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               BOTVINIA <COLD, GREEN VEGETABLE SOUP W/ FISH>
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Russian                          Seafood
                 Soups/stews                      Ethnic
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       ea           Cucumber large, peeled,
                         -halved,seeded, & diced
    1 1/2   lb           Spinach leaves fresh, washed
    6       tb           Frsh lemon juice
    1 1/2   lb           Sorrel leaves, fresh
    3       tb           Horseradish root, fresh
                         -Grated
    1       t            Salt
      3/4   ts           Sugar
      1/2   lb           Crab meat
    1 1/2   lb           Poached sturgeon, in 1 pcs.
                         - or -
    1 1/2   lb           Poached whitefish in 1 pcs.
    1       c            Scallions sliced
      1/4   c            Onion chopped
    1       ea           Garlic clove minced
    2       oz           Vodka
    1 1/2   qt           Beer
                         - or -
    1 1/2   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 6-8 minutes. drain water off, wash
   vegetables in cold water, then puree 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. ORIGIN:
   Olga Gorechev, St. Petersburg, Russia Submitted By
   DONALD HOUSTON On THU, 12-16-93 (19:47)
  
 
 
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