Cod liver salad - general cooking principles
What is a liver? This is the body that takes the most active part in cleansing the body of toxins. However, cod - sea fish, eating smaller fish and algae, about any toxins and can not talk, but because cod liver is a very useful product.
Children who grew up during the Soviet Union may remember how parents regaled them with cod liver instead of fish oil. And for good reason: the inclusion of fish liver will help children grow up healthy and beautiful. But not only children - cod liver should definitely be included in the diet and adults. Cod liver will supply your body with essential fatty acids, vitamins B and C, phosphorus, zinc, calcium and other valuable minerals. After all, the cod's habitat is sea water, rich in minerals.
Cod liver salad - preparation of products and dishes
Most recipes with cod liver in Norwegian cuisine - due to the geographical location of the country. Norwegians eat fish all year round, and salads with cod liver occupy a special place in their diet.
Fortunately, - or, unfortunately, our region is not so rich in this product, and buying fresh cod liver is almost impossible. But at any time we have canned cod liver on the shelves of the store. One jar is enough for cooking a whole dish of delicious salad. To use canned cod liver you need to drain the liquid from the jar and mash the liver with a fork.
What kind of dishes to serve ready salad with cod liver? In what is convenient for you - it can be portioned serving, serving in deep dishes, or you can lay out salad in layers on a wide flat plate.
Before you prepare the salad, prepare several bowls for the ingredients of the salad, saucepan, for cooking, a frying pan, a sharp knife, a cutting board.
Cod liver salad recipes:
Recipe 1: Salad with cod liver
One of the most common dishes in Norwegian cuisine is a salad with cod liver and cooked rice. The advantages of this dish are in the heartiness, and therefore it can be served as a separate dish. What rice to use for this salad? In the traditional recipe, it is suggested to boil white long steamed rice, but you can mix white rice with brown rice, thereby making the salad healthier. But note that white rice should be boiled separately from brown because of the different cooking times for these cereals. Ingredients Required:
- Cod liver 200 grams
- Rice 100 grams
- Egg 2 pieces
- Bow 1 piece
- Cheese 100 grams (any solid variety)
- For dressing - a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream
Boil a hard-boiled egg (boil for about 8 minutes in boiling water), clean the egg from the shell, cut it into dice with a knife.
Open a jar of cod liver, mash it with a fork.
Boil rice until cooked.
Shred onion finely. For the beauty of the dish can use red salad onions.
Cheese grate a large grater.
How to serve a salad with cod liver? You can mix the ingredients or lay them out. If you want to serve the salad as a puff, then it is best to put it in this way - rice, grease it with a mixture of sour cream and mayonnaise, cod liver, dressing, egg, onion, dressing, grated hard cheese.
Recipe 2: Salad with cod liver and crab meat
In the Norwegian cuisine in one dish often combine several seafood. One of the most successful examples is a salad with cod liver and crab meat. If you do not have the opportunity to purchase crab meat, you can replace it with crab sticks. The only condition - check the amount of carbohydrates in crab sticks, they should not be too much - no more than 5 grams per hundred grams of the product.
- Cod liver 1 can
- Crab meat (silt of crab sticks) 200 grams
- Egg 3 pieces
- Iceberg lettuce 200 grams
- Lemon juice
- Mayonnaise for dressing
Canned cod liver need to be opened, drain the juice, mash with a fork.
Boil chicken egg, clean and cut with a knife.
Crab crushed with a knife into small cubes.
Iceberg lettuce wash and tear finely with your hands.
Mix all ingredients, sprinkle with juice and season the salad with cod liver and crabs mayonnaise. But so that the salad does not turn out very fat, mix the mayonnaise with sour cream in equal proportions.
