Soups

Onion Soup a la Rus

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 07:06.

Ingredients:

20 medium onion
2 oz (50-60 g) vegetable oil
4 carrot
1 lb shredded cabbage
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp vinegar
Salt and spices on your taste

Method:

Chop onions, stir-fry until a transparency with a vegetable oil in a large sauce-pan.

Pour 1/2 G (2 L) boiling water into the sauce-pan, and heat with a low heating.

Peel and shred cabbage and carrots.

Put the carrots and cabbage into skillet, add spices on your taste, and boil until a readiness.

Stir-in a flour, a vinegar, and a sugar into a soup, turn the heating off.

Let to stay under a lid for 1-2 minutes, and serve.

Note:

You may substitute shredded cabbage with a chopped sauerkraut, or take both in 1:1 proportion.

Buckwheat Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 13:14.

Ingredients:

1.5 lb (600 - 700 g) chicken wings
2 - 3 medium potato
1/4 cup buckwheat grain
1/2 lb (200 - 250 g) champignones
1 carrot
1 onion
2 - 3 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
Dill greens, salt, and ground black pepper on your taste
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Pour 1/2 G (2 - 2.5 L) water into a sauce-pan, bring to boil, and put the washed chicken wings into the boiling water.

Peel the vegetables, wash, and cut the potatoes into medium cubes, and the onions and carrots into julienne cuts.

Cut the washed mushrooms into slices.

Remove a foam from the broth surface, put potatoes and buckwheat grains into the sauce-pan.

Set a heating to low after broth boiling.

Meanwhile, pre-heat the oil in a skillet, and stir-fry the mushrooms , carrots, and onions for about 3 - 5 minutes.

Put stir-fried mushrooms and vegetables into the sauce-pan, add the salt, pepper, pressed garlic, and bay leaves, stir, and let to boil for about 10 minutes under a lid.

Remove bay leaves, sprinkle a soup with the dill greens, and serve.

Soup-Puree with Baked Vegetables

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 17:47.

Ingredients:

2 young eggplants, or about 0.5 lb, or 230 g
3 young zukkini, or about 0.5 lb, or 230 g
1 large carrot
1 large onion
1 large sweet red pepper
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
1.5 lb (700 ml) water, or vegetable broth
Salt, ground black pepper, and other spices on your taste
Sour cream (optional)

Method:

Peel the vegetables.

Cut the eggplands and zukkinis into 1-inch-side cubes.

Cut the carrots into thin rounds.

Cut the onion into 16 parts.

Pre-heat an oven to 200-220 C (400-420 F).

Put all vegetables on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with the vegetable oil.

Place the sheet in the oven, and bake for about 30-40 minutes.

Take sheet out. Put the sweet pepper on the board, and cover with a soup bowl for about 10 minutes.

Then, you can easy peel it, and remove it's seeds and stalk.

Put all vegetables in a blender, add 1 cup the broth or water, and blend well, or make a puree.

Add the rest of broth, blend, and try.

Add the salt, pepper, and other spices on your taste.

Pour everything from the blender into the sauce-pan, and bring to boil.

Boil with a very low heating for about 5 minutes.

Serve hot, with (optionally) 1 tbsp of a sour cream per a portion.

Botvinia

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:20.

Ingredients:

1/3 lb young beet stalks
1/4 lb spinash
1/4 lb sorrel
1/4 lb horseradish root
3 hardboiled eggs
4 medium cucumbers
1/4 lb (~100 g) chopped green onions
1 lemon
Salt, sugar, ground black pepper on your taste
1 lb (0.5 L) bread kvass
1 lb (0.5 L) apple kvass
1.5 lb fresh fish

Method:

Wash and dry out the fish, cut into large pieces.

Boil 1 L (1/4 G) salted water, put fish into the sauce-pan, and boil until it is almost ready, for 10 — 15 minutes.

Sift the broth into another sauce-pan, cool the fish.

Wash the sorrel, spinash, and beets stalks, and boil in the broth until readiness.

Sift the broth back into the first sauce-pan, cool the greens, and make a puree from them.

Put the green puree into a large bowl.

Peel and grate the cucumbers, horseradish, and eggs.

Stir with the chopped green onions.

Put one third of the mix into a small bowl, and two third of mix into the large bowl.

Pour the bread kvass and the apple kvass into large bowl, sprinkle with the salt, sugar, and pepper,and stir carefully.

Cut the fish into very thin slices, put them on a flat plate.

To serve, put some pieces of fish into an every soup bowl, pour the kvass mix, and add the cucumber-horseradish-egg mix on your taste.

Beet Soup with Five Spices

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 21:16.

Ingredients:

4 medium beets
3 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium red onion
1 stalk celery with leaves
1 small piece fresh ginger
1/4 tsp Five Spices
Sour cream on taste

Method:

Wash the beets thoroughly, cut the ends, and cut every beet onto 6 wedges.

Put them into a sauce-pan, pour 2 cups vegetable broth, and boil under a lid until readiness.

Note: Or microwave beets with 2 cups broth until readiness, for about 15 minutes.

Chop the onions and celery, grate the ginger.

Pre-heat a deep skillet with the vegetable oil, add celery and onions, and stir-fry until vegetable's softness.

Place beets into the skillet, pour the broth, and simmer for about 4 minutes.

Add the ginger and Five Spices, stir well.

Pout into a blender, and blend until an almost puree consistency.

Then, pour back into the skillet, heat, add the salt, pepper, and more Five Spices, if necessary.

