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Sunday, December 31, 2006

“Happy New Year” Salad

Ingredients for 2:

0.25lb boiled chicken breast
0.5 can yellow corn
3-4 boiled potatoes
1 English cucumber (or 2 medium brined cucumbers)
Cauliflower 1/8 lb – 0.5 lb (on taste)
Mayonnaise and greens on taste

Method:

Cut potatoes, chicken, and cucumbers into small cubes.
Separate cauliflower into small flowers.
Mix all the ingredients, add mayonnaise, and mix once more.
Place in a salad bowl, and decorate with greens.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Potato-topped Steelhead

Ingredients for 4:

1.5 lb steelhead fillet, de-boned and de-skinned
2 potatoes
1 large shallot onion
1 garlic clove
4 tbsp sour cream
1 – 2 cup grated cheese
4 tsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper on taste

Method:

Cut fillets into 4 pieces, tenderize every piece, and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Peel and grate potatoes and onions, drain, then pour 2 cups boiling water over the potato-onion mix, and let sit for 5 minutes.
Drain, and mix with salt and pepper.
Grate the garlic, and mix with the sour cream, grated cheese, and potato-onions mix.
Divide the mix into 4 portions, and put every portion over a fillet piece.
Pre-heat an oven to 390ºF.
Place fillets on a baking sheet, and bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot.

Optional:

Decorate with lemon slices, black olives, and dill and parsley greens.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tartlette dough

Tartlette dough
Ingredients:

4 cups flour
0.5 lb butter
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 lb sour cream
2 eggs
2/3 tsp baking soda, mixed with 1/3 tsp vinegar

Method:

Freeze butter.
Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, eggs, salt, baking soda, flour, and make dough.
Grate butter; add it in the dough, and knead for 10-15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 5 pieces, roll every piece in a wrapper, and freeze for 1 hour.
Grease baking forms for Tartlette with butter.
Roll dough piece by piece with the thickness of about 1/3 inch; cut circles with cup or glass.
Put every circle in the Tartlette form, press to form, and insert the second form over the dough circle.
Bake Tartlette for 7-10 minutes in pre-heated to 400º F oven.
Let cool, and fill with any filling.

Note: this dough is as appropriate for sweet, as it is for salty fillings.

Examples of fillings:
Cod liver filling for 6 tartlets
¼ lb canned cod liver
1 medium shallot onion
1 sweet red pepper
1 hard-boiled egg
3 tbsp mayo

Method:

Peel onions, and cut into small cubes.
Grate egg, and blend with cod liver and Mayonnaise.
Fill Tartlette with this mix, and decorate with red pepper rings.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Rainbow Salad

Ingredients:

Any green salad bag
1 English cucumber
1 red sweet pepper
1 orange sweet pepper
1 yellow sweet pepper
0.5 lb cherry tomatoes
1 large blue (violet) onion
¼ lb crumbled or cubed Feta

For dressing:

Dill, Italian parsley, onions greens
Baked sesame seeds
Baked sunflower seeds
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp grated garlic

Method:

Peel and slice peppers, onion, cucumber.
Mix all salad ingredients.
Blend all dressing ingredients.
Pour the dressing over the salad, and mix well.
Serve immediately.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Favorite Carrot Roll Recipe of Khruschev’s wife

Note:

Nikita Khruschev was the leader of the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin. He was First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964.

Ingredients:

5 medium carrots
3-4 tbsp whipping cream
2 tbsp wheat
1 egg
7 tbsp tvorog (or cream cheese)
Apple slices, or dried plums, or dried apricots, or raisins – on taste
1 egg yolk
1-2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp butter
3-4 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp grated cheese
½ cup sour cream

Method:

Peel and boil carrots until readiness.
Drain, and add whipping cream and wheat, mix well, and bring to boil.
Boil for about 5-10 minutes with medium-low heating.
Cool. Pre-heat an oven to 380º F.
Whip an egg white.
Add an egg yolk to the mix, blend, then add the whipped white, and whip all together.
Grease a rectangular baking sheet with butter, pour dough in the baking sheet, and bake until the dough starts to change color, about 4-5 minutes.
Mix tvorog (or cottage cheese, or cream cheese) with 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp sugar.
Take the baked sheet from the oven, cover with the tvorog mix, and place apple slices, or dried apricots, or raisins, over the tvorog layer.
Roll it tightly.
Cover with sour cream, and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Serve warm with sour cream, and (optionally) strawberries.