Golubtsi are rolls based mainly on meat, rice, vegetables, wrapped in a cabbage leaf and then left to cook in a pan.
They represent an interesting appetizer typical of Russian cuisine and in particular Belarusian and Ukrainian.
The preparation is quite simple and does not require ingredients that are difficult to find. Continue reading “Golubtsi (or Russian Cabbage Rolls)”
Blini are one of the most frequent and ancient dishes of Russian cuisine.
The recipe, at least as regards the aesthetic result, is very similar to that of crepes.
Blini are prepared and consumed immediately seasoned according to tradition with red caviar (ikra) or smetana or other ingredients that can vary from sweet to savory according to personal tastes. Continue reading “Blini (or Russian Crepes)”
A very famous salad in Russia and in general throughout Eastern Europe is the Herring Under the Fur Coat (Selyodka Pod Shuboi) known more simply as “Shuba”.
The name derives from the fact that, by construction, the herring is covered in layers of other ingredients and looks almost as if it is inside a fur coat.
It is a dish that is made mainly for the holidays and in particular for the New Year. Continue reading “Shuba – Herring Under a Fur Coat Salad”