Ukraine sits at the frontier between Europe and Asia, and as a result, offers some of the world’s most exciting and appetizing cuisine that draws inspiration from both these regions. The country has managed to retain its traditional culinary delights — most notably Borscht, Chicken Kyiv, and Vareniki — through the custom of teaching future generations the established methods of cooking these national dishes. Here at NetCost Market, we like to celebrate food from around the world, and there’s no better way to celebrate Ukrainian cuisine than gifting our loyal customers with some classic recipes from this unique part of the world. Right now, the major ingredients in these recipes are all part of our Weekly Specials, so make sure you head down to your local NetCost Market to catch a great deal while they’re still on!
Golubtsi is a Ukrainian classic and is usually reserved for having friends over or special occasions. This recipe uses ground turkey, which is currently offered as part of our weekly specials, as are whole cabbages! This means you can make this Ukrainian classic without worrying about breaking the bank!
Ingredients: 3 cups cooked white rice, 1 medium cabbage, 1 lb. ground turkey, 1 large egg, 3 medium carrots, 1 cup mushroom marinara sauce, 2 tbsp. white vinegar, olive oil, 1 tbsp. butter, 1 tbsp. sour cream, 1 tsp. seasoning blend, salt.
Ukraine is famed for its notorious borscht, but this soup is another national favorite. It uses a whole chicken, much like classic American chicken noodle soup, but then takes the flavors in a much more Ukrainian direction! Right now, D’Artagnan Green Circle Chicken whole chickens are part of our weekly specials, so you can save while making this classic winter warmer. What’s more, we also have Ecomeal Amish Sour Cream at an unbeatable price, helping you eat well for less!
Ingredients: 1 D’Artagnan Green Circle Chicken, 2 onions – 1 roughly chopped and the other quartered, 2 carrots – peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces, 2 celery sticks – cut into 1-inch pieces, 1 clove of garlic – crushed, 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns, 3 ½ quarts of water, 1 fresh bay leaf, 6 sprigs parsley, 2 sprigs thyme, salt, 2 tbsp. butter, 8 cups chopped green cabbage, 1 cup thinly sliced dill pickles, ¼ cup tomato paste, 1 tbsp. sweet paprika, freshly ground black pepper, ½ cup pickle juice, ¼ cup chopped fresh dill, Ecomeal Amish Sour Cream for serving.
Syrniki are classic Russian and Ukrainian cheese pancakes that are fluffy, light, and very addictive! They’re perfect for breakfast or as a dessert following a meal with guests. What’s more, many of the ingredients included in making them can be found in our current weekly specials! Right now, we have unbeatable deals on Four Seasons Dairy Farmer Cheese, Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, and Sunshine Farms Organic Large Eggs. In addition, we also have Family Tree Preserves at a great price, which are the perfect accompaniment to this delectable treat!
Ingredients: 2 cups Four Seasons Dairy Farmer Cheese, 4 large Sunshine Farms Organic Eggs, ¾ cup Gold Medal All Purpose Flour – plus ½ cup more for dredging, 3 tbsp. white sugar, ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. white vinegar, 1 cup raisins, olive oil.
Ukraine is a country that is rich in tradition, and it certainly shows in the range of different culinary delights they’ve brought us over the last few centuries. If you’d like to try your hand at some classic Ukrainian recipes, there’s no better time than now! With NetCost Market’s Weekly Specials, you can get the ingredients you need to make these Ukrainian masterpieces at unbelievable prices.