Russian Zakuski / закуски Recipe: Grated Carrot with Horseradish

Russian zakuski dishes are small, introductory dishes normally served to guests on arrival after a long journey and prior to an indulgent feast.  Carrot is a popular and cheap base for many zakuski recipes.  This particular concoction is entirely that, an amalgamation of several recipes.  The taste may be a bit unusual but it is certainly pleasing.  Plus, it also makes a great alternative salad side dish.

Russian Grated Carrot with Horseradish

Here’s my recipe…

Ingredients

2 carrots, finely grated

200ml sour cream

50ml creamed horseradish

Juice and zest of one lemon

Cracked black pepper for seasoning

Instructions

Place carrot in a bowl

Drizzle over lemon juice

Mix the sour cream and horseradish

Top with cracked black pepper and lemon zest

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Russian Blini Easter Offer at M&S!

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Marks & Spencer are doing a special offer on Russian blinis this Easter. Although the taste of the blinis is quite far from traditional, this is a quick way of creating a canapé or starter over the holiday for your family and friends.

For just £5.99 M&S are offering a large packet of their Scottish Lochmuir Oak Smoked Salmon.

The packets of sixteen small blinis are priced at just £1.99.

The West Country Half-fat, Crème Fraiche is reduced to £1.14.

While, loose lemons are reduced to just 35p.

To serve:

Arrange the blinis on a platter.

Dab a small amount of crème fraiche onto each blini.

Cut the smoked salmon into small pieces.

Place the small pieces of salmon onto blinis.

Squeeze lemon juice over the blinis.

For added effect, zest the lemon and sprinkle over the blinis.

Grind black pepper over the blinis or for a more authentic Russian taste, add a little dill.

For more menus suggestions from M&S go to www.marksandspencer.com

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