Fish baked Russian style
Added by Maria Sorokina | Thu 24 Mar 2011 @ 07:12
I had this dish long ago. When I was still a child I visited my friend at her grannie\\\'s country house. Her uncle went fishing to the river and came back with a bunch of fresh crucian carps. Her grannie fried them to crisp and then cooked in melting sauce made of onions and sour cream. It tasted unbelievable and once I saw the dish in the book I immediately felt it in my mouth again. So I replicated it at home with guilt head bream.
5 average size guilt head breams
freshly ground black pepper
2 onions, peeled and sliced 0.5 cm thick
40 gr butter (originally, clarified)
250 ml sour cream
250 ml milk
Scale and disembowel each fish and take out the gills. Rinse well with water and dry with a paper towel. Brush the fish with oil and season well with salt and pepper both inside and outside.
Place the fish into a baking tray. The tray should be just large enough to hold the fish in one layer. Cover with sliced onions and thinly sliced butter and bake at 180C for 15 minutes till golden and crisp on top.
Combine the sour cream with milk and salt to taste. Take the fish out of the oven and cover with the sour cream mixture. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes. When ready, the fish should be very tender and melting. And should get that special aroma I bet you\\\'ll recognize when you get it.
Serve right away. If you feel like garnishing it, boiled/baked/mashed potatoes will do fine. This time we had it on its own and it felt totally self sufficient.
More pictures (on my blog):
http://fooodstory.blogspot.com/2011/03/ Ö style.html
Related posts and pages (on my blog):
Russian syrniki (cottage cheese pancakes)
http://fooodstory.blogspot.com/2011/02/ Ö cakes.html
Pumpkin porridge for Russian winter
http://fooodstory.blogspot.com/2011/02/ Ö inter.html