Saturday, May 27, 2006

Sour Cream Pie with smoked fish

Ingredients:

2 smoked fish
1 shallot onion
1.25 lb sour cream
3 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1 cup grated cheese
1 tbsp butter

Method:

Take boneless, skinless fish fillets, cut into medium cuts.
Peel and cut onions thinly.
Whip eggs, sour cream, and salt for 2-3 minutes.
Mix flour and baking powder.
Blend flour and egg-sour cream mix together, to get thin dough.
Let it sit for half hour in a warm place.
Grease baking sheet with butter, and sprinkle with flour.
Pour half of the dough on the sheet, put fish cuts on evenly, and then put a layer of onion cuts.
Pour second half of the dough over this, and sprinkle with grated cheese evenly.
Cheese has to cover all of the dough.
Pre-heat oven to 380ºF (180º C), bake pie for about 20 minutes, then take it out of the oven and pick it with wooden stick in some (6-7) places, and place the pie back into the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pie is ready (if you pick it with a wooden stick, it will come out without dough traces.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Fish Vinaigrette – 19th century style

Ingredients:

2 medium fish fillets
3 medium boiled potatoes
2 medium beets
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp crabmeat cuts
Greens, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper

Method:

Thinly slice fish fillets.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
Grease a wide saucepan with butter.
Put slices in the saucepan, cover pan with a lid, and cook until ready on medium heating (12-15 minutes). Cool.
Peel and cut potatoes and beets into small cubes.
Put a layer of potatoes and beets cuts in a serving dish, sprinkle it with mustard sauce, put a layer of fillets slices over it, and sprinkle with mustard sauce.
Continue until all ingredients are used up.
Cover with mayo Provencal, and decorate with green cuts and cuts of crabmeat.
Place in a refrigerator for 2 hours.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Tomatoes stuffed with salt mushrooms and potatoes

Ingredients:

6 tomatoes
3 potatoes
1 shallot onion
¼ lb salt mushrooms
1 cucumber
1 tbsp greens
Spices on taste

Method:

Boil potatoes, cool, peel, and cut into small cubes.
Cut salt mushrooms and onions into small cubes.
Mix potatoes, onions, and mushrooms, add oil, and mix once more.
Slice the cucumber into long thin slices.
Wash tomatoes, cut the upper parts, remove juice and seeds.
Stuff tomatoes with potato-onions-mushrooms mix, cover with upper parts.
Serve with cucumber slices.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Lobio

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.