Recipe 3: Salad with cod liver and vegetables
Unusually juicy salad with cod liver will turn out if you add to it fresh seasonal vegetables - paprika, ripe tomatoes and spring greens. To make the salad more nourishing, make an egg as one of the ingredients. Ingredients Required:
- Canned cod liver 200 grams
- Chicken Egg 2 pieces
- Bulgarian pepper 1 piece
- Cherry tomatoes 6 pieces
- Parsley fresh
- Sour cream, mayonnaise, salt
Open canned cod liver, drain juice from canned food, mash liver with a fork.
Boil a chicken egg, peel the shell, cut the egg with a knife.
Wash vegetables well, clean the tails, clean the seeds from the pepper. Pepper cut into strips, and cut each cherry into two parts.
Parsley and wild garlic, wash well, chop the parsley and tear the garlic.
Mix mayonnaise with sour cream in a ratio of one to one, salt.
Mix all the ingredients of the salad, dressing with sour cream dressing. A salad with cod liver and vegetables will taste better if it is infused in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving.
Recipe 4: Cod liver salad in Chinese
This salad came to our tables from Eastern countries, where it is used as a main dish. Eastern cultures take great care of the gifts of the seas and eat fish and seafood every day in various forms. For a salad with cod liver in Chinese, it is best to use instant noodles, it is very tender and its preparation time does not take much of your time.
- Cod liver 1 jar
- instant vermicelli 100 grams in dry form
- sea kale 100 grams
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- processed cheese 1 piece
- for dressing - sour cream, heavy cream, salt
- for decoration - white and black sesame
Open the canned food with the liver, drain the juice and chop with a fork.
Cook vermicelli, cool.
Tomatoes thoroughly wash and cut each in half.
Crush the sea kale with a knife.
Cheese grate on a coarse grater.
Mix sour cream and cream with a blender or mixer, salt.
Mix the prepared ingredients of the dish, add a dressing in a salad with cod liver. Before serving, decorate it with white and black sesame - so it will get an oriental look!
Recipe 5: Salad with cod liver and scallops
Another oriental recipe is a delicious salad with cod liver and scallops. For this dish you need algae "scallops", dense and juicy, and incredibly useful, because they are rich in iodine. The salad will be nourishing due to the presence in the composition of a boiled egg, but not chicken, but quail.
- Canned cod liver 300 grams
- seaweed scallops marinated in Korean 200 grams
- quail egg 6 pieces
- 6-7 cherry tomatoes
- Parmesan cheese 10 grams
- for dressing - fat sour cream, salt
Open the canned food with the liver, drain the juice and chop the cod liver with a fork.
Scallops cut with a knife, but not finely.
Egg quail need to boil (cook for 5-6 minutes in boiling water), peel and cut each egg in half.
Cherry tomatoes, wash well and cut each in half.
Cheese rub on the finest grater.
Mix all the ingredients of the salad with sour cream, mix. Before serving, ready salad salt.
Recipe 6: Delicate cod liver salad
- a pot of green peas;
- black pepper;
- can of cod liver oil;
- five large eggs;
- packing mayonnaise;
- green onions.
Canned food with a liver, open and drain the oil. Cut the contents of the jar into pieces and place in a deep plate.
Drain liquid from the peas and add it to the liver.
Cook and chill eggs in ice water, peel and crumble in small pieces. Put in a plate with liver and peas.
Rinse the onions, dry and finely chop. Add it to the salad.
Lightly salt and mix all the ingredients with mayonnaise.
Recipe 7: Cod liver salad with tuna
- round rice - 200 g;
- packing mayonnaise;
- can of cod liver;
- three tomatoes;
- tuna in its own juice - can;
- four eggs;
- one processed cheese;
- green onions;
- 100 g Russian cheese.
Wash and wipe the tomatoes with a napkin. Crush them into small cubes.
Wash rice in several waters, and boil it until soft, seasoned with spices. Throw boiled rice in a colander and let all the liquid drain.
Open the canned food with the liver, drain the oil, and place the contents in a plate. Rinse the onion greens, dry and crumble. Add half to cod liver and mash everything together with a fork.
