Appetizers

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.

Assorted Stuffed Eggs

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 16:14.

Ingredients:

12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

Variety of ingredients:

1. 1/3 cup ground cheese, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 3 pressed egg yolks, 1 tbsp mayonnaise – to mix

2. ½ lb (8 oz, 225 g) smoked or canned fish (chopped), 3 pressed egg yolks – to mix

3. ½ cup chopped onions (fried with 1 tbsp butter), ½ cup fried chopped mushrooms, 3 pressed egg yolks, 3 tsp sour cream – to mix

4. 1 cup canned green peas or beans (turn to puree), 3 egg yolks, spices on your taste – to mix

5. ½ lb (8 oz, 225 g) canned fish (chopped), 12 chopped green or black pitted olives – to mix

6. 1/3 cup thinly ground cheese, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 5 pressed walnuts, 1 tbsp mayonnaise – to mix

Method:

Cut the eggs into halves.

Use the egg yolks for stuffing mixes.

Stuff the egg whites halves with the mixes, decorate, chill, and serve.

Salted Mackerel - 5

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 10:08.

Ingredients:

1 large frozen mackerel
1.2 oz (30 g) salt, without jodine
2 large garlic clove (or 4 small clove)
2 large bay leaf, ground
Ground black or white pepper on your taste, at least 2 pinches per fillet

Method:

Take 2 mackerel fillets without skins.

Remove all bones.

Wash the fillets, and dry them out on paper towels.

Take a glass, or an enameled dish with a lid.

Sprinkle first fillet's skin side with ¼ part of a salt.

Put this fillet into the dish (skin down), and sprinkle with another ¼ of salt.

Sprinkle second fillet's meat side with ¼ part of salt.

Put this fillet into the dish (skin up) on top of the first fillet, and sprinkle with last ¼ of salt.

Cover the dish, and set in a room temperature for about 12-15 hours in a dark place.

Then, take out fillets, and wash them slightly, to remove the salt exceeds.

Dry out on paper towels.

Meanwhile, press a garlic, and stir with a pepper and a ground bay leaf.

Divide to 2 equal parts, and spread each fillet with a spice mixture on the meat's side.

Place fillets one to another one, meat to meat, and roll tightly in a piece of a plastic wrap.

Place in a freezer for 3-4 hours.

Then, remove the wrap, slice the fish across into equal-size pieces, and let to de-freeze slightly.

Serve as a cold appetizer, as a sandwich top, or as a main dish with a boiled potato.

Note: A ratio salt to fillet weight is 1:10. Change a quantity of the salt depending of fillets weight.

Preobrashensky's Appetizer

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:11.

Ingredients for 6:

6 pieces rye bread
1.5 lb (700 g) bones with bone marrow
1-2 tbsp butter
2-3 stalks spring onion
Salt and ground black pepper on your taste

Method:

Wash bones, put in a sauce pan, pour a boiling water to cover bones, and bring to boil on a low heating.

Boil for about 1 hour, until a marrow easily separates from the bones.

Cut out rounds from bread pieces, diameter 2” (4-5 cm).

Remove middles from the rounds, leaving a thin bottom on the each round.

Pre-heat a skillet with a butter, and fry bread rounds for about 2 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile, chop spring onions.

Fill each round with the boiled marrow, sprinkle with a salt, chopped onions, and a pepper.

Serve immediately.

Preserves “Mushroom Caviar”

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:46.

Ingredients:

4-4.5 lb (2Kg) boiled and drained mushrooms
3 large onion
3 large carrot
2 cup vegetable oil
10 black peppercorns
3 bay leaf
Salt on your taste
1 tbsp 9% vinegar

Method:

Grate mushrooms.

Peel onions and carrots, and chop thinly.

Pre-heat a vegetable oil in a deep sauce-pan.

Stir-fry the onions and carrots in the sauce-pan for about 3 minutes, then add the ground mushrooms, peppercorns, bay leaves, and salt, and stir well.

Simmer all together for about 2 hours, stirring, to avoid a burning.

Then, add a vinegar, stir well, and put a “mushroom caviar” in cans.

Roll the can's lids tightly, put cans bottom up, and let to chill.

Keep cans in a dark cold place.

Omelette Roll

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 00:09.

Ingredients:

11-12.5 oz (300-350 g) any pate
4 egg
2 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ red sweet pepper, chopped
Greens on your taste, chopped
Salt and pepper on your taste

Method:

Whip eggs and a mayonnaise, add a salt and a pepper, whip together.

Add a vegetable oil and a flour, and blend until a consistency is even.

Cover a baking sheet with a piece of a baking paper, and pour whipped mixture into it.

Sprinkle with a red pepper, and bake in a pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes (depends on the oven).

Note: Do not overcook!

Remove the paper, cover an omelette with a pate, sprinkle with chopped greens, and roll.

Turn it out with a plastic wrap, and set in a refrigerator for 2 hours.

To serve, slice into thin pieces across.