Clear Fermented Beet Soup

Barszcz czysty czerwony

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      1 hr 50

Appears in
Fresh From Poland: New Vegetarian Cooking from the Old Country

By Michał Korkosz

Published 2021

  • About

Barszcz has many faces. Ukrainian borscht is hearty, with lots of vegetables, potatoes, beans, and meat, and Chłodnik litewski (Chilled Beet Soup with Cucumbers, Radish, and Dill) with buttermilk and sour cream is refreshing in the summer. But only one soup can be king: a ruby-colored beet bouillon built with vegetable broth, fermented beet juice, and mushroom consommé. It’s sweet, sour, and umami all at the same time. Unlike other types of b