Saturday, June 24, 2006

Lamb kharcho

Ingredients:

1.25 lb lamb
2 large shallot onions
1 large carrot
1.5 lb tomato
1 sweet red pepper
1 garlic
2 tbsp rice
1 tbsp oil
Bay leaf, black pepper

Method:

Peel and cut onions into medium cubes. Peel and grate carrot.
Fry onions and carrots with oil in a saucepan.
Cut meat, put into the saucepan, and continue to stir-fry for 10 minutes.
Pour cold water in the saucepan, and bring to boil with low heating.
Boil until meat is half-ready.
Then, put washed rice, peeled, diced tomatoes, spices, and grated garlic in the saucepan.
Boil until rice is ready.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tsar's Salmon

Ingredients:

4 fish fillets (preferably salmon) pieces weighting about 0.5 lb each (or 8 by 0.25 lb)
0.5 cup dill cuts
0.5 cup Italian parsley cuts
4 tbsp corn flour (or other flour)
2 measure cups (for rice-cooker) rice
1 cup whipped cream
1 cup grated cheese
1 tbsp butter
Spices on taste (salt, pepper, etc.)

Method:

Slice fillets into 1" width pieces.
Mix 0.25 cup dill cuts, spices, and 0.5 parsley cuts, sprinkle the every slice with this mix on both sides.
Roll every slice in flour and fry for 3 minutes per side with medium heating.
Boil rice until ready, then mix it with 0.25 cup grated cheese and your favorite spices.
Pre-heat oven to 400º F.
Grease baking sheet with butter, place fish fillets in the center, and surround them with a "ring" of rice.
Mix whipped cream with 0.25 cup dill, and pour over fish and rice.
Place baking sheet into the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Tvorog dough

Ingredients:

0.5 lb tvorog
2 eggs
1 tbsp sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of baking soda
7 tbsp all-purpose flour

Method:

Knead all ingredients together.

This dough is good for small pies cooked in a fryer with a variety of fillings (potato filling, meat, liver, or sweet ones).
Or, you can add more sugar, and just fry small balls.
Or, you can add small cuts of fresh plums, apricots, etc., to the dough, and fry small balls.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Soup-Kharcho

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb beef
Spices for beef broth (optional)
1 large shallot onion
1 cup rice

Dressing:
o.25 lb peeled grated walnuts
1 garlic (optional)
1 can peeled diced tomatoes
Adjika (traditional Caucasian spices mix) on taste
Kchmeli-suneli (traditional Georgian spices mix) on taste
Coriander green

Method:

Boil beef, cut onions, and usual broth spices for 0.5 h, then put washed rice in a broth, and continue to boil until rice is ready.
Then, add all dressing ingredients to the saucepan, mix well, bring to boil, then add coriander cuts, and mix.
Kharcho is ready.

Note:

You can add vine vinegar, on your taste.

Soup-Kharcho is a Georgian traditional dish.
Usually, kharcho is a soup with a beef broth, but many housekeepers make this soup with other meats.
Kharcho is not an expensive dish, and it was very popular in Soviet cafés.
Georgia was a part of Russia for 275 years, and it entered Russian dominion by its own good will.