Appetizers

"Winter Onion" Appetizer

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 10/06/2018 - 21:45.

Ingredients:

1 lb pearl red onion
2 oz (60 g) beetroot
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
7-10 peppercorn
2 tbsp apple vinegar

Method:

Peel onions and beets.

Shred the beets on a large grater.

Make a brine: pour 1 cup a water into a medium sauce-pan, add a salt, a sugar, and peppercorns, and bring to boil.

Put the beets into the water, and bring to boil one more time.

After that, put the onions, and boil all together for 5 minutes.

Put into a glass can, pour a vinegar on top, cover the can with a lid, and shake.

Keep in a refrigerator.

Cucumber's Ice Cream

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:05.

Ingredients:

18 oz (600 g) young cucumber
8.7 oz (250 g) soft fat cheese
1 small lemon, juice
3 stalk thyme
Salt and ground black pepper on your taste
For serving:
1-2 small cucumber
1-2 radish

Method:

Peel cucumbers, chop into small pieces, and place in a freezer for 2 hour.

After that, blend the chopped cucumbers, a chilled soft cheese, a lemon juice, a salt, and a pepper together.

Whip until you get an even consistency, and put into a pastry bag.

Press portions of this mixture into small glasses, decorate with thyme leaves, and sprinkle with a ground pepper.

To serve, slice a radish and a small cucumber thinly.

Place the glass with the ice cream on a middle of serving plate, and put the radish and cucumber slices around glass.

Appetizer with Quail Eggs

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 08/25/2018 - 18:48.

Ingredients:

10 quail egg
0.25 lb lightly salted steelhead (or other red fish fillet)
1 bunch spring onion
1 lemon
5 green olive

Method:

Boil eggs for 2 minutes in a salt water, then put them in a cold water for 3 minutes, and peel.

Wash and drain spring onions, cut off their white parts, and place 2/3 of all onions on a serving dish.

Cut a steelhead at an angle into thin slices.

Wrap every slice into a cone shape, and place the egg inside this cone.

Cut a lemon into rings, and cut every ring into 6 pieces.

Cut every olive into rings.

Chop 1/3 green onions thinly.

Place 1 lemon piece and 1 olive ring into the cone with the egg, then sprinkle with thinly cut green onions on top.

Repeat until you run out of eggs.

Place all cones on a serving dish, and serve.

Note:

You may cover the dish with a plastic wrap, and keep it in a refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

Quick Chicken in Aspic

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:54.

Ingredients:

21 oz (600 g) chicken tights
1 carrot
½ can green olives
21 fl oz water
3.5 oz (100 g) canned corn
3 bay leaf
½ tsp salt
1/3 oz (10 g) gelatin
1 tbsp mustard

Method:

Wash chicken tights thoroughly, and put into a sauce-pan.

Add a carrot, bay leaves, a salt, and a water, and bring to boil.

Boil for about 1 hour over a low-to-medium heating, under a lid.

Remove a foam, when necessary.

After 1 hour, take the tights out, remove skins and bones, and chop meats thinly.

Take the carrot from the sauce-pan, cut into cubes, and stir with the chopped meat.
Slice olives.
Put the olives, and canned corns evenly In small baking dishes.

Put chicken meat with carrots on top.

Dissolve a gelatin in a almost boiling broth as an instruction requires.

Pour the broth with gelatin into the baking dishes, to cover meat.

Put all leftovers, but the bay leaves, in a wide glass dish, and pour broth with gelatin on top.

Cover dishes with lids (or just with plastic wraps), and place in a refrigerator.

Let to harden.

To serve, place small baking dishes in a hot water for a moment, and turn over a flat dish.

Decorate with a Russian-style mustard, and serve.

Tomato Appetizer for Meat Dishes

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 17:14.

Ingredients:

1 large onion
17.5 oz (500g) tomato

For brine:

3 garlic clove
1 tsp dried basil
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 hot red pepper
1 tsp honey
1.5 tsp salt

Method:

Wash tomatoes, and slice into rounds.

Peel onions, and slice into half-rounds.

Put the tomato and the onion layers in a large can.

Grate peeled garlic cloves.

Stir all brine's ingredients, and pour over tomatoes and onions.

Note:

Don't worry if the brine does not cover vegetables, when tomatoes give a juice, it will be much more.

