Vushka are tiny little Varenyky (shaped like a little ear) and filled with the finest dried mushrooms & onion mixture (a.k.a. mushroom tortellini). Traditionally added to Borshch at Christmas time.
Terrace Take-Away offers vushka in portions of 2 dozen (24 pieces) in a bag. The vushka are boiled then flash-frozen.
Many enjoy VUSHKA year round either: boiled, fried, or topped off with a sauce of your choice.
All food is fully prepared and easy to warm up!
1. Stove Top – Steam
- Pour about ½ inch of water in a skillet, bring to simmer. Add the frozen Vushka to the skillet (saucepan) and cover with lid.
- Turn the Vushka periodically, so that they do not stick to the skillet.
- The Vushka will steam cook, defrosting at the same time.
- This process should take about 5-8 min.
- Toss into a butter (oil) or fried onion mixture.
2. Stove Top – Boil
- In a pot bring 4 quarts of salted water to a rolling boil
- Do not reduce the heat. Add 1 dozen frozen Vushka stir carefully with a wooden spoon just to loosen any that might be sticking to the pot being careful not to break them. When Vushka float to the top continue to boil 3-5 min.
- Drain or remove with slotted spoon and serve hot with choice of butter, fried onion or bacon.
3. Microwave –
- Place frozen Vushka on a dish, cover with paper towel and press sensor reheat cycle, OR
- microwave frozen Vushka for a couple of minutes (check for readiness)
4. Oven –Steam
- Pour about ¼ inch hot water in a casserole dish/roaster
- Add frozen Vushka and put into a warm oven 350o F for about 20 min per one layer ( you may add a second layer – divide it with parchment paper – extend heating to 30 min )
- Remove from oven (take away parchment paper if any)
- Add butter (oil) or fried onion mixture.
5. Fry –
- Fry in a skillet with butter for a few minutes, turning to cook evenly on both sides.
*Serve Vushka either as a dumpling floating in Borshch soup (traditional method).
Vushka can also be served as a pasta dish – topped either with mushroom gravy, butter, tomato or alfredo sauce…enjoy!