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Schzhi with Beans

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:02.


14 oz (400 g) beef fillet
11.5 oz (300 g) cabbage, shredded
4 potatoes2 onion
1 carrot
1 bay leaf
7 oz (200 g) canned white beans
2 garlic clove
Juice of 1 lemon
4 lemon slices
Parsley greens, sour cream and salt on your taste


Wash a meat, put into a sauce-pan, pour a cold water on top, to cover the meat, add a salt, and bring to boil.

Remove a foam some times, and boil for 1 hour over a low-medium heating.

Meanwhile, peel vegetables, and cut into small pieces.

Put a cabbage, and sliced carrots, potatoes, and onions into the sauce-pan, and cook for 20 more minutes.

Take out the meat, cut it into small pieces, and put it back into sauce-pan.

Then, add beans, a chopped garlic, a bay leaf, a lemon juice to a soup, and boil all together for 3 more minutes.

When serve, add a slice of lemon, a pinch of a chopped parsley, and a tablespoon of a sour cream into each serving plate.

Old-Style Solyanka Soup

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 03/10/2018 - 17:40.


¼ G (1 L) beef broth
11.5 oz (300 g) salted mushrooms
3-6 tbsp flour
1 medium onion
3-6 tbsp butter


Bring a broth to boil in a medium sauce-pan.

Chop onions and salted mushrooms thinly, put into the broth.

Stir-fry a flour with a butter, until a butter color turns light-brown.

Add the fried flout into a soup, and stir well.

Boil a the soup for about 3-5 more minutes, then serve.


This was a basic recipe, so usually this soup was also with carrots, and/or cabbage, fried onions, boiled grains, triple broth, etc.

Rassolnick with Sauerkraut

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 03/10/2018 - 17:24.


13.2 oz (350 g) beef
1 large salted cucumber
3.5 oz (100 g) pearl grain
5.2 oz (150 g) sauerkraut
2 carrot
1 onion
2 potato
1 bay leaf
3.5 fl oz (100 mL) cabbage pickle
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and sour cream on your taste


Soak grains overnight before starting, then dry out, and wash.

Pour 1/3 G (1.5 L) a cold water into a sauce-pan, put a beef, and bring to boil.

Remove a foam when increases, add a bay leaf, and cook for about 40 minutes.

Then, add the grains, and cook for 40 more minutes.

Peel, was, and cut fresh vegetables.

Grate carrots and cucumbers, chop onions and potatoes.

In a pre-heated skillet with a vegetable oil, stir-fry the onions, cucumbers, a sauerkraut, and the carrots for about 10 minutes.

Add a sauerkraut pickle when necessary to avoid burning.

Put all from skillet into sauce-pan, add chopped potatoes into sauce-pan, and boil for 10 more minutes.

Serve hot with a sour cream.

Cabbage with Mushrooms

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 02/18/2018 - 19:56.


28 oz (800 g) cabbage, thinly shredded
10 oz (350 g) fresh mushroom, sliced
2 medium carrot, shredded
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 bay leaf
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and pepper on your taste


Pre-heat a skillet with a vegetable oil.

Put mushrooms, carrots, a tomato paste, bay leaves, and a pepper into the skillet, and stir well.

Cover skillet with a lid, turn a heating to medium-low, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Press a cabbage togethers with a salt, and put into skillet.

Simmer for 40 minutes more, stirring several times, and adding a hot water when necessary.

Stir well, let to sit for about 10 minutes, and serve.

Cabbage Salad “Kindergarten”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:00.


17.5 oz (500 g) cabbage
1 English cucumber
2 medium carrot
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 pinch salt
1 pinch chopped dill


Peel an onion, a cucumber, and carrots, and chop them thinly.

Chop a cabbage very thinly, and press by hands, to make the cabbage soft.

Stir all vegetables in a salad bowl.

Add a salt, a vinegar, a sugar, a vegetable oil, and a dill into the bowl, and stir thoroughly.

Cover bowl with a lid, and place into a freezer for 2 hours.

Take out, let to warm, and serve.

Salad Meat and Pearl

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:08.


7 oz (200 g) ground meat
7 oz (200 g) pearl barley grain, boiled
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/3 tsp salt
1 small onion (2 oz)
3.5 oz cucumber
Vinegar on your taste


Peel an onion, and chop into small cubes.

