Main dishes

Fish in Madeira sauce

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 09:25.
Ingredients:

4 fish fillets (preferably trout) pieces by 0.5 lb (or 8 by 0.25 lb)
1 lemon
0.5 tsp grated pepper
1 cup Madeira
1 tsp butter

For sauce:

1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp wheat flour
0.5 cup cream
Garlic on taste
0.5 cup dill cuts

Method:

Mix Madeira, lemon juice, and pepper together.
Put fish fillets in this mix, roll, and let stand for 1 hour.
Pre-heat an oven to 380º F.
Grease baking sheet with 1 tsp butter. Place fillets on the baking sheet, and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
For sauce, fry flour with butter in a saucepan until a nice aroma arises, and it turns cream colored.
Add whipped cream, salt. Garlic, dill, and blend them together.
Serve fillets with any vegetable, rice, or pasta garnish, pour sauce over fillets.

Cutlets "Crimea"

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:40.
Ingredients:

2.5 lb turkey breast
0.5 lb grated nuts
0.25 lb butter
2 eggs
1 shallot onion
Garlic, greens, and salt on taste
Flour, bread crumbs

Method:

Cut onions, greens, and (optional) garlic.
Blend butter, grated nuts, greens, and (optional) garlic. Cool it.
Cut turkey breasts into slices; chop them to 1" thick.
Put butter mix in the center of every slice; cover the mix in the "envelope" of slices.
Roll every "envelope" in flour, then dip in slightly whipped eggs, and roll in breadcrumbs.
Cook "envelopes" on a heated skillet for 3 minutes on a side.
Put them in an oven-safe dish greased with butter, and bake until ready (25 minutes).

Potato balls

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 10:00.
Ingredients:

4 lb potatoes
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb champignons
½ cup flour
Salt on taste

Method:

Peel and boil half of the potatoes (2 lbs), make puree with them.
Peel and grate the second half of potatoes, drain.
Make dough with flour, puree, grated potatoes, and salt.
Make balls from this dough, and boil or fry them.
Wash, slice, and fry the mushrooms with 1 tbsp oil.
Serve potato balls and fried mushrooms.
Optional: pickled vegetables.
Note:
This is a fast dish.

Lobio

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 11:33.
Ingredients:

0.5 lb beans
0.5 g water
1 shallot onion
1 garlic head
1 cup peeled walnuts
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Black pepper, red pepper, "kchmeli-suneli" (traditional Georgian spice mix^ Koriander, laurel leaves, karaway seeds, dried basil, onion, garlic) on taste

Method:

Soak ½ lb of dry beans (red or white) for 6-8 hours.
Put in a saucepan, pour 0.5 G water, and boil with low-heating until the beans are ready.
This can take 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
Add boiling water when necessary, because beans have to be covered with water all the time.
After the beans are ready, press them but not until puree consistency.
Add "kchmeli-suneli", a classic Georgian mix of spices , and mix.
Grate walnuts, and add to mix.
Press garlic, and add to mix.
Add grated black pepper and red hot pepper.
Peel onions and cut them into cubes, and add to mix.
The consistency of ready lobio is similar to very thick soup.

Note:
Lobio is one of most traditional dished of Georgian cuisine, and it was adopted in the Soviet Union by many homemakers. As every classic dish, it has a lot of variations: with tomato, and so on.

Potato "galuschki"

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 10:30.
Ingredients for 4:

5 large potatoes
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 medium shallot onions
Greens, salt, and red pepper on taste
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Peel onions, cut into small cubes, and fry with oil until gold color.
Boil and peel 2 potatoes, and make puree with them and flour, pepper, and fried onions.
Peel 3 potatoes, grate them, and add to the dough. Continue kneading the dough until even and elastic consistency.
Boil ½ g water (or vegetable broth). Using 2 dessertspoons, separate half-sphere galuschki, and put them into water.
Boil for 4-5 minutes, and remove from the sauce-pan with a skimmer
Put them on a serving dish, sprinkle with vegetable oil and cut greens.

Note:
Galuschki is mainly an Ukrainian dish, but it is so tasty that all Slavic home makers cook them sometimes.

