Traditional Russian Cuisine – Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Meat dumplings or “pelmeni” is a traditional Russian cuisine dish. These are little boiled pieces of unleavened dough filled with minced meat of fish. Meat dumplings are especially tasty with sour cream or mayonnaise, and also with ground black pepper and grated cheese, parsley and butter. BTW semi-finished frozen pelmeni are also popular among bachelors or other people who are bad at cooking or do not have enough time to cook – they are very tasty and rich, cheap enough, easy and quick to cook!

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

Traditional Russian Cuisine - Meat Dumplings

10 thoughts on “Traditional Russian Cuisine – Meat Dumplings”

  1. Believe you can find some sort of dumplings in most of the world. When stationed in Korea I enjoyed deep-fried dumplings, dipped in soy sauce, and washed down with Coke or Pepsi.

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  2. In Italy they’re called “tortelli” (or “tortellini” when they’re smaller), a traditional dish.
    They’re stuffed with various type of meats, vegetables and cheeses.

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  3. First of all, meat filled dumplings are a lot of work. For half the effort, they could just be made as a meat sauce over noodles, rice or served on some sort of flat bread or wrap.

    Most meat filled dumplings are a result of the Roman Catholic practice of not eating meat on Fridays. By covering the meat in dough, they were fooling the lord, like good Christians do.

    The rest of cultures that utilize meat filled dumplings are just practicing a little “monkey see, monkey do.”

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