As the majority of our clients are Russian it’s our pleasure to write about their lifestyle, habits and of course about their magnificent cuisine. This time we present you the top 10 home made Russian apetizers.
Firstly the most important companion on this food trip is Vodka, so everything that goes well with it, goes well with our top 10 chart too.
The most common Russian meal or snack is the salt-dried Vobla. It’s generally eaten without sauces or side dishes and is popular in many Russian households and beer restaurants. Vobla could be considered a raw fish, but, in fact, it is neither raw nor cooked, but rather salt-cured. It is soaked in brine for some days and then is thoroughly air-dried for another two, which in the end denatures the protein, as a form of chemical “cooking”.
Pickled mushrooms are another Russian homemade gourmet item. It usually has long history – first they are being hand picked by family members in the woods in fall, then precisely prepared to being pickled and then those delicious jars are opened only for the great parties or holidays.
Home made fish soup, called “UKHA” is another thing that Russians consider to be traditionally Russian. Usually the recipe is very easy – any fish, could be freshly caught from local river, then a few potatoes and some carrots and onion, salt and here you have another appetizer for drinking outside. Also black pepper is often being added.
Our personal favourite is the famous Russian pickled cucumbers. It’s a must on all the Russian tables, goes fine with any dish. Every Russian know them from the birth, we also do!
Selyodka or marinated herring is also a protagonist on a traditional Russian table. It’s the most important component in one of the most delicious Russian meal: Selyodka pod shuboy -“Herring under fur coat”.
In Russia bacon is called “salo” and people it it raw, the less meat and the more fat in it the better it is. They put it in the fridge, right in the freezer, it is not cutted but in one big piece, then take it off, slice it thin and eat with Russian black bread and garlic.
No item is as much important to a Ruissan table as bread. Especially black rye bread. In times of trouble Russian black bread has meant the difference between starvation and life itself. In Russia bread has its own laws, regulations and even price controls.
Caviar. No need for explanation. Russian people love it the most and eat it very often on the big ocassions too, usually on bread. Eating caviar with just a spoon always meant to be the sign of luxury in Russia. We tried and became huge fans.
And the last but definately not least is “Olivije” salad. This one is a true must at any party, especially the most beloved Russian New Year’s party. In Europe it is known and appreciated as French-salad, but believe us, the first creator of this beauty was truly Russian who learned the basics from a French cook who lived in St.Petersburg.
This salad is made of boiled potatoes, a lot of mayo and wurst or meat, also green peas, carrots, eggs and green onions,the smallest you cut the delicious you got. Russians joke that olivje salad is often used as a table pillow, for those who got too much vodka and can’t hold their head – they simply drop it down to olivje plate.
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