Russian stewed cabbage or Russian braised cabbage is called Solyanka in Russian. Please note that this aromatic and hearty stew dish made with sour or fresh cabbage (or both) with some smoked pork meat and mushrooms is NOT the same as the Solyanka soup (click the link for the soup recipe). In Russian solyanka cabbage stew the flavours of smoked pork, cabbage, mushrooms and herbs mix together to create a mouth watering dish which is especially good for winter. The recipe is not difficult and works great in a crock pot. Enjoy!
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Tagged caraway, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, white-cabbage
There are two methods of pickling mushrooms in Russia. You can salt them in a barrel (and they will be salted mushrooms) or marinate them with vinegar. I am not so fond of the taste of salted mushrooms but quite like marinated mushrooms. Russian marinated mushrooms (or pickled with vinegar mushrooms) are a great addition to hors d’oeuvre or traditional Russian cold starters variety. Here is my mother’s recipe which makes mild and tasty marinated mushrooms and works well for both wild mushrooms and white button mushroom. And of course you can marinate button mushrooms from your nearest green grocer all year round!
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Tagged dill herb, garlic, mushrooms
Pickled canned tomatoes (that are traditionally called marinated in Russia) is a very popular method of preserving the harvest. In the end of the summer, when tomatoes are plentiful, is the time to do your pickling to fill up the larder for the winter consumption. Pickled tomatoes by this recipe are mild but pungent, they are real Russian spiced pickled tomatoes with herbs. Enjoy!
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Tagged dill herb, garlic, tomatoes
This is a common Russian version of a traditional coleslaw. It is easy to make, light and relatively low in calories but filling cabbage salad with carrots. How is this recipe different from a typical English/American slaw? There is no mayonnaise in the Russian cabbage salad. Instead Russian cole slaw is dressed with lemon juice, salt and just a bit of oil. It is light, healthy and tasty if you know just one little secret of making it. Here it is… Continue reading
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Tagged caraway, carrots, unrefined sunflower oil, white-cabbage
When I was a child my parents took me to Armenia to visit some friends. One of the things that impressed me was Armenian food with its bright flavours. These simple roll idea we brought home with us from that journey and it became a part of our menu since. These rolls are very easy and quick to prepare when you have lavash – thin Armenian bread that is also popular in Turkey and Lebanon. Lavash rolls with boiled egg, tomato, feta cheese and basil will make a great breakfast or lunch. Continue reading
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Tagged basil, cheese, eggs, lavash, tomatoes