Recipes for the New Year 2014 - recipes for the year Horses
Mar 07, 2018
The bakery table on New Year's Eve is not only a long tradition of our people, but also an established pride that promises the fulfillment of the most cherished desires to the owners of the house: happiness and prosperity, health and prosperity.
Therefore, as early as December, when the first snowfall begins to swirl, the hostesses will start looking for original recipes for the New Year 2014. The next year, according to the calculations of Chinese astrologers, will take place under the sign of the Green, Gray or Blue Wooden Horse.
How to please the patroness of the coming year
Not so long ago, Europeans began to follow the tradition of preparing for the New Year's table exactly those dishes that can appease the mascot of the year in the eastern calendar.
What does the horse like - the symbol of the next year? Vegetables and fruits, greens, bread and cereals, sugar is the pet food of a four-legged animal. And the most adored delicacies for the hardworking beauty of a horse were always apples and carrots. These products will perfectly suit both as ingredients for salads, and in the form of original decorations of dishes with various bright figures.
Eastern philosophy, defining each symbol of the year, necessarily takes into account the duo of two important characteristics - belonging to the elements and color of the totem. Experts recommend the element "tree" to use in trays, stands under napkins and other elements of decor.
But the Emerald Horse will be pleased with the products of its range of shades:
- Violet and blue hues in eggplant, purple cabbage, beetroot, red onion, basil, plum, blueberry, grapes, blackberries, black currant, black chokeberry, red wineand fruit, berry juice of dark color.
- Green cucumber, peas, avocado, zucchini, cabbage, bell pepper, spinach, kiwi, leek, lettuce, green apples, lime and cocktails from these plants.
A horse is a very industrious and quick-bitten animal, so the recipes for the New Year 2014 must necessarily include animal food in addition to plant.
Meat of small or large animals( except horse meat): pork, beef, lamb, carcass of rabbit or rabbit, baked in oven or stew, as well as poultry meat is considered to be the priority in cooking. Very tasty, healthy and suitable dishes for the New Year's table can be prepared from fish.
The only "golden" rule of the New Year's table 2014: the wayward horse loves only quality and fresh food! In the menu of the festive evening there should be no canned food( except vegetables).
When choosing recipes for the New Year 2014, you should pay attention to those that you have never put on the festive table:
Lamb stew with vegetables
You will need the following ingredients: lamb( fillet) - 3 kg, saucebalsamico - 1¼ cup( 250 ml), 100-150 g of celery, carrots and leeks, 50 ml of vinegar, pepper fragrant( peas) - 2 tablespoons, 3 gingerbreads, 2 cups( 400 ml) of beef broth, 1¼( 250 ml) of red dry wine, 100 g of onion, the same amount of butter, 50 grams of ghee, 45 g of cardamom, 12 grains of juniperspruce, 1 chili, salt - to taste.
- We extract the seeds of cardamom and pound them. Pepper cut in half. Onions and leeks, carrots and celery will be washed and cut into small rings. In an enamel saucepan, let's lay out these vegetables, add balsamic, vinegar and wine, and marinate the mixture. Boil it, then let it cool. Vegetables are marinated.
- Clear the meat from the films and veins, then cut into small, even pieces. We will marinate meat with vegetables for two days. In a hurry, such a dish will not work, as the saturation of meat with spices occurs within 48 hours.
- Prepared meat is fried in melted or butter evenly on all sides.
- The oven is heated to 175-180 degrees and bake the meat in the same bowl for one and a half hours. We add the rest of the marinade and weak it in the oven for about another three hours. Then cover it with foil on a baking sheet and leave in the oven, previously turned off.
- Filter the broth, which was left after the languishing meat, bring it to a boil and pour the beef. Season the mixture with a small amount of sugar, sprinkle it with crushed gingerbread and bring it to the boil again. We beat the butter and add it to the broth. We add the sauce to taste and let it thicken. Before serving, pour the meat with the prepared sauce and sprinkle with herbs.
Lasagna for the royal New Year's table
For preparation you need: Armenian lavash( thin), minced meat, tomatoes, onions, Bulgarian pepper, hard cheese( grate) and spices - for every taste.
- Béchamel sauce: 2 tbsp each.wheat flour and butter, 200 ml of milk and spices - salt, freshly ground black pepper, nutmeg.
- Minced fry in a pan, seasoning it with your favorite spices. Onions cut into half rings, tomatoes without peel and Bulgarian pepper shred straw.
- Prepare beshamel: melt the butter in a frying pan, pour the flour into it and, stirring it constantly, fry it. Gently, with a thin trickle pour in hot milk, stirring, so as not to form lumps.
- Lay out the form in layers: pita bread, minced meat, lavash, ready-made vegetables, pita bread, then you can repeat this structure of the dish again. Top with a dairy sauce bechamel and sprinkle with grated cheese. We put in the oven for 35-40 minutes until a golden browned crust appears.
Refined trout dish - queen of mountain rivers
Ingredients: trout - 300-350 g, soy sauce - 2 cups( 400ml), avocado - 2 pcs, garlic - 1 or 2 cloves, 15 g sour cream( 1st.l.), lime or lemon juice - 5-7 g( 1 tsp), olive oil - 30 g( 2 tablespoons), salt - according to your taste, one baguette and fresh herbs.
- We sail fish the night before it is cooked. Cut the trout fillets with large rectangular or square pieces and fill it with soy sauce, leaving for the night. In the morning we will salt marinade, we will dry the fish a little and lightly fry in olive oil without strong roasting.
- Mousse from avocado: "alligator pear" is peeled, pulp with a fork and mix with crushed garlic clove, sour cream and olive oil. We will blend this mixture in a blender until a uniform air mass is obtained.
- Baguette is cut into thin slices and dried in an oven. Before serving, put a little fish and mousse of avocado on a piece of baguette. Season with a small amount of salt to taste and sprinkle with lemon or lime juice.
Salad "Snow Drift"
Ingredients: boiled chicken breast - 1 piece, champignons 100 or 200 grams, one gram of cheese, 4 eggs, 1 clove of garlic, onion green, mayonnaise - 1¼ cups( 250 g) and a littlevegetable oil for frying.
- The chilled breast is cut into small cubes, and boiled champignons - plates. Mushrooms lightly fry in oil. We cut the boiled eggs in half, take out the yolks, stir them and mix them with garlic and mayonnaise. This mass is filled with egg whites. Finely chop the onion green, and cheese grate on the grater.
- Salad we lay out on a flat dish layers:
- 1st: chopped breast,
- 2nd: onion green,
- 3rd: mushrooms. Soak all the layers with mayonnaise.
- From above, "snowdrifts", lay out stuffed eggs, grease with mayonnaise and sprinkle with grated cheese. We decorate with branches of fresh dill and green onions. We put in the refrigerator for impregnation.
Will appreciate the horse and habitual salads: olivier and herring "under the fur coat", especially if they add a finely chopped apple - the favorite delicacy of the mistress of the year.
Prepared delicious recipes for the New Year 2014 will save you from haste and excessive fuss. And the guests will gladly try your culinary delights and thank you for your ability to please them with "goodies".