Through romantic or funny Christmas stories of foreign film studios, we firmly grasp the menu New Year's table is European or American, which is always the highlight of the turkey. And wishing to join the Western culture, we rush in search of the immense carcass (a giant in our understanding) to the shops and markets, in order to prepare this Christmas turkey.
And, incidentally, local Christmas traditions is not worse! For example, you know that in Russia on major holidays the table was fed duck or goose. And we prepared them so different that today this solemn dishes recipes simply unthinkable thinkable! Try, for example, to cook a duck with cabbage and apples. You think there's only one way to prepare duck was this? At least three! Are you surprised? Then take the recipes duck with apples and sauerkraut.
Duck baked with cabbage and apples
Large duck - about 3 kg;
Apples sour taste - 6 pieces;
Sauerkraut - 1 kg;
Dried mushrooms - 100 g;
Onions - 3 heads;
Honey - 2 tablespoons;
Dried Barberry - 2 pinches;
Nutmeg - a pinch;
Cumin - a pinch;
Salt and black pepper.
Prepare bird advance, for example, in the evening. To start the duck to be treated by removing the inside fat (fat we need for frying) and remove the skin from the hemp feathers. It is not forbidden, and singe the carcass if it is in your opinion does not look very aesthetically pleasing. And then washed and obsushennuyu need to marinate the duck. To do this, put in a bowl of honey, add a spoonful of soy sauce, salt and black pepper to taste and mix thoroughly mixed. Now rub the bird inside and out this marinade, wrap in plastic wrap to clean in the refrigerator overnight. In total, the duck is to fifteen hours to marinate.
Shortly before the end of marinating duck pour boiling water over mushrooms, sauerkraut washed (if necessary) and mix with cumin. My apples, cut into quarters, remove the tough core and seeds. Then pour them any suitable seasoning (optional!), Barberry and nutmeg. Now we pull out the duck and stuffed with apples from the inside. Carcase can sew, but you can not do that, and then put in utyatnitsu (baking dish) or any deep ovenproof dish. We send the bird in the oven and bake on high heat for about half an hour.
While preparing for a duck with apples, fat drips out in a roasting pan and passeruem it coarsely chopped (thick ring) onions. We take out the duck from the oven flushed, release the baking dish and add up in her fried onion. Put the onion sauerkraut, and along the walls of the mold is attached steamed mushrooms. On cabbage put duck with apples, honey lubricates bird or even the remaining marinade, cover with a lid and shape again put in the oven. Bates fire and leave the duck with sauerkraut, apples and mushrooms to languish for two hours. After a couple of hours to remove gusyatnitsy cover and bring a dish until ready for another half hour. Serve with boiled potatoes or without a side dish, as an independent, and quite self-sufficient meal.
Duck, stuffed cabbage and apples
Duck -2-3 kg;
Apples - 5 pieces;
Sauerkraut - about a kilogram;
Salt and black pepper.
Singeing, pluck, and my obsushivayut carcasses. Thoroughly soak through from the inside and rub black pepper and salt. If desired, this mixture can be added a little sugar and any spices (curry, hops-suneli, paprika, barberry and others. - To taste). Cabbage, if necessary, washed and cut into quarters apples and freed from the rigid center and seeds. Now make an incision in the stomach to the birds of the sternum and carcass stuffed with apples and sauerkraut, laying them one by one. Stuffing should be laid tightly compacted to duck inside was completely filled with sauerkraut and apples. Then sew up the toothpicks or shear (only wooden!) Incision and placed the bird in the pan.
Preheat the oven and put it in a duck hour and a half or two. While the duck is baked, pour a few times it drips juice and fat that will drain to the pan, but the bird did not turn over! After half an hour we take out the baking sheet, spread around the birds remaining apples and cabbage, and again put in the oven for another hour. Cooked duck exempt from filling and cut into pieces a la carte. On a large platter lay cabbage with apples and put on top of pieces of poultry. Serve hot.