Put the processed cheese in a freezer for a few minutes. Then remove and rub it on a fine grater.
Boil hard-boiled eggs, cool and remove the shells from them. Crumble into small pieces.
Open a can of tuna, drain the liquid, and transfer the contents to a plate. Add the remaining green onions and mix with a fork until smooth.
Russian cheese finely grate.
Fold the salad in layers, smearing each with mayonnaise, in the following order:
- chopped tomatoes;
- two thirds of cooked rice;
- a mixture of cod liver with green onions;
- processed cheese chips;
- half of finely chopped eggs;
- the remaining boiled rice;
- a mixture of tuna with green onions;
- grated Russian cheese;
- the remaining eggs.
Sprinkle the salad with finely chopped green onions. Send for a few hours in the refrigerator for impregnation.
Recipe 8: Cod liver salad with shrimp
- three crab sticks;
- can of cod liver;
- four eggs;
- shrimp - 400 g;
- salad mayonnaise;
- salty cracker - 90 g;
- processed cheese;
- green onions;
- white cabbage - 100 g.
Wash and wipe the tomato. Cut in half and remove the seeds. Finely chop the flesh.
Processed cheese rub on a fine grater.
Open the canned food with the liver, drain the butter, and cut the contents into small pieces.
Remove the top leaflets from the cabbage and crumble with thin noodles. Boil hard-boiled eggs, transfer them to ice-cold water and cool. Remove the shell and chop on a grater with small holes.
Peel the boiled shrimp.
Rinse the green onions under the tap, dry and chop finely.
Wash the cucumber with a disposable towel and cut into small pieces.
Crab sticks cut lengthwise and finely crumble.
Lay the salad in layers on a wide serving dish:
- two thirds of salty crackers;
- chopped tomato;
- processed cheese chips;
- chopped cod liver;
- finely chopped green onions;
- the remaining salty cracker;
- Shredded cabbage;
- two thirds of grated eggs;
- peeled shrimp;
- green onion;
- finely chopped cucumber;
- crab sticks.
Every second layer smear mayonnaise. Sprinkle the salad on top with grated eggs and make a mayonnaise net. Leave to soak for several hours.
Recipe 9: Cod Liver Salad “Fantasia”
- natural cod liver - jar;
- vegetable oil;
- jar of pickled champignons;
- fresh greens;
- five small potatoes;
- three eggs;
- large tomato;
- six small pickled cucumbers.
Open the canned cod liver and drain the oil. The content is transferred to the salad bowl and knead with a fork.
Boil potatoes until tender, cool, peel and cut into strips. Spread evenly on the liver.
We pickle pickled cucumbers on both sides and cut into small pieces. Spread over boiled potatoes and grease with mayonnaise.
Washed and dried tomato cut in half and remove the core. Cut the flesh into small pieces. We spread on a layer of cucumbers.
Boiled and peeled eggs are finely crumbled and laid out evenly on tomatoes.
Open a jar of mushrooms and pour the marinade. Mushrooms cut into plates. Peel the onion and finely crumble it. Fry the onions with mushrooms until golden brown in vegetable oil. Cool and lay out evenly on the eggs. Lavishly grease with mayonnaise and sprinkle with chopped herbs. Leave the salad for at least an hour, and serve as a snack.
Cod liver salad - secrets and tips from the best chefs
Cod liver salad will be much tastier if before serving you give it time to infuse in the refrigerator and how to soak.
How to decorate a salad with cod liver? Use chopped herbs, nuts, flax seed, sesame, milk thistle.
How to fill a salad with cod liver? This salad loves irregular dressings, but do not use store mayonnaise. It is best to mix sour cream with cream, or sour cream with a small amount of store mayonnaise. In a dressing, add a small amount of garlic, crushed through garlic press, Dijon mustard, flax or sesame. Instead of salt you can use a small amount of soy sauce - one tablespoon will be enough.