When was the last time you had perfect borscht? Was it in a restaurant or do you make tasty borscht at home? If not, you definitely should. Best right now. Or over the weekend, because first, you have to go to the store for beets and other necessary vegetables.
I’m always looking forward to cooking something from beets. But I admit that it is not very often. And that’s quite a shame because beets are very healthy and tasty vegetables. And in which recipe is beet more significant than in borscht?
If you will have some beets left, try to make these amazing roasted beets and potatoes with goat cheese.
Recipe for traditional borscht
Of course, there is not just one recipe. The mere fact that borscht is a traditional and popular soup in several countries of Eastern Europe brings many variations. Every Russian or Ukrainian babushka has her tips and mysterious tricks for the best borscht.
The recipe for borscht can differ most in terms of whether it contains meat or not. Since this soup is often eaten on cold days, it is certainly beneficial if it satisfies the whole family. In addition to various types of vegetables, beef or pork also helps.
Therefore, I am happy to prepare the decent beef broth, which serves as a basis for excellent borscht. Which meat you choose is up to you. I use beef shank and beef ribs.
Simply pour cold water over the beef and vegetables. You also don’t have to think much about vegetables. However, onions, carrots, celery, parsley root, leeks, and garlic should not be missing. Finally, add 15 pieces of black pepper and two bay leaves.
It’s good to let it all cook for about three hours. During cooking, do not forget to remove the foam created on the surface. In the end, just strain the broth through a sieve. You can cut the soft meat later and add it to your borscht.
What vegetables to use?
Use more beets rather than too little. The more beets, the nicer the color of the soup. You can cut the beets into cubes or thinner slices, or shred them. The same goes for cabbage, which certainly cannot be missing in borscht either.
Don’t forget about potatoes. New potatoes are suitable for this recipe. Peel them and cut them into smaller cubes. In addition, prepare carrots, onions, and garlic. Someone likes to add beans as well.
I always like to season borscht with a pinch of Homemade Chinese five spice that will combine and highlight all the delicious flavors.
And last but not least, there is one condition. Be sure to serve borscht with sour cream! Bon appetite.Print