Palenytsia or chicken, pork and homemade bread stew

Palenytsia is an ancient dish made of stewed chicken and pork, and pieces of homemade bread. The bread soaks up the savory meat juice, and the delicious flavor beckons everyone to the table. Mix the flour and the water in a bowl and knead on a work surface adding as much flour as needed. Roll the dough out up to 1,5-2 […]

Kholodets (jellied meat)

If the kholodets is transparent and gets jellied – be sure your kholodets is perfect! To make the kholodets jelly besides the meat there should be cartilage (hocks, ears, cloven hooves). Soak the meat and bones with cold water for min 4 hours or even for a night. Pour over the bones with cartilage 3 l of […]

Stuffed fish

Stuffed fish – what a stunning modern Ukrainian recipe! You take simple ingredients – a plain carp, root vegetables, spices – apply some time and effort, and there you are: not an ordinary stuffed carp, but dainty, melt-in-the-mouth fish! Remove head by cutting just under the pectoral fins. Pull the gills and eyes off the head,without […]

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Green borshch – Sorrel soup

Green borshch or sorrel soup is often considered to be a spring treat though you can cook it all year long. Drop the eggs (1 egg for 1 person) into boiling water and scoop them out in 8 minutes, then peel. Peel the onions, carrots and celeriac, shred them and put the vegetables into a 5 […]

Kruchenyky filled with mushrooms

Kruchenyky filled with mushrooms are always honored among the traditional Ukrainian favourites along with varenyky and holubtsi (stuffed cabbage rolls). For the filling finely chop 1 onion, heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok, then stir-fry the chopped onion. Wipe the mushrooms or wash them (as quickly as possible to prevent from soaking). Cut the […]

Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky

  Ivan Kotliarevsky in his famous Eneida describing Ukrainian hospitality wrote about famous ancient dish – Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky. First grind the salo (fatback) using a pestle and mortar – that is a traditional way or mince it using a mincer – a modern way or just cut it in tiny little […]

Crimean tartar chebureky with simple dough recipe

  Crisp outside and juicy inside! The dough for the chebureky is nothing unavailable – just flour, salt, water and a splash of oil, that is must-have simplicity of each true ethnic cuisine – checked by ages, plain and suiting everybody’s taste. Sift the flour into a bowl, add 1/2 tsp salt. Make a well in […]

Vushka to borshch (video)

Vushka to borshch – the one of the most popular dishes on the Ukrainian Christmas Eve. More recipes for Cristmas Eve dinner: – kutia (recipe with video) – borshch – fasting sous with Wild white (King bolete) dried mushrooms – fasting holubtsi with potatos – stuffed fish – knish with buckwheat – homemade bread – uzvar (compote) […]

Ukrainian borshch

Royal soup for either festive feast or everyday meal. To prepare the dish without meat you will spend less time than for classic meat Ukrainian borshch but that veg one tastes perfectly rich! Pour 600 ml water over butter beans, put the lid on, bring to the boil, then remove and wait until cool. Peel […]

Herring under fur coat – Shuba salad

Classic herring under veg fur coat known also as Shuba (fur coat in Ukrainian) salad – everything except the potato. The matter is one can cook potatoes or rice or anything else as a hot side dish, and – voila – garnished Shuba salad is not snack any longer – but perfect dinner. Especially if the herring is homepickled and the mayonnaise is […]