The pike in Russia was considered for a long time as decoration of a table and also a symbol of wealth and prosperity. In spite of the fact that recently the Russian traditions begin to be forgotten, the pike still remains one of the most successful options of a hot dish for New year. If before you never treated the family to such viands, then now it is just a high time to make up for everything.
It is required to you
- - A pike medium-sized - 1 piece (it is possible to take frozen);
- - Lard - 100 g (salty or fresh);
- - Onions of the small size - 2 pieces;
- - Egg - 1 piece;
- - Black sprinkling pepper;
- - Salt;
- - Sour cream or mayonnaise - 2 tablespoons;
- - A lemon - 1 piece;
- - Vegetable oil for lubricant;
- - Form for roasting.
1. For a start well defreeze the frozen pike carcass, cut off the head and a tail, clean from scales and an entrails, and later wash a baking plate with flowing water. Hook skin by means of a knife and hands slowly remove it from a carcass uniform layer. The main task is to leave a thin skin not damaged, especially accurately deleting it from area of fins. As a last resort, it is admissible to leave on it pulp pieces which can be cut out then.
2. Clean a fish fillet from bones. From skin remove all remained meat and scroll it via the meat grinder twice. Peel onions and too miss via the meat grinder together with fat. In a separate bowl mix pike forcemeat with the processed onions, fat and egg. Add a black sprinkling pepper and salt to taste.
3. Take pike skin and carefully a spoon lay out in it all forcemeat, without stamping. You hold with one hand skin, impose another. After that take a form for roasting or a baking tray, oil his any and lay preparation, having given it the curved form. Tie one end a thread, and about another it is possible to put the pike head that the pike seemed safe.
4. Include an oven and establish temperature of 180 degrees. When it is warmed, send to it a form and bake fish within 1 hour. Take out a finished product from an oven and leave for 5-10 minutes. After that lay out the stuffed pike on a dish together with the head, nearby impose with a fresh vegetables, from above put slices of a lemon and make a pattern of mayonnaise or sour cream.