Roast duck with cabbage, potatoes and apples
Most bird duck;
A kilo of sauerkraut;
Duck carcass boil almost entirely until cooked meat should be soft, but should not fall off the bones. Pre-boil the potatoes in their skins, cool it and cleared. Cabbage in a deep roasting pan fry in vegetable oil. To get exactly fried cabbage, it is necessary to cook in small portions, over high heat, and open hearth. Toasted sliced cabbage mix with large slices of boiled potatoes and add up to bakeware.
Duck take out of the broth and give it to dry, then cut into small portions. In a separate bowl, mix honey with mustard (proportion - to taste) and dipped into the mixture pieces of duck, fry them over high heat in a roasting pan with hot oil. Similarly, fried apples and pre-cutting them into eight pieces and remove the hard midway. Before serving, warm up the potatoes with fried sauerkraut and put them on a wide dish. On top of laid pieces of duck and fried apples on the edges.
For this dish, sauerkraut can be fried with onions, cut into half rings. Another version of the duck cooking - roasting poultry and apple slices in the oven. Only in this case the sauce to dip only meat and apples cut into quarters should be laid on a baking sheet next to the pieces of duck. Bake the duck to deep brown. And another important point. For any option cooking duck with apples and cabbage, apples must be taken sour or sweet-sour. Best - green (color, not maturity!).
Try one of the recipes for duck with apples and sauerkraut. The result is sure to please you. Cook with pleasure and enjoy your meal!
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Casserole with chicken meat
Dish of potatoes and cheese
If you want a quick bite to eat and not to stand for a long time at the stove, make a casserole of potatoes. For the filling, use your favorite foods, such as beef, pork, mushrooms, cheese. Dish always get a hearty, ruddy and very handsome.
Casserole with chicken meat
Potato gratin in multivarka preparing not for a long time and does not stick. This recipe is so simple that it will be able to master even the young mistress. We use the shopping minced chicken, but you can take beef or pork. If you have time, do it yourself: it grind raw meat using a meat grinder, add the onion. Then slug salt and stir with a spoon.
1/2 kilo of minced chicken
two kilos of potatoes
salt and spices - to taste
Onion - one piece
vegetable oil - for frying
25 grams of flour
Potatoes, peeled in advance, cover with water and place on the stove, turning the burner on medium power. When the vegetables are ready, drain the excess liquid, add a little butter and mash. We recommend using a blender to get rid of lumps and get a lush smooth.
Now clean from the husk onion and cut it into small cubes, then add salt and pepper stuffing, fry both ingredients in a pan with vegetable oil.
When the sauce has cooled slightly, enter a mixture of eggs and flour. Thoroughly whisk weight blender or mixer and go to the final stage of cooking. So, brush a piece of butter Multivarki bowl, then lay out the products in layers. First comes the potatoes (but not the whole, but only half), then filling, and in the end must make a "roof" of the remaining puree. Each "floor" dishes carefully leveled wooden spatula. Put the casserole in multivarku and turn on the "Baking", cook for about an hour.
When an alarm sounds, do not rush to get the dish - though it is a little infusion. Taking it from the dishes, cut into pieces and arrange on plates in portions, watering sour cream or mayonnaise. As a side dish to fit casserole homemade pickles, sauerkraut or, for example, pickled mushrooms.
Dish of potatoes and cheese
We offer another recipe for those who belong to the meat cool.
eight medium potatoes
butter - 20 grams
eggs - two pieces
a small package of cream
cheese - 200 grams
30 grams of corn flour
The first thing to do - is to boil the potatoes, and then grind it into mashed potatoes, add a piece of butter. If the weight entered is too thick, dilute it a little liquid in which cooked vegetables, or slightly warmed milk. Green chop with a knife, and enter into a puree, mix everything thoroughly.
Then, in a separate piala whisk corn flour and eggs, and cheese into thin strips rub on a grater. The resulting mixture pour into the potatoes and beat all the blender.
Now we have to create a dish: treat Multivarki cup butter, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and place the first layer, consisting of mashed potatoes (portion reserved for further preparation). Garnish with cheese on top and cover with all the remaining potatoes, smooth it with a spatula. Bake the dish in the "Oven" (set the first level) for no longer than an hour.
Dish of potatoes, the recipe of which you now know, you can eat and hot and cold - a taste of this dish does not lose.