Some time ago we have already posted recipes of some yummy dishes with beets. This time we are presenting you a traditional Russian dish, which is very healthy and is great to enjoy for dinner on hot summer days (if there will be any here in Denmark). You will need the following ingredients:
- 400-500 gr meat (beef or chicken with bones)
- 3 carrots
- 2 small onions (or 1 large)
- 10 pepper corns
- 2 laurel leaves
- 5 small beets
- 2 table spoons of tomato paste
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 of small cabbage
- 1 piece of garlic
- spring onion
- Some fresh dill and parsley
Wash the meat, and cook it in a pot with 4 litres of water. When the water is boiling, remove the foam, add 1 onion, 1 carrot, laurel leaves, salt and pepper corns. Set to a medium heat and boil for another 40 minutes, or until meat is properly cooked. Meanwhile, cut onion, carrots and beets in bitesize pieces. Fry them om a pan with some olive oil, until onion becomes transparent. Now add tomato paste and shredded tomato to the rest of the vegetables, and cook for additional 5-10 minutes.
When the stock is ready, remove laurel leaves, pepper corns, onion and carrot. These cannot be reused, and can therefore be thrown out. Chop the meat in a bitisize pieces and add together with cooked vegetables to the stock. Reheat the stock. Shred the cabbage together with green onion, dill and parsley, and boil the soup for additional 5 minutes. Shortly before turning off the stove, add minced garlic. The soup is now ready. Enjoy it with some fresh cream for better taste.