Golden Squid

Golden Squid

Squids belong to the group of decapod mollusks, and they are the most interesting inhabitants of the sea. Dishes with these mollusks were cooked in ancient Greece and Rome. The squid was called «winged fish» in the times of Antiquity, because it is a great swimmer. The only ones who are faster than the squid are tuna, swordfish and dolphins. Some squids, being chased, can fly out of water just like flying fish and sweep over the waves for more than ten meters.

Squid meat is very useful. It is rich in protein, which is very well absorbed by the organism. In addition, the meat of this mollusk contains taurine, which helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, to stabilize blood pressure and it also has an antisclerotic effect. Squid meat contains a very high percentage of protein, vitamins B6, PP, C, polyunsaturated fats, which has an important role in the balanced nutrition of person. Also, squid is rich in vitamin E and selenium, which remove salts of heavy metals from the organism. Squid meat does not contain cholesterol, it is lean and it is considered a dietary product. This seafood also contains iodine, which is necessary for a growing organism, as well as for the normalization of the thyroid gland. Squids are ideal for both children’s and dietary nutrition.

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Jellied Fish

Jellied Fish

It is very rare that there is no jellied meat dish on a holiday table. We are sure that a traditional jellied pork meat could be well replaced with jellied tuna.

Ingredients:
Tuna: 500 g.
White dried mushrooms: 200 g.
Carrots: 2 pcs.
Onions: 1 pc.
Gelatin: 50 g per 3 liters of water.
Bay leaf, salt, pepper to taste.

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Sea Cocktail Soup

Sea Cocktail Soup

Nowadays, you can always buy different vacuum sets of sea delicatessen or you can just choose any frozen seafood in the market.  We are going to cook a very tasty Chinese soup with seafood.

Ingredients:
Potatoes: 300 g.
Carrot: 1 pc.
Onions: 2 pcs.
Sea kale: 50 g.
Shrimps: 50 g.
Cuttlefish: 30 g.
Octopus: 30 g.
Mussels: 30 g.
Melted cheese: 1 pack.
Lean oil for frying.
Bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste.

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Stewed Brussels Sprouts

Stewed Brussels Sprouts

According to the researchers, Carl Linnaeus himself decided to call this vegetable as Brussels sprouts, and it has spread throughout Europe and it even got to America. It is considered that people began to cultivate it in the middle of the XVIII century, and in the first quarter of the XIX century, they were growing it not only in Belgium, but also in Holland, Britain, Germany, France, Canada and the USA.

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Kyoto

Kyoto

Simplicity is the path to success. Back in the day, Japanese fakirs hid a grass in their clothes, and then an unusually beautiful blooming cherry blossom grew out of their cuffs! This dish is the same – at first, it looks very simple, but it turns into a real delicacy during the cooking. Unusual, delicate taste brings us into the atmosphere of the calmness of the Pacific Ocean, over which the colors of modern industrial Kyoto stretch. You are calm and well fed!

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Macedonian Potatoes

Macedonian Potatoes

We are usually using potatoes as a side dish and it is only a shadow of the main dish. This recipe for cooking potatoes makes this dish a leader on the plate next to any cutlet or schnitzel! Crisp, spicy, fragrant – a real Macedonian!

Ingredients:
Potatoes: 10 pcs.
Mayonnaise: 5 tablespoons.
Garlic: 3 cloves.
Sunflower oil
 

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