Fried Chicken Liver with Onions

February 16th, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Dusting chicken liver with flour and frying it with onions is perhaps easiest way to cook it.

Step of soaking live in milk can be skipped; it is optional, but it helps to reduce bitter taste liver may have.

The best side dish for this one, to my opinion, is plain boiled potato or potato puree.

Mussels Steamed with Shallots in Wine and Butter Sauce

February 9th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

This is a recipe for tender mussels steamed with shallots, garlic and fresh greens in dry white wine and butter sauce. It will work great for a romantic dinner.

Use good white wine you would drink yourself for this recipe to achieve best results. And serve remaining of the wine along with mussels later.

Steamed mussels go great with toast garlic bread or a baguette with garlic.

Brussel Sprouts with Mushrooms and Onions

February 2nd, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Brussels sprouts cooked in mushroom and onion sauce can be served as a dish on its own, or as a side dish for a meat main course.

You can use fresh or frozen brussels sprouts for this recipe, frozen ones don’t require thawing, but may need a bit less time for cooking.

Vary amount of water (or broth) and flour while cooking to reach desired thickness of the sauce (more flour and less water will make it for thicker sauce).

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce for Seafood

January 26th, 2013 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina

Nice and quick recipe for simple sauce to serve with seafood: crab legs, mussels, clams, lobsters, etc.

You can use use fresh garlic or garlic powder, as well as fresh lemon or lemon juice, whatever is at your disposal.

When served, make sure it can be kept warm enough to prevent butter from thickening.

Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning

January 19th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

If you saw frozen snow crab legs in store and wanted to try them, but wasn’t sure how to cook them – this recipe is for you.

It is easy and fast idea for lunch or dinner, assuming the crab legs are sold pre-cooked (have somewhat orange-red color) and only need to be warmed up and seasoned with some spaces to taste.

You can cook raw crab legs like this also, it may require a bit more time for cooking.

Turkey Breast Roast with Garlic, Paprika and Black Pepper

January 12th, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, Turkey by Julia Volhina

I think this is last recipe using turkey meat for me for a while. I got a little carried away with it around Thanksgiving.

It is quite easy, but takes about 4.5 hours of time: first to soak turkey breast in salted water, and then to cook it in cooling down oven. So make sure you leave yourself enough of time.

This turkey breast roast tastes perfect served warm with a side dish or cooled down in salad or on sandwich.

Baby Back Ribs with Soy Sauce, Ginger and Leeks

January 5th, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, Pork by Julia Volhina

In this recipe baby back ribs are first boiled, then fried and then stewed with sauce prepared with leeks, ginger, soy sauce, wine and balsamic vinegar.

It is good way to cook ribs if you don’t have or don’t want to use grill.

Serve ribs warm with side dish of potatoes, pour sauce over ribs.

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