Ukrainian Lenten Borshch

Pisnyi borshch

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Appears in
The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

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This traditional Lenten borshch is a refreshing fish soup that is a bit unusual. Good hot and also tasty chilled in the summertime, it is thick and rich with flavors.


  • 4 dried porcini mushrooms
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons


Put the mushrooms in a strainer and rinse well under cold water. Place them in a small saucepan along with 2 cups of vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mushrooms soak for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, warm the oil in a large pot over medium heat and add the onion. Gently sauté until very soft, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and celery. Stir in the t