Add a vinegar into a dish with the onions, and stir.

Cut a cucumber into thin stripes.

Pre-heat a skillet with a vegetable oil, add a ground meat, and stir-fry the meat, stirring permanently, for about 10 minutes.

Dry out onions, and stir all ingredients together.

Serve immediately.


If you prefer a rice, you may substitute pearl barley to rice.

Zhar's Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:24.


35 oz (1 Kg) frozen calamari
4 medium potato, boiled
5 egg, hard-boiled
7 oz (200 g) hard cheese
7 oz (200 g) red caviar
2 medium onion
Mayonnaise and spices on your taste


Put calamari into a boiling salted water, and boil for about 2-3 minutes after the water starts to boiling once more, then dry them out, and put them into a cold water.

Grate a cheese, potatoes (on a large grater), and eggs (on medium grater) separately.

Peel the calamari, and cut them into thin short strips.

Chop the onions, place in a colander, and pour boiling water on top, if the onions are too bitter.

Let to drip.

Collect a salad:

Put a layer of boiled calamari into a salad bowl, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Put a layer of onions on top, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Put a layer of shredded potato on top, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Put a layer of shredded cheese on top, and sprinkle with a mayonnaise and a caviar.

Repeat until you run out of ingredients.

Decorate a salad with a shredded egg yolk and with caviar.

Cover the bowl, and place in a refrigerator at least for 30 minutes.

Serve cold.

Sauteed Chicken Fillet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:45.


2 chicken fillet, boneless and skinless, about 17.5 oz

1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp Paprika
1/5 tbsp ground pepper
1 garlic clove, pressed
Red hot chili pepper – optionally

2 tbsp Ketchup
2 tsp lemon juice


Blend all spices, a ketchup, and a lemon juice together, to get a tenderizer.

Wash chicken fillets, and dry them out thoroughly.

Take 2 large pieces of a clear plastic wrap.

Rub fillets with the tenderizer, put every piece on the plastic wrap, and roll tightly from all sides to avoid a leaking.

Take a wide large sauce-pan, put a 4-folded piece of a fabric on its bottom, and put rolled chicken fillets on top.

Pour a boiling water into the sauce-pan, to cover fillets.

Bring the water to boil again on a large heating, then decrease the heating to medium-low, and boil fillets under a lid for about 20 minutes.


Fillets have not to float up. You can press them slightly to avoid that.

Turn heating off, and let fillets to chill in same water, under a lid.

After cooling, put fillet on a flat dish, press them, and set into a refrigerator for more than 3 hours.

To serve, poke the plastic, pour a juices off, then remove plastic, and slice fillets.


If you don't want use a ketchup, substitute it with a home-made sauce:
Boil diced tomatoes with a salt and a pepper until a consistency is thick, try, is you like more sour sauce, add a vinegar.


You may cook a turkey meat on a same recipe.
You may add a ground mustard to a set of spices.


Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:13.


11.5 oz (300 g) rye, or wheat flour
11.5 oz (300 g) sour cream, 35% fat
5 egg, hard-boiled and peeled
1 tsp salt


Knead a dough from a flour, a sour cream, and a salt.

Let the dough to sit in a warm place, knead one more time, and roll.

Divide dough into 5 equal parts.

Roll every egg into piece of dough, and pinch edges.

Pre-heat an oven to 350 F (175 C), and bake kokurki for about 45 minutes (for wheat flour, time is less).

Serve kokurki hot or cold.


Kokurki is a traditional road dish, popular in Russia for centuries.

Potato Puree with Tvorog and Onion

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 17:04.


2 lb potato
2 oz (70 g) butter
6 tbsp milk
5.2 oz (150 g) tvorog (or Ricotta, or Farmer's cheese)
3 medium onion
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt on your taste


Press a tvorog into small crumbles.

Peel potatoes, and boil in a salted water until a readiness.

Meanwhile, peel and chop onions, and stir-fry the onions with a vegetable oil.

Then, dry out the potatoes, and make a puree with potatoes, a warm milk, a butter, and a salt on your taste.

Stir the hot potato puree, fried onions, and crumbled tvorog, and let to sit under a lid for 5 minutes.

Serve immediately, as a standalone dish, or as a garnish.