Almost every housewife or amateur chef can easily cook the dish we’re going to show you today. Our current issue is Ukrainian Borscht. Ukrainian cuisine is largely associated with this specific soup. Ukrainian Borscht recipe is usually passed through generations from a mother to a daughter so it’s no surprise that Ukrainians abroad sometimes dream of good old mother’s Borscht. The interesting thing is, almost every region of Ukraine has its own particular Borscht recipe.
Furthermore, some culinary connoisseur say that Borscht may be Ukrainian or Russian. So, today we present you the article with recipe of this delicious dish. We’ll highlight the origin of the soup, the healthy features of the red borscht and show you how to cook a classic Ukrainian borscht with meat.
Borscht recipe is the essential part of any book on Ukrainian cuisine. It’s thought that borscht is the first dish based on meat or mushroom broth. Borscht to Ukrainians means quite the same as cabbage soup (‘’shchi’') to Russians. But everyone nows that almost every eastern slavic nation is acquitted with this dish and consumes it rather often. It was first cooked in Kievan Rus which means that it was somewhere around Kiev, the capital. As a result, the dish was later referred to as both Ukrainian and Belorussian.
Now it’s time to talk both what an original Ukrainian Borscht recipe is. First of all, it has to be red and hot. But don’t forget that borscht varies depending on the region you're eating it. In the southern Ukraine, it’s boiled with millet and buckwheat, and in the west they basically do not add half of the ingredients, instead they make soup more liquid and some fresh juice of cherries and apples. Concerning meat, it was barely put into the soup earlier since it was hardly affordable for a usual countryman. As a result, borscht, its ingredients and calories are never the same just as its taste. That’s how interesting and delicious our borscht is.
Now it's time to learn more about the ingredients of this dish and figure out what is the borscht dressing and what it's made of, and most importantly, how it’s cooked. Borscht dressing is a blend of vegetable ingredients that require thermal pretreatment. As you might have already noticed, these include beets, carrots, onion and tomato filling, preferably those homemade. In addition to the dressing, the borscht requires potatoes, cabbage and various spices and herbs. And, of course, don’t forget about meat or, if you like, mushrooms which make your some much more nourishing.
Now, let’s talk about the benefits for your health when you consume this dish. Although everyone knows that the first courses are not as good and healthy as others, we’ll present a few arguments in favor of a borsch:
Now we know everything about the history and the healthy features of Ukrainian Borscht, we just want to remember that there is one compulsory addition without which Broscht recipe will be incomplete, and that’s small buns with garlic dressing. Because the smell of borsch with garlic buns is one in a million! If you want to know how to make them, you can easily find it on our website. For now, let's just figure out how to cook Borscht. So, just follow our recipe!
Mind that the quantity of aforementioned ingredients may vary according to your personal preferences on the density of the soup. Our soup is going to be a bit thick, full of meat and vegetables.
So, that’s it, we’ve shown you how to cook a perfect borscht quickly and tasty. We hope that you and your family will enjoy every spoon of it! We’re looking forward to your original recipes of borscht. Bon Appetite! Always yours, HozOboz.