Russian salad (insalata russa)

Screenshot 2018-03-14 19.09.07there are many ways to make Russian salad. Here is a very easy recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 big carrots
  • 200 gr of  peas (fresh or frozen or canned, as you prefer)
  • 400 gr of green beans
  • 300 gr of cauliflower
  • 3 medium cans of tunafish
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • a small jar of pickled capers
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • a small jar of mayonnaise
  • salt
  •  vegetables in oil and in vinegar for decoration

Directions:

Cook the vegetables in salted water and cut them into cubes.  Put them in a big bowl, then add minced capers and anchovies. Season with vinaigre and mustard.

Add three-quarter of the mayonnaise to the vegetables and mix. Now you can decorate your salad with a last layer of mayonnaise and the vegetables in oil and in vinegar.

Put it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, better all the night.

And enjoy it!

Chocolate Salami (Salame di Cioccolata)

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here is a very easy recipe that you can prepare by yourself when you invite your friends at home for tea time: the Chocolate Salami.

Ingredients

  • 300g Crunchy biscuits, without butter (do you know Oro Saiwa? something so)
  • 150g Butter
  • 200g Dark chocolate
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons icing sugar
  1. Cut the butter into pieces and let it warm to room temperature. Then add sugar and eggs, and mix.
  2. Break the chocolate bars into pieces and put them into a small bowl. Ask an adult to melt the chocolate using the “bagno Maria” method (put the bowl on boiling water in a small pot). When the chocolate is completely melted, set the bowl aside and let the chocolate cool.
  3. Break the biscuits using your hands; make them into crumbs.
  4. Add chocolate to the butter and mix.
  5. Then add this mixture to the crumbs and mix again.
  6. Take the dough and make the shape of a salami. Wrap it in a layer of plastic film or greaseproof paper.
  7. Put the chocolate salami in the fridge for 3 hours or more.
  8. Then remove the salami from the paper and dust it with icing sugar.
  9. Cut into slices and serve.

Enjoy it!