#24: Cook a Russian Dish. Check.

Much like my adventure with the quiche, this was way too easy. But admittedly, I wanted to start with something easy and work my way up. So today after going to the gym, I stopped at the store to buy a few items to make Russian Shrimp Salad. It was pretty much a really good potato salad with shrimp. Here’s the recipe: 



1 cup (250 mL) diced carrots
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) diced peeled potatoes
1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas
1 can (341 mL) PC Blue Menu Whole Kernel Corn
1 pkg (454 g) raw shell-on black tiger shrimp, peeled and cut in half
1/3 cup (75 mL) PC Blue Menu Mayonnaise Type dressing
2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared horseradish
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped fresh dill


  1. Bring medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add carrots; cook for 2 minutes. Add potatoes and return to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Add peas, corn and shrimp and return to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook for 1 minute. Drain. Transfer mixture to rimmed baking sheet. Chill for at least 45 minutes.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, horseradish, salt, pepper, dill and ¼ cup (50 mL) cold water.
  3. Transfer chilled vegetable-shrimp mixture to large bowl. Add horseradish dill sauce; toss to coat. Divide among six plates. If desired, serve on top of Boston lettuce leaves, with sliced tomato on the side.
ImageImage*Note: I totally spaced on buying carrots, so we went without and it was still great. I also have a thing for horseradish, so I doubled the amount (and frankly would have been ok with even more).
I decided to pair the dish with some American picnic style items for dinner: baked beans, veggie riblets, mashed potatoes, macaroni, and Kool-Aid. Thor was way too excited when he got home.
So next up, I have earmarked several more recipes in my Russian Heritage Cookbook for near-future consumption (perhaps a party?):
*beet caviar
*browned eggs
*cucumbers with sour cream salad
*russian pot roast in sour cream
* honey mousse
*russian punch 
Oh yeah, and I ran for 20 minutes on the treadmill today (first run since surgery – go me).

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