Usually what you have to do - that is if you don't have any kind of particular knowledge in that kind of cuisine - is do some research on that cuisine, in this instance, Russian cuisine. Well, as I told you, what comes to my mind in connection with Russian cuisine, is borscht or you may want to call it borshch. Anyway, I even have to do research for that. Still there are variations. Some put meat in it, some add cabbage and ...
... today we are having none of that. Since this going to be vegetarian, of course there will be no meat, but there won't be any cabbage either, although some believe that it is an essential ingredient in borscht.
But have a look ...
What do you say?
Now, as to the recipe ... I said sometimes it takes a while until things come together. Already on 11th of October 2012 I read a recipe of borscht on Galina's blog Chez Maximka. I told her: "I had that also on my list. I will try it one day." That day has come.
So, if you want to know the recipe, you have to head over to Chez Maximka and then you will see it.
Basically, I followed the recipe as good as I could. That just meant to omit the celery stalk and exchange the Heinz ketchup with tomato puree and I had to use different mushrooms. Then, I suppose I used a tiny bit more garlic, but just a tiny bit.
I have to say, that for me the beets, the dill and the sour cream were the essentials in that soup. Whatsoever, I think my soup had a slightly different colour in comparison to Galina's soup.
The important thing, though, was the taste and taste it did. I enjoyed my borshch very much and not just one day. I don't know whether that is going to help me ... having more soup I mean and weight I mean.
So, now here we finally have another entry for Bloggers Around the World: Russia. I would have to file that under discipline 3. Soups.
As I finally cooked a bookmarked recipe, I will submit this also to Jacqueline's Bookmarked Recipes over at Tinned Tomatoes.
So ... what are you doing next?