Salads

Carrot – Apple Salad with Nuts and Raisins

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 01/21/2006 - 10:29.
Ingredients:

4 medium carrots
4 medium-size apples
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp crushed nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, etc.)
3 tbsp raisins
Lemon juice on taste
Salt on taste

Method:
Soak raisins in hot water for 1 hour.
Peel and grate carrots, add lemon juice, honey, nuts, mix well, and set aside for 15 minutes.
Peel and cut (or grate) apples, sprinkle with lemon juice, add raisins.
Mix everything together, and serve immediately.

Radish Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/21/2006 - 10:20.
Ingredients:

1 radish (or cut ¾ lb – 1 lb)
Honey on taste
Sour cream on taste

Method:

Grate radish.
Mix well with honey and sour cream.
Serve.

Note:

This salad is one of the best anti-flu remedies in Russian cuisine.
Traditionally, Russians use black "margelan" radishes.
But daikon (Japanese radish) is good too.

Cabbage-Egg Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 01/14/2006 - 10:02.
Ingredients for 2:

1/2 lb cabbage
1-2 hard-boiled eggs
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt on taste

Method:

Slice cabbage very thinly (like "angel hairs").
Put it in a deep enameled or glass dish, add a pinch of salt, and wrinkle up by hands, until the cabbage gives off a juice.
Set aside.
Peel and grate eggs, add them to the cabbage.
Pour salad with oil, mix well, and serve immediately.

Smoked Fish - Potato Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/24/2005 - 09:45.
Ingredients for 4:

4 medium potatoes
½ lb any smoked fish fillet
1 medium shallot onion
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Boil potatoes until ready. Cool, peel, and cut into medium or small cubes.
Cut fish into small pieces.
Peel and slice onion into very thin half-rings.
Mix potatoes, fish, and onions. Add salt, pepper, and oil, and mix well.
Note: You can keep this salad in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Winter salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 12/03/2005 - 21:57.
Ingredients for 4:

¼ lb herring fillet
1 large potato
2 eggs
1 shallot onion
2 cucumbers
1 sweet red pepper
¼ lb canned sweet peas
2 medium carrots
Mayonnaise or mayonnaise mixed with sour cream
Cut dill, green onions – for decoration

Method:

Boil potato, carrots, and eggs separately, until ready.
Cool and peel them.
Cut herring fillet onto small cuts.
Grate eggs, cut potato, cucumbers, and carrots into small cubes.
Clean pepper (remove stem, seeds), cut into cubes.
Peel shallot onion, then cut into thin half-rings.
Cut green onions.
Mix all ingredients, except dill and green onions.
Add mayonnaise, and mix well one more time.
Put it in salad-dish, and decorate with greens.

Deli salad with crabmeat or crabmeat imitation

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 12/03/2005 - 09:59.
Ingredients for 3:

¼ lb crabmeat (or crabmeat imitation)
¼ lb celery stalks
3 hard-boiled quail eggs
1 medium shallot onion
For sauce:
1 orange
1 lemon
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Cut crabmeat into ½ inch strips, and put them in one layer on the salad dish bottom.
Cut celery stalks into thin rings.
Pour them over the crabmeat.
Slice eggs into thin circles, and put them over the celery.
Peel onion, slice it into thin rings, and pour them over the egg circles.
Squeeze orange juice, then press lemon juice, then mix oil and juices together.
Blend them.
Pour the mix over the salad, let sit 1-2 hours in a refrigerator.

Note:

You can decorate it with any green salad, and substitute imitation crabmeat for crabmeat, and chicken eggs for quail ones. Also, you can add salt and pepper.

"Russian Forest" Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 11/26/2005 - 00:19.
Ingredients for 4:

½ lb cold boiled veal or beef, or beef tongue
1/2 lb boiled champignons
2 medium picled cucumbers
Green salad
1 carrot
2 potatoes
Mayonnaise, salt, pepper, other species on taste.

Method:

Cut meat into short strips, boiled champignons into small cuts.
Boil potato and carrots separately, cool.
Peel and cut into small cubes, cut cucumbers into very small cubes.
Mix meat, champignons, potato, carrots, and cucumbers, add salt and pepper, mix very well.
Add mayonnaise, and mix well one more time.
Put salad in serving dish.
Slice green salad into thin slices, and pour over salad.
Note:
You can decorate the salad with boiled or fried mushrooms.

Other “Southern” Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 10/29/2005 - 21:21.
Ingredients:

1/2 lb sweet red pepper
1/2 lb tomatoes
1/3 lb onions
1/3 lb cucumbers
1/3 lb breadcrumbs
1/3 lb yogurt or sour cream
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Cut off pepper seeds.
Cut pepper into long thin stripes.
Cut tomatoes and cucumbers into medium-size pieces.
Cut onions into small cubes.
Cook breadcrumbs on a skillet until a nice aroma arises.
Mix vegetables and breadcrumbs, add salt (and, optionally, black pepper).

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.

“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: