Recipes / Кулинарыe рецепты
Here are some wonderful recipes I learned here in Russia. It’s not all Russian cuisine, but they are part of my Siberian adventures, so I figured I would share!
Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Rice
Ingredients: eggs, soy sauce, apple vinegar, vegetables (of any variety you choose), one green apple, garlic, rice, oil, tomato paste
Sauce (Prepare this first!)
1. It’s ridiculously simple. Mix together each 4 tablespoons of apple vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, and sugar. They all must be in equal proportions (so you can add more or less tablespoons for all depending on how much you are making).
1. Slice the apple and the selection of vegetables and throw it into a pan for cooking.
2. Pour the sauce over the vegetables. Mix it throughout the vegetables thoroughly.
3. Let it simmer for a few minutes, so that the flavor can be absorbed by the vegetables.
1. Boil the rice until soft and ready. Make sure to rinse thoroughly.
2. Pour some oil into a frying pan and add the rice.
3. Add the eggs (the number of eggs depends on how many you want and how much rice you’re making). Make sure you distribute them evenly throughout the rice. This will give it a nice flavor.
4. Add any spices you might want.
5. When the rice is done, add the vegetable mix to it and enjoy!
Blini (Russian pancakes/crepes)
Ingredients: eggs, flour, salt, sugar, milk, butter, vegetable oil, baking soda, various fillings (such as jams, fruit, sour cream, condensed milk, or Nutella)
1. To prepare the mix, mix in the following proportions: egg for every cup of flour and milk. The flour and the milk must be the same amounts. You may add as much salt and sugar as you desire, although you don’t need much of either, they’re just for flavor. Put in a teaspoon of oil. Mix it well. If it’s too thick (if it doesn’t drip easily), then add some lukewarm water until it is the right consistency.
2. Pour a small amount of oil into a frying pan and use a spatula to spread it over the surface of the pan. Turn the burner onto a moderate heat to prevent burning.
3. Add a pinch of baking soda to the mix and mix well.
4. Take a large ladle and fill it halfway. Pour it into the pan and pick it up, turning it around until the mix forms a circle.
5. Wait for a minute and check the bottom of the pancake. There should be some brown on the bottom. If there is, then flip it over to cook the other side.
6. When the other side of the pancake has browned (not necessarily all the way, it may be in some spots here and there), then put the pancake on a plate. Spread some butter over the surface of the pancake. This will prevent the blini from sticking together when you stack them on top of each other.
7. Repeat steps 4 – 6 for the rest of the mix until it is used up.
8. To prepare for consumption, take a single blin and put it flat on the plate. Take a filling of your choice and spread it over the surface of the blin. Then fold as you desire and eat!
***I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MIXING NUTELLA WITH STRAWBERRY JAM OR JELLY AS A FILLING. IT IS AMAZING!!!***