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.

Turkey Pie with Grated Potatoes

December 29th, 2012 in Main Dish Recipes, Turkey by Julia Volhina

It took me a bit of time to master this recipe: somehow I was either getting too much potatoes (honestly I have to get myself a cooking scale for Christmass) or potatoes I used were too juicy, so it was hard to get meat stuffing in the middle of the pie without sinking it into the batter.

Apparently this issue was easy to fix with draining redundant potato and onion juices using colander (ofc getting the right amount of potatoes helped a bit too).

Using of springform pan is convenient for this recipe however, if you don’t have one, any other baking pan of similar size will work fine.

Sour Cherry Dessert with Whipped Cream

December 22nd, 2012 in Desserts by Julia Volhina

This is easy to make and tasty sour cherry dessert recipe. However I must warn you: because of alcohol content it isn’t suitable for children.

Either pitted sour cherry will work for this recipe whatever they are fresh, frozen or canned; of course, fresh ones will taste the best, but they are hard to come by, so I used canned ones from the local European store.

You can beat cream yourself or use some N2O charged cream whipper: just add cooled cream, confectioner’s sugar and liqueur to whipper and mix before pulling in the charger.

Roast Turkey Breast with Onions and Herbs

December 15th, 2012 in Main Dish Recipes, Turkey by Julia Volhina

Roast turkey can be served warm with a side dish as a main course, in salad or on sandwich if cooled down.

I used Herbs of Provence mix for this recipe, it includes thyme, marjoram and rosemary. You can use the same or just mix the same herbs to your taste.

Adjust cooking time for breast piece smaller or bigger than mentioned in the recipe.

Juices produced while cooking can be used to prepare sauce for the meat. You can either pour them over the meat or cook them together with flour to thicken them and then chop with hand blender.

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