One of the traditional Russian dishes that is usually served with the feast, is the Brawn. Appropriate dish with cold vodka, salted cucumbers, fungi. Seasoned it with horseradish or spicy mustard. Each family has its own mix of jelly (sometimes referred to as jelly), but there are General rules of cooking.
Features of cooking
In classical cooking, there is a difference between jelly and gelatine (the latter considered a great delicacy). If you want to cook jellied tongue, ham or fish, you need a separate portion of gelatin. For precast jelly, if you chose meat, you don’t need a single gram of gelatin: dish clutch itself due to the natural generousi components. They are contained in the pig hooves, ears, tails, beef or chicken cartilage.
Anyone who had to cook the jelly, knows: the main thing – to place a large amount of time. Cooking need not later than the day before the feast. About 6-8 hours will be required directly for cooking, still the same – to jelly frozen. However, this is the only problem other difficulties as cook jelly, the host does not occur. The dish is cooked for a long time, but nothing particularly difficult in it.
Step-by-step recipes jelly at home
Inexperienced hostess could be a little confusing figuring out how to cook the jelly. They will need the exact recipe. It is known that for Brawn on the market need to buy the most unsympathetic pieces of mascara: hooves, pig ears and tails. However, some Housewives prefer to add chicken, Turkey or beef. Definitely need to put in a pan a nice piece of fillet, so that in the finished dish was more delicious meat.
To the jelly turned out good, need to keep the pan from components on a small light, so the broth is barely boiling. Otherwise the part will come out cloudy, and have further lightened. To add to the appetizer of boiled carrots, parsley or sliced hard-boiled eggs do not have, it depends on personal preference. Don’t be afraid to dream, for example, to cut a chicken filler colourful pepper cubes, or add green peas.
If you want to apply the jelly to the festive table, it makes sense to decompose it into single serve ramekins, then shake on beautifully presented plates. For everyday home lunch you can do a large enameled pot and bring to the table right in them: Brawn admits such simplicity. Make sure that the jelly does not remain on the table for too long, otherwise it will melt and lose shape.
How to cook jellied pork legs – a classic recipe
A very popular recipe of jelly from pork, come to us from Ukrainian cuisine. If you don’t know how to cook the jelly, try to start with this option. You will need:
- pig knuckles – 2 PCs.;
- knuckle – 1 piece.
- pig’s ears – 2 pieces;
- black pepper;
- Bay leaf.
Jellied pork shank is very useful in cooking, as in this part of the carcass contains a large number of gelling substance to add additional gelatin is no longer necessary. You need to cook:
- Hooves and ears soak in cold water for a few hours. Rinse (with shank), clean.
- All the meat add to the pan with a volume of 5-6 liters, pour water. Add the vegetables.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and remove the foam. Add the spices.
- Cook covered over low heat for 6-8 hours.
- Turn off the heat. Remove meat from broth and cool slightly. It should easily separate from the bones.
- Slice all the meat and cartilage as small as possible. Lay on dish, and season with garlic.
- Strain the broth. Carefully pour over meat and stir.
- Leave in a cool place to cool and then store in the refrigerator until serving.
- On the surface appear the fat that you need to scrape off before serving. Serve jelly horseradish and mustard.
How to cook beef aspic
If you for some reason do not eat pork, to abandon the jelly is not worth it. There are alternative recipes. Try to cook from the following ingredients:
- beef leg (shank) – 1 PC.;
- beef tails – 2-3 PCs.;
- a small piece of beef on the bone;
- salt, pepper, Bay leaf.
There is no particular difference between how to cook jellied pork or beef. The algorithm remains the same:
- Ask a butcher to chop the drumstick into pieces.
- Put all the meat and vegetables in a saucepan, cover with water.
- Bring to a boil, remove foam and reduce heat. Cover.
- After 6-8 hours, turn off the stove, remove the meat from the pan.
- Disassemble the jelly.
- Strain the broth. Add chopped meat and boil again.
- Pour into pot, add crushed garlic (optional). Cool.
- Leave in the fridge until ready.
How to make chicken gelatin
Less popular but no less tasty chicken aspic. Experienced Housewives know that to make it, need the old wiry cock – then the natural gelatin will suffice. However, if you don’t know where to get it, you can use ordinary chicken and gelatin out of the bag. For making jelly this way you will need:
- chicken carcass – 2 PCs.;
- instant gelatin – 1-2 tea bags;
- favorite seasonings.
You can use a special gelatin for aspic, which already contains the necessary spices and salt. If you don’t know how to make the jelly, follow these steps:
- Cut the chicken into pieces, add to the pan. Add the onions and carrots.
- Cook rich broth, kept under cover for two or three hours.
- Remove the meat, separate from the bones, cut into. The skin must be disposed of.
- Boiled carrots cut into circles and carefully place on the bottom suckow. Add a few sprigs of greenery.
- On top lay the chicken.
- Dissolve the gelatin in the broth in the proportions specified in the instructions on the bag.
- Pour mixture in the chicken, let cool and store in the refrigerator.
- To serve the jellied chicken on the table, quickly dip the form into hot water, and then gently flip sudochki on the dish. You can lightly sprinkle fresh herbs or decorate a mesh of a sauce based on horseradish and mayonnaise.
How to make Turkey
Diet recipe of the popular snacks will come in handy for those who don’t like to make new year or other feast «holiday belly». To remember how to cook easy jellied Turkey, which will satisfy even the thinner girls, just. You will need:
- Turkey thighs – 2 PCs.;
- wings – 6 PCs.;
- chicken egg – 1-2 PCs.;
- salt, pepper.
The Turkey cooks faster than pork or beef, so this dish will require less effort. Do this:
- Adipate thoroughly, then rinse thighs and wings. Add to the pan, add the onion.
- Cover with water and bring to a boil. Remove the scum, cover and cook 3-4 hours.
- An hour before ready, put the carrots.
- Remove the meat. The broth cool. Remove meat and cut into small pieces.
- Boil eggs, cut them and the carrots into circles or slices. Lay on the bottom portions of the molds, sprinkle the greenery to decorate the dish as in the photo.
- Add the meat.
- Dissolve the gelatin in the broth in specified ratio. Pour jelly.
- Cool and leave in the fridge until firm.
- Before serving, quickly rinse the bottom of the molds with boiling water, then tilt served on lettuce plates.
A recipe from a pork shank in a slow cooker
Kitchen appliances makes life easier for those Housewives who do not really like to spend a lot of time cooking. Quality crock pots and pressure cookers (for example, Redmond, Panasonic or Philips) is able to cope with the preparation of almost any dish, and it will be no worse than when it was at grandma’s in the same furnace. Jelly is no exception; to make the jelly from a pork shank in multivarka required:
- knuckle – 1-2 pieces (depending on size);
- black pepper;
Algorithm cooking the meat in a slow cooker is not too different from the traditional. However, this method is more convenient because the appliances will turn off automatically after a specified period of time. You can leave it overnight or in the morning, leaving for work. Do this:
- Pork shank, rinse and cover with water for an hour.
- Put in a bowl multivarki, if doesn’t fit – cut it in half.
- Add salt, cover with water.
- Turn on «jelly» and leave it on for 5 hours.
- Then add the onion, garlic and pepper. Leave for another hour.
- Remove meat, cool and disassemble into slices. Lay on dish.
- Strain the broth. In addition, it can be clarified. For this let there whipped egg whites in a thin stream and allow to writing a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour the meat broth, let cool and store in the refrigerator.
Videorecipe of jellied three kinds of meat