Main dishes

Creamy Dill Sauce Keta

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 18:41.


1 (2 pound, 900 g) keta fillet
1 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
1 tsp onion salt
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
6 slices lemon
1/4 cup (50 g) butter, cut into small chunks
1/3 cup (80 g) sour cream
1/3 cup (80 g) light mayonnaise
1/4 cup (50 g) dry white wine
1 tbsp capers
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tbsp caper brine
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp prepared horseradish
3/4 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic salt
Ground black pepper on your taste


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; grease the foil lightly.

Place keta fillet with skin side down on foil.

Season keta with lemon-pepper and onion salt; top with onion rings and lemon slices, dot with butter.

Fold foil around keta and seal tightly.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Unseal the foil and turn the oven's broiler on. Continue cooking the keta under the broiler until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 8 minutes.

While the keta bakes, stir sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine, capers, chopped onion, caper brine, lemon juice, horseradish, dill weed, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

Serve with keta.

Good over mashed potato, rice or noodles.

You can substitute keta with any other pink- or red-meat fish.

Artichokes Bechamel

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:19.


6 artichokes
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vinegar
1 cup flour
1 stick (50 g) butter
Salt on your taste

For White Sauce:

1 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
Ground cheese


Remove the leaves of artichokes.

Pour 1 L (1/4 G) a cold water into a wide sauce-pan, add the salt and vinegar, and put artichokes into water.

Cut a piece of butter a little larger than a pigeon egg (1.5" diameter), sprinkle the butter with a salt, and roll with a flour.

Bring to boil 1 L (1/4 G) water in another sauce-pan, put the floured butter into boiling water, and bring to boil again.

Put the artichokes in the boiling water, and when soft, remove, and fry in butter.

Cut the fried artichokes each into 8 pieces.

Meanwhile, cook a white sauce: stir all ingredients into a small sauce-pan, and bring to boil stirring to avoid burning.

Pour half of the sauce on a baking dish, add artichokes, pour the rest of sauce over them.

Sprinkle with a ground cheese, then sprinkle with the melted butter.

Bake in a pre-heated to 200 C (400 F) until cheese browns.

Serve hot.

Beef with Gooseberries and Nuts

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 15:04.


1.5 lb (700 g) beef
3.5 oz (100 g) ground nuts
3.5 oz (100 g) gooseberries, without ends
1 tbsp ground red pepper
1 medium onion
1 tbsp ground lemon peels


Wash and dry the meat, and cut into small pieces.

Peel the onions, slice into rounds.

Put the meat into a sauce-pan, add all other ingredients, and stir.

Cover the sauce-pan with a lid, and simmer for about 25 minutes with a medium-low heating.

Serve with a sour cream and boiled potatoes.


You may change this dish, adding a tomato paste, ground pickles, sour cream into the sauce-pan.

Beef Tongue a la Caucasus

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 17:35.


2 lb boiled and peeled beef tongue
3 medium onions
3/4 lb (300 g) cleaned, boiled mushrooms
1 cup ground walnuts
2 garlic cloves
1/2 lb (230 g) sour cream
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley greens
Salt on your taste


Cut the tongue into large cubes, and place into a sauce-pan.

Peel the onions, slice into rounds, and fry with the butter, until onion's color turns goldish.

Put the mushrooms and fried onions into the sauce-pan.

Press the nuts and garlic together, until nuts give a butter.

Stir this mix and the sour cream, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Pour the sour cream mix over the onions into the sauce-pan.

Stir slightly, and bake in a preheated to 450 F (220 C) oven for about 10-12 minutes.

Serve hot, sprinkled with the chopped parsley.

Buckwheat with Smoked Meat

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 15:04.


1/2 — 1 lb (230-450 g) smoked meat
1 cup dry buckwheat
2 cup water
1 large carrot
1 large onion
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and spices on your taste

Pan with thick bottom


Peel the carrot and onions, grate carrots, and chop onions.

Pour the vegetable oil into the pan, set a heating to low.

Put carrots and onions into the pan, stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

Bring water to boil.

Wash the grains, and dry.

Put the buckwheat into the pan, and pour the boiling water into the pan.

Cover pan with a lid, and heat for about 15 minutes.

Cut the meat into thin strips, and put into the pan.

Sprinkle with the salt and spices (parsley, pepper,...), and stir well.

Cook for about 5 — 10 minutes more.

Serve hot.


Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 14:59.


2 lb (900 g) beef, or lamb, or chicken fillets
1 cup (250 g) ghee (melted butter)
3 large salted cucumbers, or 3/4 lb, or 300 g by weight
5 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced
3 large onions
5 large potatoes
2 cup beef broth
Salt, ground pepper, chopped garlic and greens on your taste

deep pan with a thick bottom
large skillet


Wash a meat, then dry on paper towels.

Cut the meat into 1”-size cubes.

Pre-heat a skillet with 2 tbsp ghee, and stir-fry meat intil its colour turns light brown.

Place meat into a pan with a thick bottom, add 1 tbsp ghee, and heat with a very low heating.

Wash and dry the skillet.

Peel and dice tomatoes, or use the ready diced tomatoes.
Put them into the pan, stir well.

Bring a beef broth to boil, sprinkle with a salt and pepper, and pour into the pan.

