Sunday, 9 October 2011

Recipe XXVII - Polish Beetroot Soup: Barszcz

6 beetroots, peeled and cleaned
3 onions
3 cloves of garlic
A handful of chopped celery
300g-350g casserole beef
Salt, pepper and cloves
Parsley (I used chives, as I have a surplus in the garden!)
Sour cream or crème fraîche

Cut up all the vegetables. Put the beef, together with the onions, garlic and celery into a saucepan, add water, pepper and salt. Boil it for about an hour with the lid on.
Then, take the beef out. Cut it up and give it to the cats or similar meat-eating pets.

Put the beetroot, cloves and herbs in the water and boil it for a further 45 minutes to one hour.
With a sieve, take out all the solid substance and serve as a clear soup.

The photo doesn't show it, but the soup should be red - serve with a spoonful of sour cream or crème fraîche.

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