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Smoked Fish - Potato Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/24/2005 - 09:45.
Ingredients for 4:

4 medium potatoes
½ lb any smoked fish fillet
1 medium shallot onion
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Boil potatoes until ready. Cool, peel, and cut into medium or small cubes.
Cut fish into small pieces.
Peel and slice onion into very thin half-rings.
Mix potatoes, fish, and onions. Add salt, pepper, and oil, and mix well.
Note: You can keep this salad in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Trout in white wine

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/17/2005 - 09:36.
Ingredients for 2:

2 medium trout
3 1/3 oz white wine
½ lemon tsp lemon juice
1 bunch green onions
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Place wood sticks on the bottom of saucepan. Pour wine in saucepan.
Scale and clean trout, sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides, and put them in saucepan.
Sprinkle with cut green onions.
Cover saucepan with a tight lid, and turn heating to medium.
After 20 minutes, put trout on serving dishes, sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve with potatoes, or rice, or other appropriate garnish for fish.

Fish solanka (soup)

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/10/2005 - 21:13.
Ingredients for 2:

½ lb sturgeon fillet
2 medium potatoes
1 tomato
1 red sweet pepper
2 marinaded cucumbers
10 black/green olives
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt, ground black pepper on taste
1 lemon
Italian parsley for decoration

Method:

Peel potatoes, clean pepper and tomato, cut potatoes, tomato, and red pepper into cubes. Mix vegetables, pour flour over it, and mix well.
Cook on a skillet (or not deep sauce pan) until potatoes are lightly gold color.
Put vegetables into a saucepan with boiling water, turn heating to low, and boil 10 minutes.
Cut cucumbers and olives into small cuts, add into the saucepan, boil 3 minutes.
Cut sturgeon fillet into cubes, add salt and pepper, and boil 7 minutes.
After you pour solanka in serving plates, decorate it with slice of lemon and sprinkle with cut parsley.

Deli salad with crabmeat or crabmeat imitation

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/03/2005 - 09:59.
Ingredients for 3:

¼ lb crabmeat (or crabmeat imitation)
¼ lb celery stalks
3 hard-boiled quail eggs
1 medium shallot onion
For sauce:
1 orange
1 lemon
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Cut crabmeat into ½ inch strips, and put them in one layer on the salad dish bottom.
Cut celery stalks into thin rings.
Pour them over the crabmeat.
Slice eggs into thin circles, and put them over the celery.
Peel onion, slice it into thin rings, and pour them over the egg circles.
Squeeze orange juice, then press lemon juice, then mix oil and juices together.
Blend them.
Pour the mix over the salad, let sit 1-2 hours in a refrigerator.

Note:

You can decorate it with any green salad, and substitute imitation crabmeat for crabmeat, and chicken eggs for quail ones. Also, you can add salt and pepper.

"Russian Forest" Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/26/2005 - 00:19.
Ingredients for 4:

½ lb cold boiled veal or beef, or beef tongue
1/2 lb boiled champignons
2 medium picled cucumbers
Green salad
1 carrot
2 potatoes
Mayonnaise, salt, pepper, other species on taste.

Method:

Cut meat into short strips, boiled champignons into small cuts.
Boil potato and carrots separately, cool.
Peel and cut into small cubes, cut cucumbers into very small cubes.
Mix meat, champignons, potato, carrots, and cucumbers, add salt and pepper, mix very well.
Add mayonnaise, and mix well one more time.
Put salad in serving dish.
Slice green salad into thin slices, and pour over salad.
Note:
You can decorate the salad with boiled or fried mushrooms.

Potato stuffed with mushrooms

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/19/2005 - 00:24.
Ingredients for 8:

24 medium potatoes
0.5 lb dried porcini
½ French bread
1 egg
2 leeks
1 cup any meat broth
½ cup mushroom broth (or 1 ½ cups meat-mushroom broth)
2 tbsp butter

Method:

Peel and wash potatoes. Cut off "lids" of them. Peel off the middle of potatoes.
Boil porcinis in 3 cups salt water or meat broth, and then drain them (keep the broth).
Cut them into small cubes.
Cut leeks into small cubes, fry leeks with 1 tbsp butter.
Soak bread in broth, them squeeze out the bread, and mix bread, mushroom, leeks, egg, and 1 tbsp melted butter.
Blend very well, and stuff potatoes with the mix.
Place potatoes in saucepan, cover with "lids", and pour broth in saucepan.
Boil until ready.
Serve with pickles, sauerkraut, marinated mushrooms, or with sour cream-based or yogurt-based sauces.

One of such sauces:
Add crushed garlic salt, and pepper on taste, to plain yogurt, and mix well.

