Kascha with Dried Mushrooms

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 07:11.

Ingredients:

2 cup grains
1 cup dried mushrooms
1 large onion
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and spices on your taste

Method:

Soak mushrooms in a cold boiled water overnight.

Wash grains, soak for some hours when necessary (for example, for pearl grains, or for beans).

Put grains in a sauce-pan, pour the boiling water on top (1 part grains : 2 parts water), add a salt, and bring to boil.

Boil until a readiness.

Meanwhile, peel an onion, and chop.

Dry out mushrooms, and chop.

Stir-fry mushrooms and onions on a vegetable oil.

Stir fried mushrooms-onions mix with grains, and simmer on the very low heating for about 10 minutes.

Serve hot.

Milk kisel

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 06:49.

Ingredients:

4 cup milk
1-3 tbsp sugar
2-4 tbsp starch
1-4 tbsp fruit syrup
Pinch of vanilla (optional)

Method:

Pour 3 cups a milk into a sauce-pan, and bring to boil on a low heating.

Put a sugar into the boiling milk, and stir to sugar dissolving.

Stir a starch and 1 cup milk to an even consistency.

Pour the starch mix into the boiling milk, and boil stirring for about 3 minutes.

Add a vanilla, and a syrup, stir well, and turn the heating off.

Serve hot.

Note:

You may do not add sugar and syrup, but serve with 5-minutes varenie.

5-minutes varenie method: Clean any fruits, remove seeds if necessary, and place into an enameled dish for about 7 hours.

Pour a sugar on top (1 part sugar to 2 parts fruits).

Stir sometimes.

After that, place sugar-fruits mix into a sauce-pan, and bring to boil 3 times.

5-minutes varenie is ready.

Omelette Roll with Tuna and vegetables

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 15:08.

Ingredients:

7 oz (200 g) cooked (or canned) tuna
3 fresh egg
1.5 oz (about 50 g) carrot, thinly chopped
1.5 oz (about 50 g) zucchini, thinly chopped
1 medium onion, thinly chopped
3 spring onion stalks, thinly chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Method:

Separate egg whites and egg yolks.

Put the egg whites in a deep bowl, and put chopped vegetables, a tuna, and spices into the same bowl.

Blend together.

Add 2 tbsp a water to the egg yolks, and blend slightly.

Pre-heat a vegetable oil in a skillet, and pour ½ of egg whites-vegetables mixture into the skillet.

When the egg whites start to turn white, roll into a roll in skillet (close to a side).

Pour a second half of the egg whites-vegetables mixture into the skillet.

When egg whites start to turn white, roll into a roll in skillet (starting from the previous roll).

Place a “double” roll on a plate, and pour a water-egg yolks mixture into the skillet.

When egg yolks are almost ready, place the double roll onto skillet, and roll.

Place roll on plate, and slice into portions.

Sauerkraut's Schi

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 14:33.

Ingredients for 8:

17.5 oz (500 g) sauerkraut
17.5 oz (500 g) beef with bone
4 medium potato
2 medium carrot
2 small onion
2 tbsp tomato paste
1.7 oz (50 g) celery root, shredded
2 tbsp butter
5 dill stalk
5 parsley stalk
3 garlic clove
1-2 bay leaf
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp flour
1 pinch dill seed
1 pinch cumin seed
4-5 peppercorn

Method:

Bring to boil ½ G (2 L) water in a sauce-pan, put a meat, and bring to boil.

Remove a foam.

Peel onions and carrots, and shred them separately.

Put ½ the shredded vegetables (onions, carrots, and a celery root) into the sauce-pan, turn a heating to low, and boil for 1.5 hour.

Meanwhile, cur a sauerkraut into short strips.

Melt the 1 tbsp butter in a thick-bottom sauce-pan, put the sauerkraut, 1 tbsp a flour, 1 tbsp a tomato paste, and cumin seeds, stir well, and simmer for about 30 minutes under a lid.

Pre-heat a vegetable oil in a skillet, put dill seeds, the carrot and onion leftovers into the skillet, and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.

Then, add the tomato paste leftover, stir, and cook for about 7 minutes together.

Peel potatoes, wash, and cut into small cubes.

Chop greens.

Press a garlic.

Cut the meat into small pieces, and strain a meat broth into a clean sauce-pan.

Put meat pieces and the potato cubes into the broth, bring to boil, and boil for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir-fry 1 tbsp the flour with 1 tbsp the butter, until a nice aroma increases.

Put all ingredients but bones into the broth, bring to boil, and boil for about 5-10 minutes (add a salt if you like).

Let to sit under a lid for about 30 minutes.

Serve with 1 tbsp sour cream.

Watermelon – Feta Cheese Salad

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 14:54.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
½ cup vegetable oil

1 medium cucumber, peeled
½ medium red onion, peeled
3 medium tomato, diced
3.5 cup seedless watermelon, cut into medium cubes
7 oz (200 g) Feta cheese, cut into small cubes
1 medium sweet red pepper, peeled and diced
1 cup mint green, chopped

Method:

Blend a vinegar, a ground pepper, and a salt together, then add a vegetable oil, and blend more.

