Category Archives: appetizers

Soviet Cuisine: Assorted Fishes

Esteemed Readers, we pass to more complicated appetizers among which fishes (herrings, cod family & not expensive red ones) were extremely popular. Neither New Year nor any other important family event could did without these dishes. Today we cook the … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Russian Crab Salad & French Salad

Esteemed Readers, we continue our preparation for the Russian New Year.😊😊😊 The salad department is very rich so I offer you another two dishes that were favourite for the festive days. No matter the USSR, there was crab meat there. … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Shuba Salad

Another substantial salad we cannot avoid at any feast period is “Shuba Salad” or “Herrings in a Fur Coat” as we call it.  I suppose that its name has come due to a layer way it is cooked. It is … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: The Russian Salad

Esteemed Readers, step by step we pass to more substantial dishes. The famous Russian salad is one of them. A curious fact: in Russia it is called Olivier after the chef who invented it. Here is the classic Soviet recipe: … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Fish & Shrimp Aspic

Esteemed Readers, if you prefer light dishes, a fish aspic is a good solution. Besides, it is also popular as a festive dish & included in the New Year menu. Fish is more demanding for a recipe of the kind … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Kholodets/Aspic

Kholod’ets or st’uden’, a Russian version of jelly minced meat is an ancient dish. I suppose that it is as ancient as Moscow, (founded in 1147 as our historical sources declare). Due to our cold & hostile climit substantial meat … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads II

Carrots. summer radish & even sauerkraut are also popular ingredients for traditional Russian salads. Here are some recipes for your cooking inspiration, Esteemed Readers. Carrot, Apple & Walnut Salad Ingredients: Carrots – 200 gr., apples (not too sweet)- 300 gr., … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads

  The Russian cuisine is substantial, it is full of complicated dishes with numerous ingredients, however light vegetable & sometimes fruit salads might appear on a festive table & in an ordinary life. Classic Kremlin Beetroot Salad   Ingredients: Baked beetroot … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine. Light Appetizers. Canapés.

To be honest, Esteemed Readers, it makes me smile to translate this kind of appetizer as “a canapè”, but to say “a toast” sounds even worse. Let’s consider that it is a canapè of the Russian size😁 with a big … Continue reading

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