If there is one dish that really gets the taste buds reminiscing, it has got to be Borscht. Borscht, for those who haven’t experienced it, is a soup packed with warming flavor and in many Eastern European cuisines is a much-loved traditional dish.
As with many traditional dishes, the Borscht differs from family to family, with people adding their own little twists to the dish. However, two things always remain the same: classic Borscht broth should be clear and should be a bright reddish color.
If you’ve got your Great Grandma’s recipe then we are jealous just thinking about it, but if you don’t – here is a recipe for a Ukrainian style Borscht which will taste just as delicious.
You Will Need:
1lb Beef On the Bone
1 Tbsp Salt
2 Large Beets, Peeled and Grated
2 Carrots, Grated
2 Large Potatoes, Peeled and Cut into Bite-Sized Chunks
½ head White Cabbage, Roughly Chopped Slices
1 Medium Onion, Finely Diced
1 Tbsp Vinegar
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp Sugar
2 Cloves Garlic, Pressed or Finely Chopped
2 Bay Leaves
½ Tsp Ground Pepper
¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
Serve up your finished Borscht with a generous chunk of rye bread, a side bowl of smetana or sour cream and a sprinkle of dill. Your friends and family will love this comforting, winter warmer. Смачного!