Set a dressing aside.

Slice a cucumber into half-rounds (remove seeds before if necessary).

Stir all hard ingredients, add the dressing, and stir well one more.

Serve immediately.

Note:

This salad is good as a side dish to a fried fish, or to a fried meat.

Mushroom Soup “Belarus”

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 14:35.

Ingredients:

2 lb (about 1 Kg) fresh mushroom
1/3 G (1.5 L) water
2 – 4 bay leaf
10 black peppercorn
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 can white bean
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, thinly ground
1 parsley root (or 5-6 oz celery root), thinly ground
3-5 tbsp lard, or 3.5 oz bacon
2 tbsp wheat flour
3-5 tbsp chopped dill
Sour cream, salt, and ground pepper on your taste

Method:

Clean mushrooms, wash, and cut their cups into quarters, and slice their legs across.

Put the mushrooms into a large sauce-pan, pour 1/3 G water into the pan, add a vegetable oil, bay leafs and peppercorns, and turn a heating on.

When a boiling starts, turn the heating to low, and boil for about 1 hour under a lid.

Note:

You need to add the vegetable oil to keep mushroom's aroma.

If you take fresh beans, not canned, then boil them in another sauce-pan for 1 hour too.

Meanwhile, melt a lard in a large skillet, put onions, mushrooms, and other roots into the skillet, and stir-fry with medium heating until a softness.

Then, add a flour into skillet, stir well, and stir-fry until color of flour turns dark-brown, and a fresh bread aroma increases.

Wash the beans under a cold water, and put them into sauce-pan with mushrooms.

Put everything from the skillet into sauce-pan with mushrooms.

Bring to boil, and turn the heating off.

Put a chopped dill into sauce-pan, cover with a lid, and let to sit for about 10 minutes.

Serve a soup with 1 tbsp a fresh sour cream per portion, and with a sliced fresh bread.

Eel Soup

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:28.

Ingredients:

7 cup meat broth
1 lb eel
5.2 oz (150 g) smoked meat
2 tbsp dried pitted plum
1/2 cup canned green pea
1 tsp sugar
Fresh greens (dill and parsley), salt, and ground black pepper on your taste

Method:

Wash an eel, and cut into portion pieces.

Slice a smoked meat into a julienne cut.

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

Put the smoked meat into the broth, then put dried plums and peas, and boil for about 10 minutes.

Then, put the eel pieces into the sauce-pan, add the salt, sugar, and pepper, and boil until eel is ready.

Decorate a soup portion with chopped greens, and serve.

Vinegeret with Beans

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 14:56.

Ingredients:

5.2 oz (150 g) sauerkraut
5.2 oz (150 g) canned bean
4 boiled potato
2 boiled carrot
2 medium boiled beet root
2 medium salted cucumber
2 medium onion
5 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and sugar on your taste

Method:

Peel potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, and cucumbers.

Press a sauerkraut to remove a sour juice, and cut into 1" length pieces.

Cut all other vegetables into small cubes.

Stir all ingredients, let to sit for about 15 minutes, and serve.

Assorted Stuffed Eggs

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 16:14.

Ingredients:

12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

Variety of ingredients:

1. 1/3 cup ground cheese, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 3 pressed egg yolks, 1 tbsp mayonnaise – to mix

2. ½ lb (8 oz, 225 g) smoked or canned fish (chopped), 3 pressed egg yolks – to mix

3. ½ cup chopped onions (fried with 1 tbsp butter), ½ cup fried chopped mushrooms, 3 pressed egg yolks, 3 tsp sour cream – to mix

4. 1 cup canned green peas or beans (turn to puree), 3 egg yolks, spices on your taste – to mix

5. ½ lb (8 oz, 225 g) canned fish (chopped), 12 chopped green or black pitted olives – to mix

6. 1/3 cup thinly ground cheese, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 5 pressed walnuts, 1 tbsp mayonnaise – to mix

Method:

Cut the eggs into halves.

Use the egg yolks for stuffing mixes.

Stuff the egg whites halves with the mixes, decorate, chill, and serve.

Frozen Cooked Mushrooms

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 15:42.

Ingredients:

3-4 lb (1.5-2 Kg) fresh mushrooms
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vegetable oil

Method:

Clean mushrooms, and cut large ones into quarters.

Put the mushrooms into a large sauce-pan.

Turn a heating to low, and simmer mushrooms in their own juices.

Stir some times.

When the juices are almost evaporating, add a salt and a vegetable oil, stir well, and continue to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring periodically.

Let to cool.

Place cooked mushrooms into 1-portion plastic bags, and freeze.

Use during 6 month when necessary.

Note:

This is one of traditional Russian ways to keep mushrooms for winter-spring consumption.