Sturgeon Caviar | Russia/Iran


Delish Recipes reached 150 fans today! Shall we celebrate with some Haute Cuisine?
How about Caviar Canapés and Champagne? :)

Given its high price in the West, caviar is associated with luxury and wealth. In Russia and other Eastern European cultures, though still expensive, caviar is commonly served at holiday feasts and special occasions. In Russia, the concept generally includes both sturgeon roe (black caviar) and salmon roe (red caviar), the former not necessarily superior to the latter.

In East Asia, "caviar" made from caplin roe may be found on sushi and is often very affordable. Salmon roe is called "ikura" in Japanese, a derivative of the Russian, "ikra" (caviar). Sturgeon-derived caviar is not eaten by Kosher observant Orthodox Jews because sturgeon lack the scales mandated by the kosher diet. Sturgeon possess ganoid scales instead of the permitted ctenoid and cycloid scales. In Islam generally all sea or river animals such as fish are lawful and halal which applies to the sturgeon as well as its caviar.

Halloween Cookie Ideas

Originally uploaded by rosey sugar

Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31. Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films.

On every Tuesdays for the next six weeks, we will feature a Halloween recipe. Hope it will give you some ideas, preparing you to the Halloween party :)

Here's the first video recipe for decorating the Halloween Mummy Cookie.

Bacon-wrapped Beef Tenderloin

Originally uploaded by varf

 A beef tenderloin, known as an eye fillet in New Zealand and Australia, filet in France and fillet in England, is cut from the loin of beef.

As with all quadrupeds, the tenderloin refers to the psoas major muscle anterior to the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, near the kidneys. This muscle does very little work, so it is the most tender part of the beef. The tenderloin can either be cut for roasts or for steaks.

Tenderloins from steers and heifers are most common at retail, but those from cows are common in foodservice applications, such as less expensive steakhouses.

A common misconception is that the tenderloin is also called a Chateaubriand steak, when in fact, the Chateaubriand is a recipe for a particular tenderloin steak which originates from France.

Typically, the Chateaubriand is taken from the center-cut of the tenderloin, in a large enough portion to feed two. There are three main "parts" of the tenderloin: the butt, the center-cut, and the tail. The butt end is usually suitable for carpaccio, as the eye can be quite large; cutting a weight-portioned steak from the butt will invariably yield a very thin steak. The center-cut is suitable for portion-controlled steaks as the diameter of the eye remains relatively consistent. The center-cut can yield the traditional 'fillet mignon' or tenderloin steak, as well as the Chateaubriand and Beef Wellington. The tenderloin tapers off into a tail, which is generally unsuitable for steaks due to consistency of size concerns, but can be used in recipes where small pieces of a tender cut is called for, such as Stroganoff.

Rice and Peas (Caribbean|Jamaican)

Jamaican Rice and Peas

Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Amerindian, British, Spanish, French, Dutch, Indian, and Chinese cuisine. These traditions were brought from the many homelands of this region's population. In addition, the population has created styles that are unique to the region.

Broccoli Salad

Originally uploaded by zannnielim

  • Just boil the broccoli to al dente :)
  • Drain away the water
  • Sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil
  • And garlic powder
  • Add LAND-LEBEN Soup & Snack Pearls
  • Toss it, and enjoy! :)

Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Originally uploaded by p o n z u

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Mediterranean Flat Bread Video Recipe

Suggested autumn vegetables:-
1 large sweet potato ("garnet yam" or other), peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
3-4 medium red or yukon gold potatoes (or 1 russet potato, peeled), chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 acorn or butternut squash, or 2 delicata squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped into bite-sized chunks
1 large yellow onion, chopped fine
2-3 shallots, chopped fine
About 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Some fresh thyme and rosemary, chopped (or a few pinches of dried, crumbled between your fingers)
red pepper flakes (optional), to taste
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