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Spinach Cheese Dip

September 8th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Spinach Cheese Dip

One more recipe to the lineup of appetizers using cream cheese for me. This time it is for hot spinach cream cheese dip with parmesan and garlic.

Good choice if you are looking to increase the amount of leafy greens in your diet.

It is pretty easy to do and you can get a bowl full of goodness ready for your party or gathering literally in minutes.

Serve hot with tortilla chips or veggies.

Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese

August 11th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese

As zucchini season is in full swing I want to share a recipe for this amazing appetizer: zucchini rolls with cream cheese, garlic and fresh herbs stuffing.

I must say it is one of my favorite finger foods. I think I can eat the whole plate of these by myself.

Use mandoline to slice zucchini here, it will make life much easier and will speed process up a lot.

If you want to reduce oil intake – roasting zucchini in the oven in grilling skillet can be an option to.

Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread

July 28th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread

Quick recipe for an appetizer you can put together on a minutes notice (if you have ingredients of course): salmon and cream spread.

Once ready, you can set it up on cucumber slices, or crackers you like. Or in less fancy fashion (and also quicker) spread it on a bread toast.

I used hand blender to here, because I wasn’t sure how my cup blender will react to not-so-liquid mixture. Either one you plan to use, just make sure cream cheese and salmon are well blended into homogeneous mixture.

Jellied Beef Tongue

December 30th, 2017 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Jellied Beef Tongue

This recipe will probably excite these few who either grow up in USSR or have relatives from that country/time.

I am both, and this dish brings a lot of childhood memories of New Year celebrations and other family gatherings.

For the rest of you jellied beef tongue (zalivnoj jazyk, zalivnoe) may be more of an exotic something you may never try, here are some pictures to a look at in case you don’t feel that adventurous to cook it.

Few notes to the recipe. I’ve ended up using more gelatin than the ingredients picture shows, that is because I’ve decided to do more than one plate. Rule of the thumb 1 pack (1/4oz) for about 1 cup of broth.

Second note is about execution: I’ve realized that it may be easier to arrange the decoration pieces when gelatin starts to settle a bit, and not before pouring the broth in (as I did), because broth moves them around :).

Zucchini “Fries” with Parmesan and Spices

November 7th, 2015 in Appetizers & Snacks, Sides by Julia Volhina
Zucchini “Fries” with Parmesan and Spices

Zucchini “fries” cooked with this recipe are much healthier alternative to potato ones: much less oil and less starchy zucchini instead of potato.

I love zucchini, so these taste great for me. It is easy to improvise with spices and their amounts to create new unique taste every time I want it.

Please note, more mature zucchinis will require more cooking time, so probe with a fork to see readiness.

Zucchini with Parmesan and Spices can be served as snack, or an appetizer or a side dish.

Simple Fried Shrimps

April 11th, 2015 in Appetizers & Snacks, Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Simple Fried Shrimps

Simple recipe to fry shrimps. I cooked shrimps in shell, but cleaned ones will work for this recipe as well.

Make sure you don’t overcook shrimps (turn them over as soon as meat becomes white), or meat will turn hard and shrimps will be hard to clean.

You can also use garlic oil instead of cooking garlic with oil, if you have it on hand.

Shrimps in Sour Cream Sauce

July 19th, 2014 in Appetizers & Snacks, Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Shrimps in Sour Cream Sauce

Fast recipe to fix shrimps: simmer them for few minutes in sour cream and butter sauce.

I used raw cleaned shrimps for the recipe. But boiled ones will work as well, just reduce cooking time and temperature (no need for boiling).

Shrimps prepared this way can be a dish on its own, an appetizer or a snack, or it can be served over a bed of rice or pasta.