Miscellaneous

Preserve from rose petals

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:14.

Ingredients:

16.5 oz (500 g) rose petals
43 oz (1.2 – 1.3 Kg) sugar
2 lemon
8 fl oz (200 mL) water

Method:

Cut-off white parts of petals.

Put the petals into a colander, and pour a boiling water on top, to wash all petals.

Then, put the colander into an icy cold water, to cover all petals.

Repeat boiling water and icy cold water 3 times, and let to drip water (press if necessary).

Press a juice from lemons, and stir it with 7 oz (200 g) sugar.

Put petals into a glass (or enameled) sauce-pan, and stir with the lemon juice with sugar.

Cover with a lid, and let to sit for about 6 hours in a room temperature.

In an other glass, or enameled, sauce-pan, boil a syrup:

Stir a leftover of the sugar with 8 fl oz water, and bring to boil.

Remove a foam if necessary.

Put petals with juice into the syrup, stir well, and boil for about 15 minutes over a low heating.

A preserve is ready, when all petals go down.

Pour the preserve into cans, and cover tightly.

Mushroom Pate with Buckwheat

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:48.

Ingredients:

3.5 oz (100 g) dry buckwheat
1 large onion
1 medium carrot
7 oz (200 g) fresh mushrooms
2 tbsp (1 oz, 32 g) vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
¼ cup (1 oz) ground walnut
Pepper on your taste

Method:

Boil a buckwheat with 1/3 tsp a salt, until a water is totally evaporates.

Peel and grate vegetables.

Slice mushrooms into thin slices.

Stir-fry the vegetables for about 5-7 minutes with 2/3 tbsp a vegetable oil, then add the mushrooms, the reminding salt, a paprika, and a pepper.

Stir-fry until mushrooms and vegetables are ready, but not dry.

Do not overcook!

Let to chill to warm.

Grate the buckwheat, vegetables, nuts, and mushrooms together in a grinder.

Note:

A pate may be more crunchy, or more creamy, depends on grinding time.

To make a taste more full, place it in a refrigerator for 2 hours, or more.

Serve with a rye bread.

Yogurt's Spread

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 04/02/2017 - 09:47.

Ingredients:

1 lb plain natural yogurt
1-2 gherkin
1 pinch salt
1 tsp mix of ground peppers (black, white, pink, and other ones)
1-2 tsp vegetable oil

Method:

Take a piece of a cheese cloth fabric, fold it twice, and cover a small colander with the fabric.

Stir a yogurt and a salt, and put into the colander.

Insert colander into a cup, or into a small sauce-pan, cover with a paper, and place in a fridge for 3 days.

Grate gherkins, and let to drip.

Grate peppers.

Stir all ingredients well.

A spread is ready.

Note:

You may to make it with another fillings (chopped sweet peppers, fresh or dried greens, ground asparagus, etc.).

Vegetable balls

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 03:38.

Ingredients:

11.7 oz (250 g) cooked beans
2 oz (70 g) cooked corn
½ red sweet pepper without seeds and stalk
1 large onion
3.5 oz (100 g) shredded cabbage
4 garlic clove
1 cup cooked brown rice
½ sunflower seeds, peeled
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano (dushitsa)
1 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper on your taste

Method:

Peel all vegetables, and chop them thinly, separately.

Stir-fry onions and garlics for about 3-4 minutes in a skillet, then add a cabbage, a corn, and a sweet pepper, stir well, and simmer until the vegetables are ready.

Grate sunflower seeds.

Add the sunflower seeds, a half of a corn, and spices into the skillet.

Stir, let to warm, and blend a mix from skillet in a blender thoroughly.

Add a rice and a second half of the corn into the mix, and stir.

Pre-heat an oven to 370 F (180 C).

Cover a baking sheet with a foil.

Shape 1”-diameter balls from the mix, put on the sheet, and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the balls turn crunchy.

Serve hot.

Turnip with Honey and Nuts

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 06:00.

Ingredients:

1.5 lb (700-800 g) turnip
1.5 oz (50 g) butter, or margarine
1/3 lb (130-150 g) honey
3-4 tbsp ground walnuts

Method:

Peel turnips, cut into medium cubes, and simmer with 2 tbsp a water under a lid, on a low heating.

Simmer while the turnip turns almost soft, then add a honey, and stir well.

Simmer for about 10 minutes more, or until a readiness.

Sprinkle with walnuts when serve.

Pea Pudding

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 12:39.

Ingredients:

1 cup any dry pea
2 cup water
1 onion
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt on your taste

Method:

Wash peas some times, and put into a sauce-pan.

