MIYASNIY BLIUDA SE KARTOSHKOM RECIPE ( MEAT DISH WITH POTATOES)
I learnt how to make this simple miyasni bliuda from my nephew who studied medic in Moscow. It is a versatile recipe, where you can improvise or make changes to the secondary ingredients to suit your taste buds. For me, I prefer to preserve it’s Russian originality.Many thanks to my beloved nephew and other nephew and niece and my mom who helped out as well, like the stirring and veggie cutting..ha ha, actually we were so curious to see Dr Zahrin cooking! So we just acted busy with him. I took photos only
|Reflections of the veggies on the shiny metal bowl|
600 grams minced meat
5 pieces medium size potatoes
680 gram prego pasta sauce- with garlic and parmesan
6 pieces garlic- minced
200 ml sour cream
2 medium size red tomatoes
300 ml mayonnaise
300 grams grated mozzarella cheese
6 pieces cheddar cheese slices
4 tbsp dried parsley
3 stalks scallion (spring onions) - minced
Fresh coriander leaves- minced ( ½ cup)
Margarine, salt and pepper
XL baking tin..about 12 inches length
Pre heat oven at 200C. Cooking time- about 40 minutes
Peel potatoes, slice thinly and soak in water for about 3 hours- in the fridge. After that, drain away water. This is to soften the potato, so that they absorb the gravy better.
Cut tomatoes into halves and for each half , do 5-6 slices
In a pan, put in a bit of margarine and sauté garlic until golden. Add in minced meat, salt, pepper and stir for about 10 minutes or until meat has changed color. Add in “prego” sauce and sour cream. Mix well and add in dried parsley. All these to be done on low fire where, the gravy is just about hot, but not bubbling. Put off fire after 5 minutes. Pour gravy into a bowl. When cool, mix in mayonnaise.
Line baking tin with margarine (base and sides). Arrange very closely a layer of potatoes. Next layer, spread half portion of the gravy evenly on top of the potatoes.
Next, randomly spread the mozzarella on top of the potatoes.
Then randomly arrange in the tomato slices.
Do a second set of layering starting with potatoes ( arrangement not too close as in the first one) and then evenly pour over a quarter of the gravy. Spread all the minced coriander leaves on top. Continue adding mozzarella cheese and tomatoes.
Finally, top up with the remaining potatoes, scallion and the last quarter of gravy at the topmost
Bake in oven. After 30 minutes, take out baking tin, place/ cover top with cheddar cheese and bake again for another 10 minutes. Done.
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|my mom, nephews and niece. Dr Zahrin-far right|