Miscellaneous

Mushroom Butter

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/30/2018 - 18:48.

Ingredients for 4:

5.2 oz (150 g) fresh mushrooms
1/2 oz (15 g) dried porcini
3.5 oz (100 g) warm butter
1 medium onion
2 garlic clove
1 stalk thyme
1 tbsp brandy
Lemon juice, chopped greens, salt, and ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Grate dried mushrooms, and put into a small sauce-pan.

Pour a warm water on top, just to cover mushrooms, and let to sit for 20 minutes.

Melt 1 tbsp a butter in a sauce-pan.

Chop fresh mushrooms, a garlic, greens, and an onion.

Stir-fry the onions with the butter for about 1 minute, or until onions turn soft.

Then, add the garlic, a thyme, and all mushrooms, and stir-fry for 5-8 minutes more.

Add a salt, a pepper, a lemon juice, and a brandy, and cook to evaporate an alcohol.

Turn a heating off, remove the thyme, add chopped greens, and stir well.

Let to chill, and whip with a warm butter.

Place into a butter dish, cover with a lid, and place a mushroom butter into a freezer.

Let to warm before serving.

Note:

This is a perfect add-on to a steak.

Quick Brined Mackerel

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/30/2018 - 18:09.

Ingredients:

35 oz (1 Kg) mackerel, without heads and innards
For brine:
1/4 G (1 L) water
4 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
5 bay leaf
5-6 black peppercorn
1 tbsp dry black tea
20-25 dried prune, or smoked one

Method:

Peel a mackerel, wash, and place into an enameled, or a glass dish.

Pour a water into a sauce-pan, add all brine ingredients, except a tea, and bring to a boiling.

Add the teas, and boil for about 2 minutes.

Cover the sauce-pan with a lid, and let to chill.

Pour a cold brine into the dish with the mackerel to cover mackerel.

Cover dish with a lid, and place into a freezer for 3-5 days.

After that, take a fish, wash, dry it out, and slice.

To serve, sprinkle mackerel slices with a vegetable oil and with a chopped spring onion.

Potato Pies with Various Fillings

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:53.

Ingredients:

For pies:

6 large potato
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp sour cream
1 small onion
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of ground black pepper

For meat fillings:

8 oz ground meat
1 small onion
Salt and pepper on your taste
2 tbsp water

Note:

For fish fillings use same ingredients but change meat to fish, and add some drops of a lemon juice.

For vegetable and mushroom fillings, use 16 oz of main ingredient (vegetables or mushrooms) for filling.

Method:

Grate the potatoes thinly.

Using a sieve, separate the potato juice from the starch, and set the juice aside.

Put the grated potatoes and the starch into a large bowl.

Grate the onion very thinly.

Combine all the pies' ingredients in the bowl.

Meanwhile, stir ingredients for a filling together and set aside.

Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over a medium heat.

Using 2 tablespoons, portion out four pancakes.

Shape 1-2 tbsp of the filling into a patty and place on top of the potato pancake.

Cover filling with potato pie mixture, and bake or cook under a lid until golden on both sides.

Serve hot with a sour cream.

Herring Butter – 3

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 04:55.

Ingredients:

1 large salted herring
6.3 oz (180 g) butter
3 spring onion stalk
5 dill stalk
1 tsp mustard

Method:

Peel a herring, remove skins, fins, and bones.

Chop the herring fillets into very small pieces.

Chop dills and onions.

Warm a butter to soft, and blend with a mustard, herring, and the chopped dills and onions.

Roll a herring butter into a plastic wrap tightly, and place into a refrigerator until using.

Note:

You may keep the butter in refrigerator for about 1 week.

To serve, slice into rounds, one or more per a portion.

Potato Pies with Fillings

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:54.

Ingredients:

For pies:

6 large potato
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp sour cream
1 small onion
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of ground black pepper

For meat fillings:

8 oz ground meat
1 small onion
Salt and pepper on your taste
2 tbsp water

Vegetable oil for frying

Note:

For fish fillings, use the same ingredients but change meat to fish, and add some drops of a lemon juice.

For vegetable and mushroom fillings, use 16 oz of main ingredient (vegetables or mushrooms) for filling.

Method:

Grate the potatoes thinly.

Using a sieve, separate the potato juice from the starch, and set the juice aside.

