Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 70

Borscht: I have to be honest - I wasn't excited about trying this dish tonight. I'd been on the road all weekend with my band, and when I come home tired and hungry, I want comfort food for dinner. Usually that translates into Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken, but I figured I'd change it up a bit this evening. I'd been wanting to try borscht for awhile now, and I found this pre-prepared jar of it at Your Dekalb Farmers Market last week. My original intention was to make it from scratch, but since the GF wasn't that interested in it, I didn't want to end up with a gallon of it on hand for me to finish. So, this Gold's brand would have to suffice for my trial run.

I read online that borscht can be served several different ways (hot/cold, with/without meat), but I decided to keep it traditional and eat it as is, with a little sour cream added. I also boiled a couple of small potatoes as suggested for a side, since the soup itself didn't have much going on by itself (the only ingredients were water, beets, sugar, salt, and garlic). I really like beets, so I didn't expect this to disappoint, and I was right. It was way better than I expected, and the borscht had a nice sweetness along with the beet flavor that I love. The sour cream added some creaminess, and I ended up dunking pieces of potato into the mix instead of eating them plain.

Good stuff. Now that I know I like it, I may attempt making it from scratch soon. If anyone has any suggestions for recipes, please let me know!

2 comments:

  1. definitely do one yourself....hot....with meat.....cucumbers and dill for cruchy garnish alonf with the sour cream

    tim

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  2. Thanks, I will definitely try that!

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