Dinner Queen - Potatoes

Habitual products can be turned into unusual, if you add a little culinary magic. Elena Kalashnik, the author and presenter of the “Cooking” (“Volga”) program, knows how to “make friends” seafood with greens and spices, and make potatoes as a dinner table.

Crispy seafood salad

Seafood salad
Photo: Andrey Krasnov


  • 500 g sea cocktail
  • 1 liter of water
  • a quarter of a lemon
  • 3-4 clove buds
  • 300 g Arugula
  • half red sweet pepper
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 100 g of celery root
  • three sprigs of parsley


  • 2 tbsp. l balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. l lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. l olive oil
  • salt


1. Boil water, add a quarter of lemon and cloves.

2. Boil the sea shake in this “broth” for two minutes after boiling, then discard in a colander and cool.

3. On a grater, rub the celery root with a thin straw, a small carrot and half of the red sweet pepper. Mix vegetables.

4. Cut the stalked celery lengthwise and then across thin slices.

5.Boil all the ingredients for the marinade, pour the vegetable mixture, let stand 10 minutes. Then gently add salt and stalked celery, mix everything.

6. Put a couple of handfuls of arugula on a flat plate, pickled vegetables on it, then a sea cocktail.

7. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices.

8. Add some extra olive oil if desired.

The salad is very juicy, crispy, it has an unusual taste. Instead of a sea cocktail, you can take shrimp or squid.

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