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 fried onions

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/08/2005 - 20:30.
Ingredients:

1 can any fish in own juice or in oil
3 hard-boiled eggs
2 large onions
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp mayonnaise
Crushed black pepper on taste

Method:

Take egg yolks and crush them.
Shred egg whites.
Add oil in a large skillet, heat and add thin onion rings to the skillet, pour sugar over it and fry until the onion rings are golden. Cool the onions.
Put the fish in a dish; press it with forks until you have small pieces of fish about same size.
Pour egg yolks over it.
The next salad layer is the onion rings, and then a layer of whites mixed with mayonnaise.
Pour with black pepper (no salt!)
Let sit 30 minutes, and serve.

Note:

Optionally, you can add two more layers to this salad:
shredded cheese and very cold shredded butter or margarine.
And, of course, you can use thin pieces of boiled or smoked fish.
Generally, layered salads, or salads-cocktails are very popular in the Nobility's cuisine.

Tender Salmon

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/01/2005 - 20:06.
Time required: 15 minutes

Russian Nobility Cuisine: Tender Salmon

The original recipe is somewhat involved, so I am giving you a simpler version that still tastes great. That includes using ingredients available in your nearest grocery store (although I usually buy them in Costco.)

The advantage of this recipe is that the salmon gets real tender. As an additional advantage, the essential natural Omega-3 oils critical for cardiovascular and neurological health are kept intact so you get the full benefit of eating salmon.

I normally serve it on a large flat plate, one or two pieces per person. A variety of garnishes goes well with it. On a traditional high calorie side it really tastes well with mashed or skillet fried (not French fried!) potatoes. Men love it. Or you can prefer a low-carb low-GI detox way with small fresh tomatoes instead, which has lately been my favorite. Or make your own pick: pasta with parmesan, tomato salad, radish salad, or even coleslaw! If you are ok with alcohol, a glass of wine completes the picture very nicely. Pick dry wine; sweet and semi-sweet wines don’t go well with salmon and fish overall.

Ingredients for two

  • Frozen salmon fillets (I usually buy those at Costco), 1 piece per person (2 upon request)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions, either fresh or dried.
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley, either fresh of dried.
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (flax seed oil is used in the original recipe).
  • Montreal steak seasoning liberally by taste, extra salt to balance pepper and salt from seasoning.
  • (Optional) Lemon juice.

Method


Add water to a skillet to cover the bottom, put on high heat, add onions, parsley, mix. Add oil, mix. While the skillet heats, unwrap fillets and rinse them with cold water. Do not unfreeze.

When the mixture on the skillet starts to boil, put fillets on, reduce the heat to medium or low-medium. Cover. Simmer for four minutes. Turn fillets, keep covered. Simmer for four minutes more. Turn again. Simmer covered for four minutes again. Check if the fillets are ready; they should be. Serve immediately.

Don’t let the water evaporate completely in the process, when it’s done there should be a little broth at the bottom.

Variant: If you think that salmon tastes too oily, sprinkle with lemon juice in the beginning and when turning it over.

“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

Beets with plums – Appetizer

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 09/24/2005 - 00:59.
Ingredients for 4:

½ lb boiled and peeled beets
¼ lb dried pitted black plums
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp sour cream
Salt, sugar, lemon juice on taste

Method:

Soak plums for 1 hour.
Grate beets.
Cut plums into small pieces.
Mix beets and plums in a medium dish, add lemon juice and salt to the dish, mix.
Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar; pour in the dish with beets and plums.
Mix very well and serve.

Tomato salad

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

4-ingredients chicken salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 09/17/2005 - 09:15.
Ingredients for 2:

1 chicken breast without skin and bones
1 1/4 lb ready champignons (not salted, not pickled)
1 cup walnuts
Salt and mayonnaise on taste

Method:

Boil chicken breast until ready. Cool, then tear by hands (do not cut!) into thin stripes, and add to a dish.
Dry and slice champignons, and add them into the dish.
Add medium walnut pieces to the dish.
Add salt and mayonnaise (or a mix of mayonnaise and sour cream, 1:1), and mix well.

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.

Double Starlet Uha - Soup

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 09/10/2005 - 10:29.
The most popular kind of fish soup in Russia is called “Uha”, and there are a large number of uha recipes; it depends on what the region is, which types of fish are in the rivers and lakes, which greens are traditional for the place, and many small cooking details. Other kinds of fish soups are: “kalia”, “rassolnik”, “fish solanka”, “borzch with fish”, and “schi with fish”.
Before 18th century, people called “uha” many soups with grains, vegetables, noodles, and fish.
The most simple “uha” is an analog of the French and Spanish bisque. The difference is that commonly, people in Russia did not eat most of “frutti di Mare”, so uha could contain just fish, probably, some kinds of fish.
Ordinary uha is uha from one type of fish from one catch, of any size.
I will give you a recipe of the double uha, a more “noble” dish. By the way, triple uha was popular in Moscow in 19th century (uha from 3 types of fish.)

Double Starlet Uha - Soup

Ingredients for 8:

4 lb large starlet, preferably whole fish
2 lb whitefish, preferably whole fish
1 large shallot onion
1 large carrot
3 tbsp butter
1 parsley root
20 black peppers
Bunch of greens (dill and parsley)

Method:

Prepare fish: peel fish, remove the guts, gills (they give a bitter taste), and clean up the inner black film. Then wash, cut off fins and heads, and cut into large pieces.
Put cut fish into the boiling water for a few seconds, pull out the fish pieces, or pour out the boiling water, and pour cold water on.

Pour 3/4 gallon of water into a large pan, and bring it to boil.
Cut peeled onion and carrot into 4 parts, cut peeled parsley root into 2 parts. Take 1 part of carrot and grate it. Fry it with butter for 5 minutes.
Put onion, carrot, parsley root in the boiling water, then put black pepper, fish heads and fins in, and boil for about 10 minutes, removing the foam regularly.
Add fried carrot and boil for 5 minutes.
Then, filter the broth in another pan and bring to boil.
Put the broth fish cuts, reduce heating to low, and boil for about 10-12 minutes.
Add greens and serve.