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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Russian Starter



6 medium beetroots, pre-cooked in thier own juices
2 tbsp olive oil
5 spring onions
1.5 litres vegetable or chicken stock
55 ml vodka
1/2 lemon, juice only
1-2 tbsp creme fraiche
salt and pepper
fresh dill


Heat the oil, over a low heat in a large saucepan and gently fry the spring onions for 4-5 minutes. Until they are translucent.

Pour in the stock and continue to cook on a low heat to warm through.

 Cut the beetroot into rough pieces.

Blend the beetroot, spring onions and stock in a food processor until smooth.

Add the vodka, lemon juice, creme fraiche and seasoning. Blend again.

Serve the soup hot or cold, stirring in a spoon of creme friache and a sprinkling of dill.

Taken from Sophie Dahl's,  Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights.

1 comment:

  1. This was just so easy to make, everything just went in the blender and it took no time at all. I tried it both hot and cold, and each one was a tasty as the other. It is really healthy too.