Put the ground potatoes and the starch into a large bowl.

Grate the onion very thinly.

Combine all the pies' ingredients in the bowl.

Meanwhile, stir ingredients for a filling together and set aside.

Pre-heat 1 tbsp a vegetable oil in a skillet, over a medium heat.

Using 2 tablespoons, portion out four potato pancakes.

Shape 1-2 tbsp of the filling into a patty and place on top of the potato pancake.

Cover filling with more potato pie mixture, and bake, or cook under a lid until golden on both sides.

Serve hot with a sour cream, 1-2 pies per a portion.

Sauteed Chicken Fillet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:45.

Ingredients:

2 chicken fillet, boneless and skinless, about 17.5 oz
Spices:

1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp Paprika
1/5 tbsp ground pepper
1 garlic clove, pressed
Red hot chili pepper – optionally

2 tbsp Ketchup
2 tsp lemon juice

Method:

Blend all spices, a ketchup, and a lemon juice together, to get a tenderizer.

Wash chicken fillets, and dry them out thoroughly.

Take 2 large pieces of a clear plastic wrap.

Rub fillets with the tenderizer, put every piece on the plastic wrap, and roll tightly from all sides to avoid a leaking.

Take a wide large sauce-pan, put a 4-folded piece of a fabric on its bottom, and put rolled chicken fillets on top.

Pour a boiling water into the sauce-pan, to cover fillets.

Bring the water to boil again on a large heating, then decrease the heating to medium-low, and boil fillets under a lid for about 20 minutes.

Note:

Fillets have not to float up. You can press them slightly to avoid that.

Turn heating off, and let fillets to chill in same water, under a lid.

After cooling, put fillet on a flat dish, press them, and set into a refrigerator for more than 3 hours.

To serve, poke the plastic, pour a juices off, then remove plastic, and slice fillets.

Note:

If you don't want use a ketchup, substitute it with a home-made sauce:
Boil diced tomatoes with a salt and a pepper until a consistency is thick, try, is you like more sour sauce, add a vinegar.

Note:

You may cook a turkey meat on a same recipe.
You may add a ground mustard to a set of spices.

Kokurki

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:13.

Ingredients:

11.5 oz (300 g) rye, or wheat flour
11.5 oz (300 g) sour cream, 35% fat
5 egg, hard-boiled and peeled
1 tsp salt

Method:

Knead a dough from a flour, a sour cream, and a salt.

Let the dough to sit in a warm place, knead one more time, and roll.

Divide dough into 5 equal parts.

Roll every egg into piece of dough, and pinch edges.

Pre-heat an oven to 350 F (175 C), and bake kokurki for about 45 minutes (for wheat flour, time is less).

Serve kokurki hot or cold.

Note:

Kokurki is a traditional road dish, popular in Russia for centuries.

Kutya

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:58.

Ingredients:

2 cup pearl grain
1 cup sugar
1.5 cup poppy seeds
1 cup raisins
1 cup ground nut
Honey on your taste

Method:

Rinse grains, and soak them overnight, then boil until a readiness.

Soak raisins in hot water for 15 minutes, then dry out.

Put poppy seeds into a small sauce-pan, and pour 2 cup a boiling water on top.

Boil over a low heating for 10 minutes, then chill, dry out, and grind the seeds 3 times..

Add a sugar and nuts to the seeds, and grind one more time all together.

Stir all ingredients together, and serve.

Carrot a la Korea – 2

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:07.

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.

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

Heat the skillet until first oil bubbles.
(Do not overheat!)

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

Pour 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, and after that carrot a la Korea is ready.

High Omelet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 07/23/2017 - 08:14.

Ingredients for 3:

6 egg
11.5 fl oz (300 mL) milk
Salt on your taste
1/2 tsp butter

Method:

In a deep bowl, stir eggs and a salt.

Add a milk, and whip slightly, until an even consistency.

Rub a high rectangle oven-safe dish with a butter.

Pour an egg's mixture into the dish, and bake on a pre-heated oven (390 F, 200 C) for about 35 minutes.

Note:

An omelet increases up to 1/3 in hight, but after taking out of the oven decreases slightly. And a little of liquid will be on a bottom of the dish.

This omelet is better to bake for many portions in one time, in one dish, and slice into portions.

Optionally, you may also add ground walnuts in the egg's mixture.