Common calamus, or cane calamus, or marsh calamus, or irin root is a species of coastal, aquatic and boggy perennial grasses with creeping fragrant rhizome. Distributed everywhere. The popular names of calamus swamp: Tatar potion, Tatar grass, Yaver, saber.
Culinary recipes for dishes from calamus swamp, salads, preserves and vodka from calamus. Useful properties and nutritional value of calamus swamp.
The fruits of calamus swamp, these are dry, oblong berries of red or greenish color. Air loves wet places. It grows in quiet backwaters, along river banks, near ponds, lakes, in swampy meadows. Calamus rhizome has a sharp spicy smell and taste. It is used as a spicy aromatic plant as a substitute for bay leaf, cinnamon and ginger..
As a spice, dried rhizomes of calamus swamp can be used instead of nutmeg, bay leaf, ginger and cinnamon. You can make tea from calamus swamp, use it in cooking borscht, soups, broths, sauces, cabbage, fried meat, fish and potatoes.
Use when preserving fish, add to compotes from apples, pears and irreveni, in the preparation of sweet dishes, fruit soups and fruit salads, in confectionery and bread, in the preparation of various drinks. The nutritional use of calamus swamp is similar to the use of rhubarb.
Culinary recipes for dishes and drinks from calamus swamp.
Calamus Swamp Salad.
Take the inner young leaves. Cut into strips. Add the onion. To salt. Add sour cream.
Pancake from calamus leaves.
In the dough prepared for baking pancakes, add powder from the dried leaves of calamus swamp. Bake in vegetable oil.
Stewed calamus with apples.
Boil apples. Add calamus roots. Boil. Remove from heat. Let it brew for half an hour. Add sugar. Boil. Remove from heat. Cool. Remove roots from compote.
Calamus marsh jam.
Dry calamus roots add to boiling sparse sugar syrup. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Then add 3 cups of chopped apples or plums, cherry plum, quince. Cook until cooked.
Candied roots of calamus swamp.
Add fresh roots to the thick sugar syrup. Cook for about 10 minutes. Roots extracted from syrup. Arrange for drying on a clean board. When the syrup on the roots hardens, put them in a bowl for storage.
Kvass with calamus.
Add the calamus infusion to the bread kvass. Infusion: 20 grams of calamus rhizomes, pour a liter of boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes. Let it brew for a day.
Dry calam jam (old recipe).
Calamus rhizomes, wash and immediately fill them with cold water. Soak for three days, changing water every day. Then, peel the rhizomes. And again immerse in water for the night. Then, boil twice, changing water twice, in a large container to remove bitterness from them. As soon as the root boils for the first time, throw it in cold water. Boil it for the second time, drop it and leave it in cold water for a day, changing the water several times during this period.
Then cut the calam into slices. Pour water and change it until it stops bitter. After that, spread the cal on matter and cover on top of another. Hold with a rolling pin (thick, round branch) so that all residual moisture.
For 400 g calamus, prepare 800 g of sugar and 1 cup of water. Boil the syrup. Cool. Pour in it cal. Cook over low heat, stirring and often removing from heat so as not to burn. When the syrup thickens so that it begins to solidify on the cover, put the calamus on the dish. Sprinkle with sugar. Allow to dry completely. To speed up, you can hold the dish over the fire. Fold storage container.
The second method: peel the rhizomes, cut into pieces. Dip in cold water. Take out of it. Pour milk and cook for a long time. Then lower the roots again in cold water for 5 minutes. Extract. And again, boil in milk until soft. Extract. Rinse. Put in matter, cover another. Pass the rolling pin so that all moisture comes out. Then proceed as described above.
Vodka from calamus swamp.
Calamus root 200 g + angelica root 50 g + lemon peel 100 g + orange peel -75 g + chamomile 50 g + juniper berries 75 g + caraway seeds 50 g + anise 25 g + fennel 25 g + dill seeds 25 g + wine stone 25 g + coriander 25 g + purified homemade vodka 10 l + syrup: granulated sugar 800 g + water 4 l. Mix everything, crush and mix. Pour vodka, let it brew for ten days. Then overtake vodka. To filter. Add sugar syrup.
Tea from calamus swamp.
2 teaspoons of finely chopped and peeled rhizome of calamus pour a glass of boiling water. Insist for about 15 minutes. Strain. Drink warm. Excites appetite. Reduces heartburn. Improves the activity of the gallbladder, gastrointestinal tract.
Based on the book Survival beyond the threshold of civilization.