March 2nd, 2013 in Salad Recipes by Julia Volhina
In anticipation of the spring in early March, here goes fresh tomato, cucumber and lettuce salad recipe.
These fresh vegetables taste so good in the Spring.
Prepare the salad soon before serving, cut fresh vegetables don’t like to wait.
If you want to make dressing lighter, use light mayo and low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream.
February 23rd, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes, Salad Recipes by Julia Volhina
This is a base chicken and celery salad recipe for sandwich to be served for breakfast or lunch.
The salad can be prepared in advance and used when needed, just store leftovers in fridge.
You can also use grilled chicken leftovers for this recipe or cook chicken breasts from scratch.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.