Cover the can with a lid, and place in a refrigerator for 2 days, then an appetizer is ready.

Note:

It can be a part of a garnish to all meat dishes.

Appetizer with Mushrooms and Beans

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:52.

Ingredients:

3.5 oz (100 g) salted, or brined mushroom
3.5 oz (100 g) boiled bean
3.5 oz (100 g) tomato
1.7 oz (50 g) onion
½ stalk of celery
3 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp mustard
½ tsp vinegar

Method:

Slice mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and celery thinly.

Stir-fry the onions with 1.5 tbsp a vegetable oil, and let to chill.

To get a dressing, whip 1.5 tbsp the vegetable oil, a mustard, and a vinegar together.

Stir the mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, celery, and beans together, and put into a salad bowl.

Pour the dressing on top, and serve.

Carrot a la Korea – 2

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:37.

Ingredients:

2 lb (900 g) young carrot
1 head garlic
3 tbsp sugar
1 fl oz (28 g) vinegar
3.5 fl oz (100 mL) water
3.5 fl oz (100 mL) vegetable oil
½ tsp each: black pepper, coriander, dill seeds, caraway seeds
2-3 tbsp salt

Method:

Wash carrots, peel, and shred into thin long strips.

Stir the carrot with a salt and a sugar thoroughly in a deep enameled bowl, and set aside.

Peel a garlic, and press all garlic cloves.

Put the garlic into a cup, and pour a 9% vinegar into the cup.

Stir well.

Put all spices into a dry skillet, and heat it to dry the spices out.

Stir permanently.

Let spices to chill, and grate coarsely.

Pout a vegetable oil into dry clean skillet, pour spices into the oil.

Heat the skillet until first bubbles.

(Do not overheat!)

Stir carrot one more time, it should give a juice at that time.

Pout vinegar-garlic mixture into carrot, and stir thoroughly.

Pour the hot oil with spices into carrot, and stir thoroughly.

Put carrots into cans, pour juices on top, and roll lids.

Place the cans into a refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

After that carrot a la Korea is ready.

Fish Balls-2

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 06:36.

Ingredients:

1 can (8.7 oz, or 259 g) red fish in oil
1 medium potato, boiled
1 medium carrot, boiled
2 hard-boiled egg
3.5 oz (100 g) ground fat cheese
1 spring onion stalk
5 tbsp white sesame seeds
2 tbsp fat sour cream
1 tbsp soy sauce

Method:

Peel eggs and vegetables.

Wash green onions, and chop thinly (just green parts).

Take a fish from can, let to drip, and press, using a fork, into very small parts.

Peel eggs, and grate on a small grater.

Peel the vegetables, and grate on a large grater.

Stir all ingredients, except sesame seeds.

Stir-fry the sesame seeds, and place them on a board.

Shape balls from a fish-vegetables mixture, roll in the sesame seeds, and put on a flat dish.

Serve as an appetizer.

Salmon and Beet Appetizer

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 19:43.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) lightly salted salmon
1 medium beet, boiled
3.5 oz (100 g) thinly ground cheese
3.5 oz (100 g) sour cream
2 medium gherkin
1 medium red onion, sliced
Salt on your taste
Fresh parsley for decoration

Method:

Grate a boiled beet on a large grater.

Chop gherkins.

Slice a salmon thinly.

Stir the beet, gherkins, a ground cheese, a salt, and a sour cream together.

Place a mix in a serving bowl.

Place salmon slices on top, cover with the onion rounds, and decorate with a parsley.

Serve immediately.

Quick-Brined Mushrooms

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 15:40.

Ingredients:

18 oz (500 g) mushrooms
4.2 oz (120 mL) vegetable oil
3 garlic clove
10 black peppercorn
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 bay leaf
2.1 oz (60 mL) 6% vinegar

Method:

Wash mushrooms, cut into pieces if they are large.

Make a brine (no water!):

In a sauce-pan, stir a vinegar, a vegetable oil, a sugar, a salt, bay leaves, and a pepper together.

Put the mushrooms into the sauce-pan.

Press a garlic, and put into sauce-pan.

Bring to boil over a low heating, and boil for 5 minutes.

Put mushrooms into a glass can (or cans), and pour the brine on top.

Cover the cans with lids, and let to chill.

Place cans into a refrigerator (or, just in a cold place) for about 4 hours, and mushrooms are ready to eat.