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Botvinia (Cold, Green Vegetable Soup with Fish)

 

Cold green vegetable soup with poached fish. Source: Olga Gorechev, St. Petersburg, Russia
47

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

120

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1 large cucumbers
peeled, halved, seeded and diced
1 ½ pounds spinach
fresh, washed
6 tablespoons lemon juice
fresh squeezed
1 ½ pounds sorrel leaves
fresh
*
3 tablespoons horseradish root
fresh, grated
*
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon sugar
½ pound crab meat
1 ½ pounds fish, sturgeon
poached, cut into 1 inch pieces, or poached whitefish
*
1 cup scallions, spring or green onions
sliced
¼ cup onions
chopped
1 clove garlic
minced
2 ounces vodka
1 ½ quarts beer
*

Directions

Instead of beer you could use 1½ qt Kvas (see attached recipe)

Boil 3 quarts of water in a large pan. When boiling briskly add the spinach and the sorrel.

Cook uncovered at a brisk boil for 6 to 8 minutes. drain water off, wash vegetables in cold water, then purée in blender. cool to room temperature.

Combine the other ingredients in bowl, except for the beer and vodka.

When mixed well slowly add the beer and the vodka stirring constantly.

Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 186g (6.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 789% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 163% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 13% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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