Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas BORSCHT



3l water
6 medium beetroots
1 carrot
1 small parsnip
a piece of celeriac (ok 100g)
1 medium onion, cut in half and burn a little bit over fire ;)
0.5 leek
5berries of allspice
3 bay leaves
4 garlic cloves, crushed slightly
few peppercorns
salt pepper
4 - 5 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


1.Wash all the vegetables, peel and place in a big pot(leave one unpeeled beet for later). Add garlic, onion,leek,allspice, bay leaves and peppercorns. Cover with cold water, bring to boil, turn the heat down to minimum and simmer with lid on for around 1 1/2 -2 hours. 

2.After this time,peel 1 left beetroot and grate it(medium). Turn off the heat and add grated beetroot,lemon juice, salt and eventually some pepper.Mix with a spoon.Strain before serving.

Serve with sauerkraut and wild mushroom pasties ;)

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