Salmon with pine nut butter

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/12/2005 - 22:27.
Ingredients for 4:

4 pieces salmon filets by ½ lb each
¼ cup pine nut oil
¼ cup butter
¼ cup crushed pine nuts
2 tbsp red wine
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp cut chives
1 garlic clove, crushed

Method:

Wash salmon, and put in small saucepan.
Mix pine nut oil, red wine, lemon juice, and chives, pour over salmon, and mix.
Cover saucepan with lid, and place it in refrigerator for 3 hours.
Mix butter and crushed pine nits, and roll out the mix on waxing paper, then put the paper with the butter-nut layer in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
Fry salmon fillets for 5 minutes per side, pouring 1 tbsp marinade over each piece.
Put fish fillets on serving dish, and put thin slices of butter-nut mix over them.
Serve with boiled potatoes.

Blinis with assorted filling (noble variation)

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/05/2005 - 21:34.
Ingredients:

1 lb all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 eggs
1 tbsp butter
1 pack yeast
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt

Method:

Warm up 1 cup milk (do not boil!), dissolve yeast in it, then add all the flour and knead the dough. Set in warm place for 1 hour.
Warm up one more cup of the milk. Add salt, sugar, egg yolks.
Blend well, and add the mix into raised dough. Blend all together, and let to stand.
Whip egg whites, and add them to a dough, blend, and cook blinis.
Blinis are not fried in fat like most foods. The purpose of the oil is to prevent sticking.
Heat the pan well, and pour in about 1 tbsp of blinis dough, then swirl about the pan until evenly spread across the bottom. After 1 minute, turn the blin over, cook again until light brown.
A blin has to be thin! If you get thick blinis, add warm milk into the dough, and blend.
Often, the first blin is thorn. Russians have a phrase, "The first blin is like a lump", or "You must spoil before you spin, practice makes perfect".
The next blinis come better after that.
Put the ready blinis on serving dish, stacked (traditionally, 1 serving is 10 blinis).
Serve with any sweet or non-sweet filling or dip.

For filling:

1/2 tsp butter
1 tbsp any caviar
1 tbsp sour cream
1 thin slice smoked steelhead fillet
1 anchovy
1 sprat

Cook simple yeast blinis by the previous recipe.
For the next, I will interpret for you a part of one of the Checkhov’s short tales:
"…At last, a cook with a plate of blinis appeared…
Simeon, with a risk of burning of his fingers, grabbed two of the top, hottest, blinis, and slapped them palatably on his own plate. The blinis were roasted, porous, and pudgy, like a merchant daughter’s shoulder.
Simeon smiled with pleasure, and sprinkled them with hot butter. After that, inflaming his appetite, and enjoying with the idea of their taste, he slowly, in order, greased them with caviar.
The spots, the caviar didn’t ingress, he covered with sour cream…
All that remained was to eat, didn’t? But no!
He looked at his handwork and left unsatisfied.
After short consideration, he put a thin fat slice of steelhead fillet, anchovy, and sprat on blinis, then, rolled up both blinis…"

Asparagus and ham

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/29/2005 - 09:53.
Ingredients for 4:

3/4 lb trimmed thin asparagus
4 slices boiled ham
1 cup grated cheese
1 1/4 light cream
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 lemon
1 tsp sugar
salt and peper on taste

Method:

Bring to boil 2 cups water, add salt, sugar, and lemin juice, put asparagus, and cook for 15 minutes, ot until asparagus is tender but still firm.
Mix in small saucepan chicken broth and cream and cook until reduced by half.
Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg, mix, and remove saucepan from the heat.
Drain asparagus, divide into 4 bundles, and roll each one in a slice of ham.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Grease with butter ovenproof dish, put bundles in it.
Pour sauce from saucepan over the top, then sprinkle with grated cheese, and bake asparagus with ham for 20 minutes, or until bubbling and golden brown.
Serve immediately.

Goulash in the pot

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/22/2005 - 11:11.
Ingredients:
2 lb beef (no bones)
2 lb potato
5 tbsp oil
1 large onion
1 large sweet pepper
½ lb tomatoes
1 tbsp wheat floor
1 tbsp red pepper
½ tsp marjoram
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt

Method:
Slice the onions thinly. Fry them in oil until they turn golden. Turn off
heat, and mix onions and red pepper.
Cut meat by cubes 1" x 1" x 1", and add it to onions. Sprinkle with marjoram and
black pepper, mix well, and then add 2 tbsp water and cook on low heating, stirring
every minute. When juices start to evaporate, add 2 tbsp of water or dry
wine.
Peel, wash, and cut potatoes into medium cubes. Remove seeds from sweet
pepper, wash, and slice into thin stripes.
When meat is mild, add the potatoes and sweet pepper.
Cover, and let it simmer.
After 10 minutes, add cut tomatoes and salt.
Pour goulash in pots; add water, cover, and place in cold oven.
Heat oven to 380° F and cook for 1 hour, or until meat and vegetables are ready.
When it is done it should be bright red, and spicy.

Note: Traditional Hungarian cuisine, where goulash is most popular,
add dumplings or noodles.
In Russian cuisine, goulash was and is a popular dish, and
is very appropriate when you have to feed a big number of people.