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Offline LauraTO

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"Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:48:15 pm »
I have seen several versions of Borscht for the thermomix but none replicate the way I had it growing up.  Unlike most versions, I don't care for mine to have cabbage or potatoes, and the original recipe calls for all the veggies (a few pounds of beets, carrots, celery and onions) to be grated by hand instead of the big chunks (or puree) that other recipes produce.  Needless to say, although I LOVE it, I hardly ever made it with the daunting task of peeling and grating beets all day.  Until thermie came along.  A match made in heaven for Baba's borscht!

 Name of Recipe: Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
Number of People: 4-6
Ingredients:

-2 peeled garlic cloves
-3 tbsp butter (or coconut oil or margarine)
-750 g (4 large) beets peeled and cut into chunks
-1 med onion peeled and cut in quarters (or 3-4 peeled shallots)
-(~50 g) 1 carrot peeled and cut into chunks
-(~50 g) 1 celery stalk cut into chunks
-250 g  of canned tomatoes (whole diced, whatever)
-2-3 tbsp veg or chicken stock paste
-2 bay leaves
-ľ tsp ground cloves
-1 tbsp honey
-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-2-3 cups water

Preparation:
1. Mince garlic speed 8 10 sec
2. Add and grate beets, onion, carrot, celery speed 4  for 30 sec
3. Add butter and cook temp 90 for 10 min speed 2 reverse
4. Add tomatoes and rest of ingredients (adding water up to around the "max" line), cook temp 90 45 min speed 2 reverse
5. Remove bay leaves (if you can find them)
6. Remove half of soup to another container
7. Puree remaining half of soup speed 8 1 min
8. Mix pureed and chunky soups together, season with salt and pepper if needed, and serve with sour cream or crumbled feta on top


Enjoy, but beware the pink pee the next day  ;)

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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 12:00:25 am »
Good one Laura.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 12:59:57 am »
Yum ... Starting to feel like soup weather

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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 05:16:58 am »
Thanks Laura. We often have borscht during winter. I do put cabbage and potato in it as that is how DH had it growing up. His parents were from the Ukraine. I will definitely try your recipe though.
When I first met him it took me a few years to try the borscht, but now I love it.

I sometimes put beans in mine too, even baked beans if we are using it as a meal.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 03:08:52 pm »
Thanks Laura. We often have borscht during winter. I do put cabbage and potato in it as that is how DH had it growing up. His parents were from the Ukraine. I will definitely try your recipe though.
When I first met him it took me a few years to try the borscht, but now I love it.

I sometimes put beans in mine too, even baked beans if we are using it as a meal.
I think borscht, like most comfort foods, is best when made the way you had it growing up! And with this soup it seems differences were very regional. Some recipes are almost minestrone like with beans etc. This, I believe, is more Polish-style. But perhaps even a sub-region in Poland? Wherever it's from, I've converted several non-borscht lovers into being major fans with this recipe.

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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 12:28:56 pm »
Thanks for this Laura. I made it exactly as your recipe today. We all enjoyed it very much.
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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 03:13:12 am »
So glad you enjoyed it! Isn't the colour just lovely?? Looks like delicious bread to go with it!

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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 09:44:10 am »
I love the colour. We dolloped a bit of natural Greek yoghurt on the top before we ate it.  I'll definitely be making it many more times this winter.
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Re: "Grated" Borscht (Beetroot Soup)
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 12:54:47 am »
Must try this recipe as DH loves Borscht and I have only ever made it with potato and cabbage.
Funnily enough we didn't have a decent Borscht while in Russia. It was always watery and bland. DiH was very disappointed.