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Shakhterskyi
The salad Shakhterskyi rose to fame during Soviet Union era. The successful combination of vegetables and meat is a key to salad’s richness and healthiness. Moreover, the salad can be served both warm immediately after being finished, and cooled, if it is stored in the fridge for several hours.
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Classic Mimosa
It is a tender layered salad, a very frequent guest on a festive Slavic table. The salad’s name comes from the yellow flower mimosa that’s why the salad’s top is dressed with egg yolk. The main ingredient is tinned fish. The classic recipe features mackerel or saury, however the contemporary Ukrainian housewives might use tinned tuna or salmon. The golden rule of delicious Mimosa is the right sequence of layers. It is better to serve the salad in a transparent bowl so the every layer of it is vi
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Barkhatnyi with Prunes
It is a tasty and nutritive salad, which requires only three main ingredients. It will be a great scarlet decoration at any table and will diversify the everyday fare. The finished salad can be dressed with ground walnuts.
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Beetroot salad
Beetroot salad is not indigenous Ukrainian dish, moreover, not even Slavic. It is still unknown what people invented this vegetable salad, but it definitely became a permanent feature of Ukrainian cuisine long ago. Beetroot salad is loved and valued on par with traditional national dishes here. It is made of boiled vegetables - potato, beetroot, carrot - pickles, onions or scallions, sauerkraut, pickled vegetables. The salad is regularly seasoned with mixture of vinegar, vegetable oil, salt and
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Olivier
Olivier is popular in the former USSR countries winter salad. It is regularly served at Ukrainians' New Year table on par with dressed herring and meat jelly. The salad combines several interesting ingredients: boiled vegetables, eggs and meat. Meat choice may vary - from poultry to pork. Some housewives add beef tongue instead of meat in order to make the salad especially tender. Regarding boiled vegetables - potatoes and carrots - they must get cold (indoor temperature) before getting in salad
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Dressed herring
In Ukraine dressed herring is mostly served at New Year celebration. It originated in Russia in the early 20th century and then spread to all former USSR cuisines including Ukrainian. Since then Shuba (literally: fur coat; colloquial name for dressed herring) is rightly considered to be national Ukrainian dish. Shuba is multicomponent dish. Its main ingredient is herring of spiced salting covered with layers of different vegetables: onion, potato, carrot and beet root. It's better to serve this
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Classic Mimosa
It is a tender layered salad, a very frequent guest on a festive Slavic table. The salad’s name comes from the yellow flower mimosa that’s why the salad’s top is dressed with egg yolk. The main ingredient is tinned fish. The classic recipe features mackerel or saury, however the contemporary Ukrainian housewives might use tinned tuna or salmon. The
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Roast
Roast is traditional Ukrainian meat dish that has no analogues in the world. Its main ingredients are meat and vegetables. Roast is regularly made from pork, because, contrary to other kinds of meat, it makes the broth rich enough. Roast recipes are not many - basically it's cooked identically all over Ukraine, having variations only in serving. Ro
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Baked buns with chicken and mushrooms
The farinaceous food is widely common in Ukrainian cuisine. The one of the most popular dishes is buns (pyrizhky). They are crescent-shaped or long-shaped stuffed pastry buns. In old times, they were the protagonist of every feast in Ukrainian house. Buns can be baked or fried; made of yeast dough or short pastry; they can be sweet or savory. Also
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Verguny
Verguny is a traditional Ukrainian delicacy. It is a confectionery from batter fried in high quantity of vegetable oil and covered with icing sugar. Cognac, rum or vodka are often added to verguny's batter, in order to make them piquant. If you roll out the paste very thin, verguny will be crispy, if you make it thicker, they will come out soft lik
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