Basket with potatoes

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 09:39.
Basket with potatoes

Ingredients for 4:
8 medium potatoes
0.5 lb mushrooms
2 large onions
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt, pepper on taste

Method:
Peel potatoes. Cut out the center.
Boil the potatoes.
Peel onions, clean mushrooms.
Cut mushrooms and 1 shallot onion into small cubes.
Fry with 1 tbsp oil for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Make puree from the boiled potato centers, and mix well with fried onions and mushrooms. Put this stuffing into the boiled potato baskets, and place in a wide, low saucepan.
Fry second shallot onion with 1 tbsp oil.
Pour boiling water into the saucepan to cover potatoes until 1/3 of their height.
Put fried onions over the potatoes.
Place the saucepan (or other oven-safe dish) with potatoes into an oven pre-heated to 390º F.
Bake for about 30 minutes.
Serve hot with marinated vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, etc.).

Fish julienne from pikeperch

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 08:30.
Ingredients for 4:

0.75 lb fish
0.5 lb porcini or other mushrooms
2 tbsp butter
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Wash mushrooms (or wipe with wet cloth).
Cut into julienne cuts.
Wash fillets. Cut into small pieces.
Pre-heat skillet with butter and cook mushrooms until ready (for about 10 minutes).
Add salt and fillet cuts to mushrooms, mix. Put the mix in julienne dishes.
Whip egg, mix with sour cream, salt and pepper, and pour one forth part of the mix in every julienne dish over the mushroom-fish mix.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 380º F for about 35 minutes, or until the crust turns light brown.
Serve hot. Place the hot julienne dishes on small plates.

Trout with a pomegranate sauce

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 11:30.
Ingredients:

2.5 lb trout
0.25 lb butter
2 eggs
0.25lb lemon
Salt and pepper on taste
For sauce:
0.5 lb pomegranate juice
1 garlic glove
Tarragon, coriander, and parsley on taste

Method:

Clean fish, remove skeleton (do not breake skin, if possible).
Hard boil eggs, cool, clean, and cut into small cubes.
Cut lemon into small cubes. Cut tarragon.
Mix lemon, eggs, tarragon, salt, and pepper.
Stuff the trout with this mix.
Cook with butter until gold crust appears.
Place fish in an oven pre-heated to 370º F for 7-10 minutes.
To make pomegranate sauce, mix pomegranate juice, cut parsley and coriander, grated garlic, and salt. Blend it.
Serve hot fish with sauce and decorate it with greens and lemon slices.

Apple-Rice Zapekanka

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 11:31.
Ingredients for 4:

1 cup milk
1/3 lb rice
Salt
Vanilla
2 eggs
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar powder
1 tbsp butter (or margarine)
1.25 lb apples

Method:

Bring milk to boil after adding salt.
Add rice to boiling milk, and boil for ½ hour on low heat.
Cool the ready rice.
Mix egg yolk, sugar and vanilla, and add to rice.
Whip the egg white, then it add to rice, and mix well.
Slice apples thinly, and sprinkle with lemon juice to avoid them getting dark.
Grease the baking sheet with butter.
Put layer of rice in the baking sheet, then apples, and repeat until out of ingredients.
Sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar powder over the top.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 380º F for about 20 minutes (it depends on the oven).

Fish cutlets

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 11:25.
Ingredients:

1 lb fish fillets
1 large shallot onion
0.25 lb dry white bread, soaked in milk
0.5 stick (25 g) of pork fat (or butter)
1 egg
Ground black pepper and salt on taste
Pinch of dry basilica
4 tbsp milk (or whipped cream)
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

Peel and cut onions into small pieces. Fry with vegetable oil, until gold color.
Grind fillets, soaked bread, fried onions, and pork fat or butter.
Add egg to ground ingredients, then add milk, basilica, black pepper and salt.
Knead together.
Shape 6 cutlets, and roll them in breadcrumbs.
Fry them on a pre-heated skillet with vegetable oil.

Note:

Using this mix, you can make fish pancakes.
For this, you have to use 3-4 tbsp flour instead of soaked bread, add more milk in and whip the egg white before adding it to a mix. Cook as usual pancakes, but keep them under the lid for 5 minutes after they are ready, and serve.