Pour a water on top, and let to sit for 4-5 hours (or overnight) in a cold place.

Boil peas for about 2 hours on a low heating under a lid.

Blend to an even condition, add a salt, and blend for 1 more minute.

Pour a pudding into cups and let to chill in a fridge overnight.

Peel an onion, chop, and stir-fry with a vegetable oil.

Shake the pudding off the cups, and sprinkle with the hot fried onion.

Serve immediately.

Note:

You can make a pudding from oats, or from many other grains.

Beans a la Korea

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 19:38.

Ingredients:

14 oz (400 g ) cooked beans
1 medium onion
2 medium carrot
2 garlic clove
1.5 tsp spices for Korean salads
1 tbsp vinegar
1 oz (30 ml ) vegetable oil,
1/2 tsp salt

Method:

Shred carrots into thin narrow strips using a special grater.

Add the half rings of sliced onions, squeezed through a press garlics, spices for Korean carrot, a salt, a vinegar, and stir well.

Heat oil n a frying pan until a light haze.

Then, pour the oil over the chopped vegetables.

Add the rinsed beans, all mix well, cover with a lid and put in a fridge for 30-40 minutes to infuse.

Note:

Salad will taste better if you let it sit for a day in the fridge.
Spices for Korean salads are selling in many Russian stores all over the world.

Potato Balls with Beans

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 20:02.

Ingredients:

4 medium potato
1 large carrot
2 large garlic clove
½ cup dry beans, or 1 cup cooked beans
½ cup flour
½ cup bread crumbs
1 egg
2-3 cup vegetable oil
Spices on your taste

Method:

Put a carrot and potatoes in a hot water, and bring to boil.

Boil until a readiness, then pour with a cold water, and peel them.

Boil beans until readiness if necessary, or just boil cooked beans for about 2 minutes.

Dry out the beans and vegetables.

Grate the vegetables on a medium grater.

Press a garlic.

Blend beans into small crumbles.

Stir vegetables, garlic, and beans together.

Add an egg, 1 tbsp a flour, and 1 tbsp bread crumbs, and stir well.

Stir the flour and the bread crumbs leftovers together.

Pre-heat an oil in a small pan.

Shape balls from vegetable-bean mixture, their size should be like a walnut.

Roll the every ball in the flour-bread crumbs mixture, and fry balls in the oil for about 3 minutes.

Then, put them on a plate covered by paper towels, let to sit for 2-3 minutes, and serve with a sour cream, or with a yogurt.

Home-Made Hard Cheese

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 21:24.

Ingredients:

4.5 G (18 L) fresh milk
1 can (7 9z) plain yogurt
5.2 oz (150 g) fresh butter
2 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Method:

In a large enameled or glass sauce-pan, stir 4 G (16 L) milk and a yogurt.

Let to sit 2 days in a warm place.

After that, let it to drip in a colander, covered by a clean fabric.

Put a received tvorog back in the sauce-pan.

Put eggs, a butter, a salt, and a baking soda into the sauce-pan, and stir well with the tvorog.

Bring a mix over a very low heating to 160 F (70 C), and keep this temperature for about 30-60 minutes.

Then, rub any proper dish with the butter, and put the mix into the dish evenly.

Place dish in a cold place, but not in a freezer, for about 5 days.

After that, roll a cheese in a piece of clean fabric (or, in a piece of a parchment), and keep in the cold place for about 10-15 days.

Then, the cheese is ready.

Note:

You may keep cheese after that in a 20% salt brine.

Omelette Roll with Tuna and vegetables

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 15:08.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) cooked (or canned) tuna
3 fresh egg
1.5 oz (about 50 g) carrot, thinly chopped
1.5 oz (about 50 g) zucchini, thinly chopped
1 medium onion, thinly chopped
3 spring onion stalks, thinly chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Method:

Separate egg whites and egg yolks.

Put the egg whites in a deep bowl, and put chopped vegetables, a tuna, and spices into the same bowl.

Blend together.

Add 2 tbsp a water to the egg yolks, and blend slightly.

Pre-heat a vegetable oil in a skillet, and pour ½ of egg whites-vegetables mixture into the skillet.

When the egg whites start to turn white, roll into a roll in skillet (close to a side).

Pour a second half of the egg whites-vegetables mixture into the skillet.

When egg whites start to turn white, roll into a roll in skillet (starting from the previous roll).

Place a “double” roll on a plate, and pour a water-egg yolks mixture into the skillet.

When egg yolks are almost ready, place the double roll onto skillet, and roll.

Place roll on plate, and slice into portions.