Salmon Solyanka Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 21:05.

Ingredients:

1-1.5 lb (450 — 700 g) salmon head, bones, and cuts
2 medium potatoes
1 can (250 g, 7 oz) black olives
3 tbsp tomato paste
4 medium brined cucumbers
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion
Greens, salt, and peppers on your taste

Method:

Wash the fish, remove fins, put into a sauce-pan, pout 1 L (1/4 G) water, and bring to boil.

Sprinkle with the salt.

Remove a foam some times.

Drain fish (keep the broth!)

Take all fish meat, and throw out the head, skin, and bones.

Peel the cucumbers and potatoes, cut into thin short strips.

Pour the broth back into the sauce-pan, bring to boil.

Put potatoes and cucumbers into broth, boil with a low heating until potato's readiness.

Meanwhile, peel the onions, and slice into thin rounds.

Pre-heat a skillet, pour the vegetable oil, heat for 1 minute, put onions into the skillet, and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

Pour the tomato paste over onions, stir well, and simmer with low heating for about 4 — 5 minutes stirring.

Put everything from the skillet into the sauce-pan.

Put the olives, chopped greens, salt, and pepper into sauce-pan.

Stir well, and boil with low heating for about 40 minutes.

Serve hot.

Sturgeon Heads Schi

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 19:09.

Ingredients:

1-1.5 lb(450-600 g) sturgeon heads
1 lb shredded cabbage, or 2 cups sea cabbage
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1 medium parsley root, peeled and shredded
2 medium onions, peeled and shredded
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp butter
Greens, salt, spices, and sour cream on your taste

Method:

Cut the sturgeon heads, wash, put into a large sauce-pan, add 2 L (½ G) water, and bring to boil.

Boil for 1 hour, then take out the meat, and boil bones and cartilages for 1 more hour.

Sift the broth into another sauce-pan.

Stir-fry the onions, carrots, and cabbage with the butter until a readiness.

Pге fried vegetables into the broth, bring to boil, and boil for about 20 minutes.

Add the salt and spices after 10 minutes of boiling.

To serve, put the chopped greens, 2-3 tbsp fish meat and sliced cartilages (viziga), and 1 tbsp sour cream into every soup bowl, then pour the schi.

Ucha with Eel

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 21:21.

Ingredients:

3 lb (1.5 kg) eel
4 medium onions
3 small parsley roots, peeled and ground
10 peppercorns
5 bay leaves
Salt on taste

Method:

Remove the skin and innards, wash and dry out.

Rub inner part with the salt.

Cut into thick steaks.

Pour 1 L (1/4 G) water into a sauce-pan, bring to boil.

Put the peeled onions, ground parsley roots, and pepper in a boiling water.

Boil until onion totally ready, with a medium heating.

Put the eel's steaks, pepper, salt, and bay leaves into the sauce-pan.

Boil for about 45 minutes with the small heating.

Then, place eel into another sauce-pan.

Strain the broth into a bowl.

Add 1 cup the broth into sauce-pan with eel, put the chopped parsley, green onions, and dill into sauce-pan.

Boil with low heating for about 15-20 minutes.

Pour the strained broth into sauce-pan with eel, and stir.

Serve with a rye bread.

Fish-Sorrel-Spinach Schi

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 14:55.

Ingredients:

1 lb sturgeon, or 2 sturgeon steaks
2 tbsp dried parsley root and celery root
1 lb freshly catch small fish
3 green onion stalks
3 dill stalks
3 parsley stalks
3-5 bay leaves
0.5 lb sorrel leaves
0.5 lb fresh spinash
3 hard-boiled eggs
Salt and pepper on your taste
1 gallon water

Method:

Bring the water to boil in a large sauce-pan, put the small fish, ground white roots, bay leaves, greens, salt, and pepper into the sauce-pan.

Boil for about 30 minutes.

Strain the broth through a collander, covered with a gauze piece, into an other sauce-pan.

Bring the cleared broth to boil, and put sturgeon steaks into broth.

Boil for about 20 minutes.

Remove a foam if necessary, remove a fish skin and bones.

Cut or tear sorrel and spinash leaves.

Put them into sauce-pan, and boil for about 2-3 minutes.

Soup is ready.

Serve with hard-boiled egg halves.

Note: This recipe is from Tolstoy's family cookbook.

Double Uha

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 21:06.

Ingredients:

1 lb (450 g) small fish
½ lb (~230 g) zander
½ lb (~230 g) burbot
6-7 small potatoes, preferably young potatoes
3 small onions
1 parsley root
10 peppercorns
Dill and parsley greens, bay leaves, and salt on your taste
¼ G (1 L) water

Method:

Place the small fishes into a gauze bag, tie a tight.

Put the bag in a medium sauce-pan, pour a cold water into sauce-pan, and place on a medium heating.

When the water boils, remove a foam from a surface, turn the heating to small, add the ground parsley root, 1 chopped onion, salt, peppercorns, and bay leaves.

Boil for about 1 hour.

After that, remove the gauze bag with small fishes from the sauce-pan.

Meanwhile, peel and chop the onions, peel the potatoes, and cut into medium pieces, chop the parsley greens.

Put into the sauce-pan, and boil until a potatoe's readiness.

Put the zander and burbot portion pieces into the sauce-pan.

Boil for about 15 minutes more.

Chop the greens.

To serve, pour the uha into portion bowls, put the fish pieces into every bowl, sprinkle with the chopped greens.

Note: You can take out the boiled small fishes, or use them in another dishes.