I want to share with you one special traditional Russian dish, the food of the Tsars – sterlet fish!
Caption: The sterlet, sturgeon fish cooked in the traditional Russian way
In ancient times, the sterlet, a type of sturgeon fish, was called redfish, although, the meat of this fish is white, not red. In a sense, sterlet was the best fish, its taste was superior to that of other fish. Ivan the Great and Peter the First adored it.
Fat yet delicate, this type of sturgeon supplied the royal table in St. Petersburg. The fish used to be transported to the city in special containers, whilst still alive.
Peter the First even ordered sterlet to be bred in Peterhof Palace, the summer residence of the Russian Tsars.
Caption: The fish before it has been cooked.
And this is the recipe for what I can genuinely call a royal dish! Sterlet fish in foil!
What you need:
- 1,5kg sterlet
- 5 potatoes
- 1 zucchini
- 1 eggplant
- 2 apples
- parsley or kinsey
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Clean, cut and wash the fish. Cut the potatoes, zucchini and eggplant in small pieces. Salt and pepper the fish, coat it with olive oil. Chop the apples and stuff the fish with them.
Lay some tin foil on a tray and put the potatoes, zucchini and eggplant on it. Put the sturgeon on top. So gorgeous!
Wrap the foil the fish and put it in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes at 200 ºC.
Now watch the video and see the result! So tasty, so good! This is the real food of the Tsars!
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