Pre-heat the skillet with 2 tbsp ghee.
Peel the onions, and slice into thin rings.
Stir-fry onions until it turns transparent.
Put onions into the pan with meat, stir well.

Wash and dry the skillet.
Peel and wash potatoes.
Cut the potatoes into large cubes, and dry on paper towels.
Pre-heat skillet with 3 tbsp ghee, put potatoes into skillet, and stir-fry until light crust.
Put potatoes into the pan, stir well.

Wash and dry the skillet.
Pre-heat skillet with 3-5 tbsp ghee-water mix (1:1).
Chop the cucumbers into small cubes.
Simmer cucumbers for about 5-7 minutes.
Put cucumbers into the pan with meat, stir well.

Simmer all together for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, grate a garlic, and chop greens.

Put portions from the pan to serving plates, and sprinkle every portion with the garlic and greens.
Serve immediately.

Note: Do not use pork meat for this dish. Do not use brined cucumbers.

Salmon with Black Currant – Walnuts Sauce

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:38.


2/3 lb (300 - 350g) salmon
1 large onion (1/3 – 1/2 lb, or 150 – 200g)
2 oz ( 50 g) fresh (or frozen and defrosted) black currant
0.5 cup (125 g) water
1/4 cup walnuts, or 2 tbsp (25g) ground walnuts
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt and pepper mix


Grind the walnuts in a grinder, or chop finely with a knife.

Cut the onions into half-rings.

Pre-heat the 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan, and put onions into it.

Sprinkle evenly with the sugar.

Saute over a medium heat, with stirring, until onions turn soft and light browning.

Blend the onions, water, walnuts, salt, pepper and black currants together.

Beat until a smooth consistency.

If the mix turns too thick, add more water.

Cut the salmon into 1”-thick slices.

Heat the skillet again with 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and fry salmon on both sides until golden brown.

Pour the walnuts-currants sauce over fish.

Cover the skillet with a lid, and cook salmon for about 7 - 10 minutes on a low heating.

Remove skillet from the heat, and leave for 5 minutes.

Serve hot, with a garnish on your choice.

Cabbage-Fish Pancakes

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:57.


1 lb cabbage
1 lb fish fillet
1 large yellow onion
2-3 tsp potato starch
Salt and ground pepper on taste
2 tbsp chopped green onions or chives
3 tbsp vegetable oil


Peel and chop the onions thinly.

Stir-fry with 1 tsp vegetable oil until onions turn transparent.

Chop the cabbage into small pieces.

Put cabbage in a large sauce-pan, cover with a lid.

Simmer with a very low heating until all cabbage gives a juice, stirring some times.

Drain cabbage.

Mix cabbage and fish fillets in a mixer, drain well.

Stir the cabbage-fish mix, onions, salt, pepper, green onions, and potato starch to get a dough.

Cook as usual pancakes.

Serve with a sour cream and chopped chives or green onions.

Variation of this dish:

Instead 1 lb cabbage, you take 0.5 lb cabbage, and 0.5 lb fresh mushrooms.

In this case, chop and simmer the mushrooms separately until readiness, then drain well before put them into the mixer.

Cabbage a la Kashuba

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 08:50.


3 lb cabbage
1/3 lb (130 g) fish fillet
1 celery stalk
1 large onion
1 leek stalk
1 parsley root
1 carrot
Maioram, salt, ground pepper on your taste
5 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp chopped chives
Vinegar on your taste
2 tbsp flour
10.5 fl.oz (300 ml) water


Chop the fish into small pieces.

Bring the water to boil in a large oven-safe sauce-pan, and put fish into it.

Peel the vegetables.

Chop the cabbage, carrots, onions, leeks, parsly root, and celery thinly.

Put in the sauce-pan with boiling fish.

Add all other ingredients except the vinegar and flour into sauce-pan.

Stir well.

Heat an oven to 170 C (340 F).

Place sauce-pan into the oven, and bake until the 2/3 water evaporates.

Take out sauce-pan from oven, add the vinegar and flour, stir well, and bring to boil with a low heating.

Boil for about 5 minutes, then turn heating off.

Add the chopped chives, stir well, and serve.

Serve as a standalone dish, or as a garnish to fish.

Mamalyga (Homini, Polenta)

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 08:58.


2 cup corn flour
1 tsp salt
3 cupwater
Salt on taste


Bring the water to boil, add the salt, and turn a heating to low.

Add the corn flour by small portions stirring constantly, continue heating.

Boil for about 15 minutes.

Consistency should be even, without balls.

Stir well, then cover with a lid, and cook on the very low heating for 20 minutes more.

Then, put the mamalyga on a wet plate, and cut into portions.

Serve as a standalone dish with a brynza and fried onions, or with a milk, or with a sour cream, or as a garnish to meat or fish dishes.

Other way to make different dishes from mamalyga is to cool it a little, divide into small portions, shape these portions as pancakes, fry for 1-2 minutes on both sides, sprinkle with chopped vegetables and cheese, or with chopped olives, sundried tomatoes, and goat cheese, or with chopped fried liver with mushrooms, or with other combinations.

There is a freedom for your creativity.

Put the stuffing on top of every “pancake”, then cover with a lid, and warm until cheese is melted.

Serve warm on a flat dish covered with salad leaves.