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Cilantro Lime Shrimps

March 24th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Cilantro Lime Shrimps

Discovered this simple way to dress boiled shrimps while trying to recreate a similar one from Costco: marinate boiled shrimps in lime juice, spices and cilantro.

Of course the taste is not exactly the same as of Costco ones, but the list of ingredients is also much shorter.

These shrimps can be served on their own as appetizer or added to salads or tacos.

Using already cooked, peeled and deveined shrimps like I did will save a lot of time, if you want to cook and/or clean shrimps yourself, factor the time in for it.

Raw Broccoli and Tomato Salad

February 27th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Raw Broccoli and Tomato Salad

This is easy and refreshing tasting salad of few ingredients: all you need is fresh broccoli crown, few tomatoes, onion and some greens.

It is important to use broccoli crown as it is normally more soft and less chewy than more mature pieces.

Raw broccoli and tomato salad pairs well with meat or poultry courses.

Mussels Steamed with Shallots in Wine and Butter Sauce

February 9th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Mussels Steamed with Shallots in Wine and Butter Sauce

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.

Avocado Salad Dressing

July 9th, 2011 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
Avocado Salad Dressing

This creamy avocado salad dressing somewhat resembles guacamole dip, after all it consists of almost the same ingredients, just in different proportion.

However it is much more spicy and more liquid which obviously makes it easier to dress salads with it: lettuce salad with tomatoes, avocados and shrimps is my personal choice for this dressing.

Ready spicy avocado dressing can be stored in the airtight container in fridge for several days.

Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

March 12th, 2011 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

This simple salad with tomatoes and cucumbers is very popular in Ukraine, and I don’t see any reasons why it wouldn’t be liked in any other country which grows tomatoes, cucumbers, dill and sour cream with onions and garlic.

As opposite to summer salad with tomato and cucumbers with vegetable oil based dressing, this one uses sour cream and mayonnaise.

If you are trying to cut on calories – use mix of sour cream and low calorie yoghurt, or just yoghurt as a base for dressing, but, believe me, this salad tastes the best with real sour cream.

Spicy Guacamole Dip

February 26th, 2011 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
Spicy Guacamole Dip

First time I tried this green dip, it was served as a side dish to something very spicy in mexican restaurant, and it didn’t impress me. Probably, that was about color: I never seen avocados before and their bright green color seem almost artificial.

Nevertheless, I tried it and since then these unusual and very nutritious fruits are very important part of my diet: amusingly they have more potassium than bananas, have high fiber content and rich on vitamins E, B and K.

This variant of guacamole is a bit spicy. If you want to make it mild: either increase amount of avocados or reduce amount of serrano peppers and onion; adding sour cream can help reduce hotness as well.

Beet Salad with Prunes and Walnuts

November 13th, 2010 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Beet Salad with Prunes and Walnuts

Beet salad with prunes, walnuts and onions dressed up with mayo or sour cream or both is one of the traditional salads of ukrainian cuisine.

Also, this dish is one of the not many dishes which uses beets as a main ingredient.

It is very important to use sweet and rich red color beets for this salad. So, when buying beets scratch their skin with a nail: dark red pulp under skin is a sign of good beet, not pink and not white.

It is also important to use good quality walnuts; taste before you buy them: old walnuts can be bitter and using such will make you salad taste bitter as well.

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