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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Fish Solanka soup (Pochlebkin's recipe)

Ingredients:

250 g salt mushrooms
50 g dried mushrooms
2 large shallot onions
4 large pickles
2 tbsp tomato-paste
2 tbsp butter
0.5 cup sour cream
12 olives

Method:

Pour 0.5 g water in a large saucepan
Put dried and sliced salt mushrooms in the saucepan, and boil with low-medium heating until mushrooms will settle down on the saucepan bottom.
Strain mushroom broth, and slice mushrooms thinly.
Peel pickles, or salt cucumbers, and remove seeds.
Peel onions, cut into a julienne cut, and fry in a large saucepan a little until they turn transparent.
Put tomato-paste and butter in a saucepan, mix well, and cook with low heat for 15 minutes.
Cut pickles into small cubes, and add to saucepan. Break dried bay leaf, put it into the saucepan, pour the filtered broth over it, and boil for 10 minutes.
To serve, put sour cream, a thin lemon slice, and 3 olives into serving plates, pour soup, and sprinkle soup with dill.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fish in potato crust

Ingredients for 4:

4 large (or 8 small) fish fillet pieces, total 0.5 lb for serving
4 large potatoes
4 tbsp potato flour
2 eggs
3-4 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
Spices on taste (dill, parsley, ground black pepper)
1 medium shallot onion

Method:

Wash, peel, and grate potatoes.
Squash juice.
Add eggs to potatoes, and mix well.
Peel onion, and cut it into small cubes.
Add onion to potatoes, and mix well.
Roll fish fillets in potato flour.
After that, pre-heat the skillet with oil.
Make 4 or 8 (depending on a fillet amount) balls from potato-eggs-onions mix.
Place fillets on top of the balls, and press until you have a large potato cake with fillet in the middle. Fillets have to be "surrounded" by the potato mix.
Fry with medium heating until a golden crust forms on the edges.
Serve with vegetable salads.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Lazy cutlets

Ingredients:

1 lb meat
1 tbsp potato flour
2 tbsp mayo
1 egg
Salt, spices (dill, basilica), on taste
Onions (optional)

Method:

Grate frozen meat (or cut into very small cubes), it does not take a lot of time.
Mix flour, mayo, egg, salt, and spices.
Add meat, and mix well.
Let sit for about 1 hour, or more.
Pre-heat skillet, and cook cutlets like pancakes. Fry both sides until golden crust, and then steam them for 5 minutes on the skillet under a lid.
Serve with any meat sauces, and with favorite garnishes.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fish in Madeira sauce

Ingredients:

4 fish fillets (preferably trout) pieces by 0.5 lb (or 8 by 0.25 lb)
1 lemon
0.5 tsp grated pepper
1 cup Madeira
1 tsp butter

For sauce:

1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp wheat flour
0.5 cup cream
Garlic on taste
0.5 cup dill cuts

Method:

Mix Madeira, lemon juice, and pepper together.
Put fish fillets in this mix, roll, and let stand for 1 hour.
Pre-heat an oven to 380º F.
Grease baking sheet with 1 tsp butter. Place fillets on the baking sheet, and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
For sauce, fry flour with butter in a saucepan until a nice aroma arises, and it turns cream colored.
Add whipped cream, salt. Garlic, dill, and blend them together.
Serve fillets with any vegetable, rice, or pasta garnish, pour sauce over fillets.