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Quick Fried Beef with OnionsJune 6th, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is amazingly quick recipe for fried beef. Perfect dish for when you have some beef frozen up and you need to throw a dinner together quick and easy.
You don’t even need to thaw it all the way, meat will actually be much easier to slice if it is frozen a bit. Just make sure you use sharp knife.
Now, time to cook will depend on the meat cut – the softer meat is the lesser time to cook it will require. Just try from time to time until it is soft enough.
Pecan Stuffed Prunes with Whipped CreamFebruary 28th, 2015 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
For some weird reason this dessert is called “Snow White and Seven Dwarfs” in Ukraine. But it doesn’t make its taste any less than awesome: sourish prunes, stuffed with nuts on a bed of fluffy whipped cream.
Prunes can be stuffed in advance, in fact nuts will taste even better after few hours in prunes. And then whip cream and assemble dessert right before serving it.
By the way, you can use other nuts instead of pecans, for example walnuts or almonds, whatever you like more.
Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms and Sour CreamFebruary 14th, 2015 in Main Dishes, Rabbit by Julia Volhina
Rabbit meat is considered to be lean and overall healthy meat option. We were cooking rabbits pretty often at home in Ukraine. But here in US I was never lucky enough to see one in store.
This seem had changed recently: both, Whole Foods and Giant Eagle Market District in area where we live, now started carrying young rabbits (I hope it isn’t some kind of trial).
So I couldn’t resist, bought one and decided to share this simple and yet pretty tasty recipe for rabbit stew with mushrooms and sour cream. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Pineapple Stuffed Pork PocketsOctober 10th, 2014 in Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Pork tastes great with pineapple. These pork pockets rubbed with mix of spices and stuffed with pineapple chunks are perfect fit for romantic or celebration dinner.
Other cuts of pork can be cooked like this, but tenderloin works the best due to shape and tenderness.
I used fresh pineapples, but canned ones may work good too.
Mushroom and Carrots Stuffed Chicken CasseroleMay 31st, 2014 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is somewhat unusual dish to cook: mushroom and carrot stuffing baked inside of chicken meat “crust”.
But I assure you, it is totally worth cooking, for romantic dinner for example. Leftovers can be easily warmed up in microwave.
By the way, juices and removing casserole from the dish are a bit easier to handle if you use springform, but casserole dish would work too.
Veal Rolls with PearMarch 15th, 2014 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
I saw veal rolls with pear meal in some TV show once and wanted to try it ever since.
The combination of ingredients in this recipe is unusual, veal is pretty expensive and somewhat hard to find here in US. This is probably the reason why I got to this recipe only now.
I used veal scallopini here, because they are already sliced, and it is easier to pick meat pieces of right amount and size. But you can also use whole piece of veal meat and slice it yourself. As for the pear, use ripe fragrant pear for better results.
Chicken Rolls with OrangesJanuary 18th, 2014 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is interesting recipe for a holiday or romantic dinner: tender chicken rolls stuffed with oranges.
Small orange segments are easier to wrap, so try to find small oranges. It is also important that oranges are not bitter and don’t have seeds.
Chicken rolls stuffed with oranges taste great when paired with potato side(s), for example with mashed potatoes.