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Favorite Russian Recipe! :)

Angelina Dec 21, 2010 05:53 PM

ok...so I am obsessed lately with Russian food. I have always had it here in NJ, and last week we were in Brighton Beach (again!) for some great food!

From these posts, I have gotten great Armenian recipes, Greek, Lebanese, etc.

Now I want Russian.! Since I am not Russian, but love the food, can anyone share a family recipe, or something they love Russian? I have a few from restaurants I like...an Uzbeck salad....

Thanks for any help! or any links to sites that may be useful...I am an avid cook, so I am not afraid of any recipes!

Thanks again!!! :)

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    blinknoodle RE: Angelina Dec 21, 2010 07:44 PM

    Chicken Kiev
    Pierogi - I love dessert ones too (blueberry, strawberry, etc)

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      todao RE: blinknoodle Dec 22, 2010 07:13 PM

      We must be on the same wave length.

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      igorm RE: Angelina Dec 22, 2010 06:27 AM

      Beef/pork cutlets fried in butter with mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce. Berry kissel for dessert.

      Google Russian cuisine and you will get many traditional recipes.

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        Angelina RE: igorm Dec 22, 2010 05:30 PM

        sounds delish!

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          maudies5 RE: Angelina Dec 22, 2010 07:55 PM

          Look for the Pelmeny Siberia which was served at the Russian Tea Room in New York. Fantastic dish!

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        phoenikia RE: Angelina Dec 24, 2010 07:28 AM

        Borscht, Piroshki & Pelmeni!

        Haven't attempted to make Piroshki or Pelmeni yet!

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          hazelhurst RE: Angelina Dec 24, 2010 07:45 AM

          I am a cheerleader for the soups...Kharcho, Rassolnik, solyanka...this lst(meat version) is a delight & I've had lots if fun in Russia in a search for "The Best" which is a search that I hope never ends. I'd compare several versions of each of these--and more--to get a feel for them.

          Anything with mushrooms, of course, esp. the julienne (zhuliene) is a favorite of mine. The ones I have had on trains have always been good. And I like the oft-derided Salat Olivier (but it _can_ be bad, like anything else).

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            igorm RE: hazelhurst Dec 24, 2010 01:00 PM

            As you know, a russian cannot go without soup at a meal and therefore there are so many varieties. You hit some of the main ones and there are many, many more. Good luck on your quest!

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              Angelina RE: igorm Dec 27, 2010 07:11 AM

              Thanks!!! this is some great info!!

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            HillJ RE: Angelina Dec 24, 2010 01:20 PM

            Angelina, When I want to go full on Russian food, I head over to this blog. http://www.russianseason.net/

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              Angelina RE: HillJ Dec 27, 2010 07:11 AM

              awesome, Hill!!! thanks so much!

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              LittleBee RE: Angelina Aug 12, 2011 10:42 AM

              Angelina, I too am trying to learn Russian cooking, for my fiancee, and I too am not Russian. Sometimes, he shows me a recipe, and sometimes I look recipes up here:

              I find lots of good ones, especially those from "Olga's collection."

              I've loved the sauerkraut soup: http://www.ruscuisine.com/recipes/sou...

              and pelemeni: http://www.ruscuisine.com/recipes/bre...

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