Traditional Russian Meal: Baked Carp stuffed with Buckwheat

Traditional Russian Meal Baked Carp stuffed with Buckwheat

Our journey to find the tastiest food from around the world takes us to Russia for a traditional three course meal. For the main we have Baked Carp stuffed with Buckwheat – serves four people…

Traditional Russian Meal Baked Carp stuffed with Buckwheat

Baked Carp stuffed with Buckwheat – serves 4


  • 2 medium sized carps
  • Half a cup of buckwheat
  • 2 big onions
  • 200 g sour cream
  • bread crumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for roasting

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 30-45 minutes


  1. Scale fish, remove entrails and rinse fish thoroughly and then make slight incisions on each side of the fish.
  2. Heat the buckwheat on a warmed-up frying pan for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  3. Then bring to the boil a glass of water, pour in the buckwheat, season with salt and cook for 10-12 minutes until the water is absorbed. The grain should be half-done.
  4. Chop onions into thin semicircles and fry them in the vegetable oil until golden brown. Add the buckwheat and 2 tbs sour cream to the pan with the onion and stir all ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Tightly put the ready stuffing inside the carps. Rub the fish with salt and pepper, roll in bread crumbs and place them on the baking tray. Preheat oven to 200°C and cook.
  6. In 15 minutes extract the dish from the oven, smear the fish with residuary sour cream and place the tray back for another 15-25 minutes.
  7. Serve with a nice green salad!

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