Orange Color Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/25/2006 - 10:21.
Ingredients:

3 large boiled carrots
3 eggs (or 9 quail eggs)
1 pack crabmeat imitation
Mayonnaise on taste
3-9 tbsp grated cheese (or tofu) - on taste

Method:

Peel and grate carrots.
Peel and cut eggs (quail ones in two halves, chicken ones into half-rings), or grate them.
Cut crabmeat imitation into small cubes.
Mix all ingredients and serve.

Pork "Bitki" with greens

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 11/18/2006 - 10:24.
Ingredients:

2 lb boneless pork
1 shallot onion
¼ lb white bread
1 carrot
1 medium potato
1 egg
¼ lb melted pork fat
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper on taste
1 tbsp parsley and dill green cuts

Method:

Peel and wash carrot and potato.
Peel onions, and cut into small cubes, then fry it in 1 tsp melted fat until onions turn transparent. Grate pork together with onions, carrot, and potato.
Then, add 2 pieces of white bread soaked in water, mix, and grate this mix one more time.
Add egg, salt, pepper, and greens, and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Make medium-size "bitki" (about hand-sized), and roll them in flour.
Pre-heat a skillet with melted pork fat, and fry bitki for about 3 minutes per side.
After that, put them in a shallow saucepan, add 1 tbsp water, and simmer for about 10 minutes under a lid, with medium-low heating.
Serve with cabbage, potatoes, or other vegetable garnish.

Cauliflower salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/18/2006 - 10:20.
Ingredients:

1 cauliflower
½ lb boiled chicken meat
½ lb boiled beef
½ lb boiled green peas (possibly, from a can)
2 medium cucumbers (fresh, or salted, or pickled)
3 hard-boiled eggs
2 boiled potatoes

Method:

Cut the cauliflower into medium flowers, put in boiling water, and boil for 5 minutes.
Cut all ingredients into medium cubes, mix them, add mayo, salt, and pepper on taste.
Mix well.

Note:

You can make a vegetarian version of this salad (with no meat, but with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes instead.
In this case, use a mix sour cream – mayonnaise (1:1) instead of mayonnaise, and decorate with greens.

5-minutes brined mushrooms

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 10:50.
Ingredients:

1 lb small mushrooms
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
0.5 cup dry white wine
3-5 stalks Italian parsley
1 tsp dried basil (or oregano)
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Mix all ingredients, except mushrooms and parsley, in a microwave-safe dish, cover with plastic wrap, and cook in a microwave oven for 3 minutes.
Put all mushrooms and half of the parsley in the dish, mix well, cover, and cook for 3 minutes, then let sit for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
Serve with a fried potato and thinly sliced onions brined in lemon juice.
Or, serve as an appetizer.

Calamari salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 10:35.
Ingredients:

1.25 lb calamari
1 large English cucumber
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 large shallot onion
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1/3 tsp sugar
0.25 lb cooked rice
2 tbsp mayonnaise

Method:

Peel onion, cut into thin semi-rings, put in a dish, and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it.
Drain after 30 seconds.
Mix salt, sugar, vegetable oil, and lemon juice, and pour it over the onions.
Let sit for 1 hour or more.
Peel calamari, and boil in salt boiling water for 2-3 minutes (no more!).
Cut calamari into thin stripes.
Peel cucumber and eggs, and cut them into small cubes.
Mix cucumbers, eggs, calamari, onions, and mayonnaise.
Let sit for 20 minutes at room temperature, and serve.

Cabbage - Cheese Zapekanka

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 11/06/2006 - 10:39.
Ingredients:

5 lb green cabbage
0.5 lb cheese
3 shallot onions
3 tbsp butter
2 cup milk
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
2 bay leaves
Salt and ground black pepper on taste

Method:

Slice cabbage as thinly as angel hair.
Grate cheese on a large grater.
Peel onions, cut into small cubes, and fry in a large skillet with butter until they turn golden.
Put bay leaves, salt, and pepper in the skillet.
Put cabbage in a saucepan, pour boiling water over it, and boil for about 10 minutes.
Then, drain the cabbage, and put it in the saucepan with the mix from the skillet.
Pour milk in the saucepan; boil for about 15 minutes with medium heating.
Remove bay leaves from the saucepan, and add 0.25 lb grated cheese into the skillet. Mix well.
Pre-heat an oven to 380ºF (or 150 C).
Grease a baking sheet with butter, put the cabbage on it, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and 0.25 lb grated cheese.
Place the baking sheet in the oven, and bake for 15 minutes.

Crab Salad with Caviar

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/04/2006 - 10:43.
Ingredients:

0.75 lb crabmeat, or crabmeat imitation
1 large green apple (Granny Smith preferably)
1 sweet red pepper
Caviar – 1 can (1/8 lb)
"1000 islands" dressing on taste

Method:

Peel and grate the apple, and the pepper.
Cut crabmeat, or imitation, into very small cuts.
Mix crabmeat, apple, pepper, caviar, and sauce on taste.
Decorate with seafood.
You can serve this dish as a salad, in a salad bowl, or as an appetizer, in tartlets, or Panna Cotta.

Chicken on salt

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 10/28/2006 - 08:52.
Ingredients:

1 chicken
2 lb sea salt

Method:

Preheat an oven to 380º F.
Pour all salt in a baking sheet, put a chicken over the salt layer on its back, and bake for 1-1.5 hour, until after poking, the chicken gives off clear juice.
Serve with rice, pasta, or potatoes.

Note:
This is "a lazy dish". This kind of dishes, which does not require a lot of work and attention, is very popular in Russia.
Of course, these dishes are flavorful, because they were selected through the long experience of Russian housewives.

Omelet Rolls

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/28/2006 - 08:50.
Ingredients:

3 eggs
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 pinch baking soda
Greens
Mild red pepper for decoration
Stuffing

Method:

Whip eggs, mayo, soda, and greens cuts.
Fry thin blinis from this mix.
Coat every blin with your favorite stuffing (any liver pate, crème cheese with greens, fish, garlic, etc.). Roll every blin tightly.
Cut into 2 parts, and serve.

Fast Fish Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/21/2006 - 09:27.
Ingredients for 2:

1 cup boiled rice
1 can fish in own juice (or 0.5 lb boiled fish without bones and skin)
0.5 bunch green onions
4 hard-boiled eggs
2 tbsp grated cheese
2 medium picles
2 tbsp mayonnaise

Method:

Grate eggs, cucumbers, cut green onions and fish.
Mix all ingredients and mayo, and mix well.