Saturday, October 17, 2009

Otbivnaya (pork or beef tenderized steaks)

Ingredients for 2:

4 fillets (0.5” thick)
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp butter
1 cup green onion (cut into medium pieces)
0.5 lb champignons (or other mushrooms appropriate for frying)
Pinch of thyme
2 pressed garlic cloves
1 cup warm beer
Salt, ground black pepper, Parsley greens on taste

Method:

Tenderize the fillets.

Melt the butter in a flat skillet, fry every fillet for 2-3 minutes per side, then place them in a ceramic, enameled, or glass dish.

Put the green onions, garlic, thyme, and sliced mushrooms in the skillet, and simmer until the onions turn mild.

Then, place the fillets over the greens, pour beer over them, and bring them to boil.

Turn the heating to low, cover the skillet with a lid, and simmer until the meat is ready (about 10 minutes).

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve with pasta or potatoes.

Decorate with Parsley greens.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eggplant Salad

Ingredients:

4 lb eggplants
3 large onions
1 bunch Parsley
5 cloves garlic
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup 9% vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
3 tbsp warm boiled water
3 sweet red peppers

Method:

Cut the eggplants alongside into 4 parts.

Pour 0.5 g water in a large sauce-pan, bring the water to boiling, add 6 tbsp salt, and dissolve.Put eggplants into water, and boil for about 10 minutes.

Then, drain eggplants in a colander, let to cool, and cut into thin short pieces across.

Peel the onions and peppers, cut them into thin strips. Cut the greens.

Mix eggplants, peppers, and onions, and press the garlic into the mix.
Stir well.

Blend the vegetable oil, salt, sugar, boiled water (3 tbsp), and vinegar, and pour over the vegetable mix.

Stir, cover the sauce-pan with a lid, and place in a refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

Serve as a standalone dish, or as a side dish.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

1 boiled chicken breast
4 hard-boiled eggs
1 medium sweet onion
2 tbsp vinegar
3 pieces crabmeat imitation
Salt and Mayonnaise on your taste

Method:

Peel the onions, cut into small cubes, place in an enameled or glass dish, and pour the vinegar over onions.

Stir well, and let sit for about 15-20 minutes.

Cut the chicken, crabmeat imitation sticks, and peeled eggs into small cubes, mix thoroughly.

Add soaked onions to the mix, then add salt and Mayo, stir well.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes, and serve.

Note:

Advantage of this salad is the onions contain a lot of vitamins, and this way to brine them prevents destroying of the vitamins.