No trip to Eastern Europe for me this summer, but between work and other vacation plans, I’m going to be away for most of July. So now’s the perfect time to try some of the summer-friendly recipes that I’ve posted during the past twelve months!
- When I think about summer, seafood pops into my head. Too bad I haven’t posted many seafood recipes recently, except for forshmak, the improbable Soviet Jewish dish, and my crab pozharsky, mustard sauce, aligot and asparagus. Still, both are served with vegetables that match the season perfectly.
- Summer also means grilled meat, and my Serbian pork neck steak, bayildi and Morava salad, part of my post-Yugo grill project, is a must-try.
- Looking for something exotic that will transport you to an obscure, remote part of the world? Check out khinkal, Dagestan’s national dish, or Tatar kazan-kyzgan and kunterma.
- And finally, sometimes you just want a refreshing dessert. That’s what my Siberian bird cherry cake and lingonberry-dill sundae was made for!
I’ve posted a lot of Russian recipes along with my Moscow Rules series, and this shows in my selection. But hey, at least I’ve proved yet again that Russian cuisine isn’t just made of heavy wintery foods.