Spring Greens Borscht Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2014
I made sure to dice all ingredients (except the potatoes) very finely. I agree that it gave the soup a good texture. I used only 2 large russet potatoes and that was plenty. I substituted the sorrel for half Italian parsley and half arugula, that way you still get the lemony, zingy flavor. Also, I think white balsamic vinegar would make the most sense here, but I used apple cider vinegar. I was worried the red balsamic would change the color of the soup too much. Lastly, I tripled the sugar and the vinegar, because this made a lot of borscht. Very good! And we used all of the listed garnishes. I would make this again.
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Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2013
Unfortunately I couldn't find any sorrel, and I bet this was the key flavor I was missing. This was good, but I know it can be better. I filled a large soup pot about 60% of the way with water (which I salted), and that was perfect because it left enough room for vegetables and stirring without issue. My grandmother's recipe also calls for 1/2 cup of white rice to be added into the water with the potatoes, which I'll add next time. Also, I bought a package of prewashed spinach, which made the prep easier since washing each leaf can take a lot of time (a 5oz package yielded about 4 cups of chopped spinach, which was just right). Someone else suggested blending the soup, I would not, this is not intended to be a cream soup. I was generous with the salt, added an extra tablespoon of sugar, and served with sour cream. This recipe was close to my grandmother's, so I'll try it again and review once I've added sorrel.
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Reviewed: May 6, 2012
A wonderful recipe, but I believe a step was left out. Since the recipe didn't say "dice/chop very very fine" I think that before the beaten eggs are added, the soup should be blended. It would also be helpful to have better instruction than "fill a large pot 3/4 full with water." I used my 5 1/2 quart Le Creuset pot, and filled it 3/4 full. By the time I added the 4 large potatoes, it was full to the brim. Since potatoes greatly vary in size, a weight would be helpful. We picked the sorrel from our community herb garden--as other reviewers have said it's hard to find sorrel in stores (including our local co-op). It would be nice to know how much a "bunch" of sorrel is.
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Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2012
this is a very good recipe for "holodnik" I have not being able to find "shaveel" or sorrel in US, but I think balsamic vinegar should do the trick, your recipe is delightful because it shows how to use spinach and get a zing! thumbs up!
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Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2012
This is an amazing soup! The only problem I have no idea where to buy Sorrel. I will try to check out local farmers markets or grow it which can be quite an ordeal:(
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