Saturday, August 27, 2005

Mushroom “caviar” - Appetizer

Fish caviar was very popular in old Russia. This is why people began calling appetizers from minced salted mushrooms, vegetables, and etc. as “caviar”, for example, “mushroom caviar”, or “vegetable caviar”. These tasty and cheap appetizers are very popular in Russia in the modern times.

Mushroom “caviar”

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb salted mushrooms
1 large shallot onion
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Crushed black pepper, salt, dill and other greens on taste

Method:

Cut onion into small cubes; fry it with oil in a pan, stirring thoroughly, until onion is golden.
Mince onion and mushroom together, or (this is the more traditional way) cut them into very small pieces.
Add pepper, and cut dill(and other greens, optionally) to pieces into the dish with onion and mushrooms.
Mix well and serve.

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