrooms with 1 tbsp oil.
Serve potato balls and fried mushrooms.
Optional: pickled vegetables.
Note:
This is a fast dish.

Finnish Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 12:28.
Ingredients for 4:

2 salt herring fillets
½ lb cold boiled beef
4 cold boiled potatoes
½ lb pickled beets
2 medium pickled cucumbers
1 large shallot onion
1 hard-boiled egg
½ cup whipped cream
Apple puree on taste
Fresh-ground black pepper on taste

Method:

Soak fillets in water, tea, or milk for 12 hours, then dry and cut into small cubes.
Cut beets, peeled potatoes, onions, cucumber, beef, and peeled egg into small cubes.
Mix all this, add apple puree and black pepper, and mix very well.
Whip whipped cream, and mix with all other ingredients right before serving in a large salad bowl.

Danish salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 04/29/2006 - 11:09.
Ingredients for 4:

1 pack of any pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium carrots
1 small cauliflower
1 bunch green onion
½ lb ham
2 salt herrings fillets

For dressing:
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp whipped cream
½ tsp crushed black pepper

Method:

Boil pasta until ready, dry, and mix thoroughly with olive oil.
Peel carrots. Boil them until half-ready (for about 8 minutes).
Boil cauliflowers for 3-4 minutes (it has to be half-ready too).
Cut carrots, herring, and ham in cubes, and cut cauliflowers and green onions.
Mix well with pasta.
Blend all ingredients for dressing, and mix it well with pasta and other salad ingredients.

Cake "Rotten stump"

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 04/22/2006 - 11:12.
Ingredients:

For dough:
1 cup sour cream
¾ cup sugar
2 – 2 ½ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda

For filling:
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup dried black prunes

For crème:
1 ¼ cup thick sour cream
¾ cup sugar
½ cup crushed nuts

Soak dried fruit for 2 hours or until mild, then dry and grate them separately.
Whip cold sour cream with sugar.
Mix flour and baking soda.
Add flour to whipped sour cream, and make thick dough.
Divide the dough into 3 parts.
Roll out every part very thinly (3 millimeters), put different fillings into different dough parts, and roll every part in a long "tube".
Pre-heat the oven to 400º F, put dough rolls on a greased baking sheet, and bake until gold color. Take them out of the oven, and let to cool.
Cut every roll to 1” width slices.
Whip sour cream and sugar for cream together.
Put warm slices with different fillings alternately, not too close together, pour cream over this "mountain", sprinkle with crushed nuts.
Let to sit for at least 3-4 hours, and serve.

Note:
You can add an egg to the dough.
You can use other fillings.
You can decorate it with whipped cream, once the whipped sour cream absorbs.
You can allow the cake to soak up for 2 days, in a refrigerator, of course.

Norwegian Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 10:20.
Ingredients for 4:

8 rye bread slices
4 herring fillets
2-3 eggs
1 shallot onion
½ tsp vinegar (or more, if you like)
½ tsp mustard (or more, if you like)
1 tsp sugar (or more, if you like)
Butter or spread to grease the bread
2 tsp parsley greens

Method:

Cut salt herring fillets into cubes.
Peel shallot onions and cut into cubes.
Fry onions with vegetable oil for 1-2 minutes (it should not change color).
Add wine vinegar to eggs, and whip them.
Add eggs to onions, and mix on the skillet, continue cooking with low heating.
Add sugar and mustard to "omelet", and mix well. Continue cooking for 1 minute, and then cool.
Mix this broken omelet and herring fillets cubes. The salad is ready.

To serve, cut rye bread into thin slices, grease every slice with butter, put 3 tbsp of ready salad on the slice, pour with cut parsley greens.

"Airy" layered salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 04/08/2006 - 15:10.
Ingredients for 4:

2 large red onions
2 green apples
3 hard-boiled eggs
2 tbsp grated cheese (on your choice)

Method:

Peel onions, slice into very thin rings. If onions are bitter, you can put in a colander and pour with boiling water. Peel and grate apples.
Peel and grate eggs.
Put in a serving plate (or bowl) layer of onions, grease with mayo, then put over this the next layer from grated apples, grease with mayo, then put over this the next layer from grated eggs, grease with mayo.

Continue while ingredients will end.
Pour grated cheese over salad.
Fresh and light salad is ready.

"Klyazma" Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 09:38.
"Klyazma" Salad

Ingredients for 4:

1,25 lb boiled beef
1 carrot
1 shallot onion
1 radish (daikon or black radish)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Mayonnaise on taste

Method:
Peel and grate carrot and onion, and fry with oil for until gold color.
Peel and grate radish.
Cut the meat into small cubes.
Mix all ingredients, and then add mayo and mix all together.

Note:
Klyazma is a river in Central Russia.

Schi "Valaam"

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 03/26/2006 - 23:20.
Schi "Valaam"

1 l water (or 0.25 g)
2 tbsp dried mushrooms
1 lb fresh mushrooms
1 lb green cabbage
1 medium shallot onion
1 tbsp grated parsley root
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
6 black peppers
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp cut parsley and dill greens

Method:
Slice cabbage, put in a large saucepan, and pour the warm water.
Peel and cut onions and parsley root thinly.
Put them into the saucepan, and bring the water to boil.
Boil dried and fresh mushrooms until ready in the other saucepan.
Cool and slice mushrooms.
Fry flour until the crème color.
Add flour to the cabbage, mix well, and then add mushrooms and mushroom broth.
Bring to boil with low heating.
Add pepper, bay leaves, and greens to the saucepan.
Serve immediately, preferably with toasted rye bread.


Note:
Valaam is an island in Ladoga Lake in Northwest Russia, famous with ancient monastery.

Fish pate

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 03/18/2006 - 09:30.
Ingredients:

0.5 lb smoked trout fillet
0.5 lb smoked steelhead fillet
0.5 lb whipped cream
1 can (50 g) red caviar

Method:

Cut trout fillet, put in a blender, and blend.
Take out of blender, put in a dish, and mix with 0.25 lb whipped cream.
Cut steelhead fillet, put in a blender, and blend.
Take off from blender, put in a dish, and mix with 0.25 lb whipped cream.
Cover the bottom of a ceramic form with foil. Put trout puree in the form.
Put the form in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, take the form out, and put red caviar over the trout puree.
Put steelhead puree over the caviar. Make the upper side even with a wooden spatula.
Cover with a clear plastic cover.
Put in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
To serve, put pate on a serving dish and decorate with green salad, and other vegetables.

Fish julienne from pikeperch

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 08:30.
Ingredients for 4:

0.75 lb fish
0.5 lb porcini or other mushrooms
2 tbsp butter
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Wash mushrooms (or wipe with wet cloth).
Cut into julienne cuts.
Wash fillets. Cut into small pieces.
Pre-heat skillet with butter and cook mushrooms until ready (for about 10 minutes).
Add salt and fillet cuts to mushrooms, mix. Put the mix in julienne dishes.
Whip egg, mix with sour cream, salt and pepper, and pour one forth part of the mix in every julienne dish over the mushroom-fish mix.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 380º F for about 35 minutes, or until the crust turns light brown.
Serve hot. Place the hot julienne dishes on small plates.