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Fried Rice with ShrimpsDecember 28th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
One more recipe for fried rice, this time with shrimps.
As any fried rice, it is pretty easy and fast to cook, especially if you use frozen vegetables, just don’t forget to unfreeze them as well as shrimps in advance before cooking.
Most of the salt for this recipe comes from soy sauce, only eggs need a bit of additional salting.
Vegetables with CreamDecember 14th, 2013 in No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Vegetables with cream are pretty easy to cook and they make a great side dish for meat or poultry. It can also be served as a no-meat course.
I used carrots, broccoli and cauliflower florets with peas for this recipe, but it will also work good with green beans, zucchini, brussels sprouts, whatever you have on your hands.
The same, you can use either fresh vegetables or frozen ones, or a combination of these. For example, for this recipe I used fresh broccoli and cauliflower with frozen sliced carrots and frozen peas.
How to Make Vegetable BrothSeptember 28th, 2013 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
Making vegetable broth isn’t such a hard thing to do: get bunch of roots and vegetables, stick them all in a pot and in about 1-1.5h you will get a vegetable broth to use for a soup or another dish which you know what it is made of (unlike a canned one).
Good thing about making vegetable broth yourself is that you can use vegetables left over from other dishes: stems from greens (parsley or dill), stem from white cabbage or stem and leaves from cauliflower, greens from leeks, etc – bits and pieces that you wouldn’t have any use for otherwise.
You can boil fresh vegetables just fine, however the method with roasting vegetables first produce more tasting and colorful broth. If you are looking to get more colorful broth keep inner clean brown layer of onion shell on, using more carrot will help too.
Fish with VegetablesMay 25th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is my mom’s recipe, she used to cook pretty much any fish we had like this. Original recipe calls for parsley roots, but they are hard to come around here, so I used parsnips instead and it worked good.
Important moment: the fish should be with bones (so pieces won’t fall apart). Actually this recipe is very good for bony fish: if you let fish simmer with vegetables for longer – smaller bones will dissolve while cooking.
Jellied Meat (Kholodets)November 10th, 2012 in Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Chicken, Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Another traditional dish of various east and west european cuisines (russian, ukrainian, polish, and many others): jellied meat, also knows as kholodets, studen, dragli, aspic, and many other names.
Main ingredient to successful preparation of jellied meat is using meat with cartilages (hocks, years, tails, etc), without these broth will not jelly (pig or chicken skin helps too).
If broth doesn’t jelly (too less cartilages used) you can dissolve a bit of gelatin in the broth before pouring it to the dish. I don’t like using gelatin, but it can be a fail-safe mechanism if you want to make the dish is ready in time for an important event.
Chicken Liver with Mushrooms and Sour CreamJune 23rd, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is tender dish made of chicken livers cooked under sour cream and nutmeg sauce with mushrooms and carrots.
I love chicken liver for its texture and easiness to cook. However if for some reason you don’t like it or don’t have it, this dish can be also cooked with beef liver, just slice it in smaller pieces.
Chicken liver with mushrooms and sour cream goes great accompanied with boiled potatoes or buckwheat as a side dish. Serve it for lunch or dinner.
Russian Vinaigrette Salad (Salad Vinegret)June 9th, 2012 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Vinaigrette salad (or salad “vinegret” how it is called in russian) is traditional salad of russian cuisine.
It is made of boiled vegetables (beets, potatoes and carrots), onions, sauerkraut and cucumbers pickled in salt.
Some recipes call for peas instead of boiled beans, some others skip beans all together. But to me real vinegret is the one with beans.
Traditionally this salad is dressed with sunflower oil, but it can be substituted with other oil to your taste.