Saturday, January 28, 2006

Salad Tatiana

Ingredients:

1 cup rice
1 tsp butter
½ lb boiled chicken breast
1 apple
1 tomato
3 tbsp sour cream
½ tsp lemon juice
Parsley
Salt on taste

Method:

Wash and dry the rice.
Boil salt water, add rice, and boil until ready with medium-low heating.
Cool.
Cut ready chicken breast into small cubes.
Peel apple and cut it into small cubes.
Cut tomato (with or without skin) into small cubes.
Mix rice, chicken, apple, and tomato.
Add salt and sour cream, and mix well.
Sprinkle with cut parsley.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Radish Salad

Ingredients:

1 radish (or cut ¾ lb – 1 lb)
Honey on taste
Sour cream on taste

Method:

Grate radish.
Mix well with honey and sour cream.
Serve.

Note:

This salad is one of the best anti-flu remedies in Russian cuisine.
Traditionally, Russians use black "margelan" radishes.
But daikon (Japanese radish) is good too.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Blinis with apples

Ingredients for 4:

4 servings simple yeast blinis
¼ lb sugar
2/3 stick (75 g) butter or margarine
2 lb "Golden Delicious" apples, or other sweet apples
2 tbsp apple wine

Method:

Peel, clean, and cut apples.
Melt butter or margarine in a medium-heated deep skillet.
Add apples to skillet and sugar, mix, then cover with lid, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
After that, remove lid, and let simmer for 10 minutes more.
Add apple wine, and mix well.
Turn heating off.
Put 1 tbsp cooked apples on the middle of blin, and roll blin into tube.
Grease baking sheet with butter, put rolled blinis on it, grease with butter upper sides of blin rolls, and sprinkle them with sugar.
Preheat oven to 390-400 F.
Place baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Small potato pies

Ingredients:

2 lb potato
1 lb cabbage
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp butter
Salt and spices on taste
2 hard-boiled eggs (optional)

Method:

Peel potato, wash, and boil with 1 cup water until ready.
Cut cabbage into thin short pieces, fry until gold color, add water, and simmer until the water evaporates, stirring thoroughly. Cool.
Make puree, cool, and add flour and salt.
Roll out a piece of dough, and put 1 tbsp cabbage in the middle of the dough piece. Pinch the edges, and put them on a baking sheet greased with butter.
Continue until you‘ve used up the dough and cabbage.
Wash the pies' top with melted butter, and bake in an oven pre-heated to 380ºF.

Note:

You can vary the stuffing.
For example, you can add grated eggs, or fried green onions to simmer cabbage.
Or you can make stuffing with boiled and cutmushrooms mixed with spices.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Cheese-potato balls

Ingredients:

8 medium boiled peeled potatoes
3 sticks (by 50 g), or 6 oz butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
2/3 cup grated cheese, or tvorog
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Make potato puree.
Whip mild butter.
Mix all ingredients, and knead dough.
Make 2"-diameter dough balls, and cook them in a deep fryer (or on a heated skillet) until their color is gold. Dry with paper towels.
Serve with sour cream, marinaded cucumbers, sauerkraut, mushrooms, or with fresh vegetables salads.