Soup When my wife was “selling” the idea of living in Russia to me she very excitedly told me that she was proud to make me some “Russian Soup” I was totally unimpressed as I didn’t think much of soup until I arrived here. This is now a family joke of course, as I’ve really become fond of soup while living here, it is typical to have soup over three or 4 days and there a long list of types of soup, including cabbage soup.
A strange thing abut soup here is that it is normally served with a dollop of sour cream either on the side or in the soup.
Fish Pie It is common to order pie made in trays and cut into squares as a party food. (Chicken, Fish, and Desert Pie made from Cranberry)
Pilmeni also known as dumplings are a Russian favourite. My mother in law loves them even known exactly ho many would fill me up for a lunch time snack.
Caviar is also popular and most Russians would be familiar with it having their own private connections. Get the environmentally friendly variety when buying. The rarest and costliest is from beluga sturgeon that swim in the Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan.
Borsh Think Beetroot stew? It is a meat dish and personally a favourtie of mine. Its a real treat when you’ve come in from the cold. I also like cold beetroot soup.
There are few varieties of Borsh with homemade recipes passed from generation to generation. I surprised myself by actually loving this soup.
Fish Pie Okay this one was weird to me at first, the Fish pie, I’ve never had fish pie and was curious to try it out . Its definitely a unique taste .
Caviar The main types of caviar are Beluga, Sterlet, Kaluga hybrid, American osetra, Ossetra, Siberian sturgeon and Sevruga.
The rarest and costliest is from beluga sturgeon that swim in the Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan.
Pelmeni are the dumplings of Russian cuisine which consist of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough.
Dumplings are big in Russia, a relatively quick meal to prepare but simply boiling in water, like pastry wrapping different kinds of Ingredients., meats etc The great mystery is trying to work out where the dumpling originates from, some say the Urals, others Siberia. even the Ukraine.