Category Archives: entree

Simple Fish Sticks

In the next two posts I’ll talk about two recipes that are not particularly Russian. The reason I decided to include them is that they go very well with the first word in this blog’s title, “bystro”, which is the … Continue reading

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Red Beef Stew with Mushrooms

Here is a recipe from The Art of Russian Cuisine by Anne Volokh that became one of my favorite meat dishes. We can call it the meat version of the Fish in Tomato Sauce posted earler. The combination of smooth … Continue reading

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Moldovan Fish in Wine Sauce with Sauteed Vegetables

Life, and stomach flu, has been getting in the way of blogging for the last two weeks, and I am finally back. This post is a dish that is very similar to the previous recipe, Fish in Tomato Sauce. The … Continue reading

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Fish in Tomato Sauce

This is a simplified version of my grandmother’s Fish in Tomato Sauce. My grandmother is an expert cook who can whip up something absolutely delicious in minutes without ever looking at a recipe, and this fish is one of my … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Veal Stew with Squash and Mushrooms

Here is a stew recipe that makes use of the slow cooker to get veal to a state of soft and tender perfection. Veal is the only ingredient in this recipe to be prepared in the slow cooker. The squash … Continue reading

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Fish Stroganoff

This is the first fish recipe that I’m posting on this blog. Fish dishes are not the first thing we associate with Russian cuisine (unless, of course, we’re talking about sturgeon.) This would be a false first impression. Eastern Europe … Continue reading

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Meaty Kasha Varnishkes

Now that the Northeastern US is blanketed by snow, there seems to be no better time to make comfort food, which Kasha Varnishkes certainly is. Kasha Varnishkes is one of the better-known dishes of Jewish cuisine that was brought over … Continue reading

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