Chlodnik (Cold Beet Soup With Shrimp and Potatoes )

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READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Grate the beets; place in an earthenware container with 2 tablespoons of vinegar; let marinate one hour.
  • Peel and cut the vegetables (except the beets) into small dice; cook the diced potatoes in boiling water with a pinch of salt, drain and reserve.
  • Place the beets in a saucepan and cover with 8 cups of water; bring to the boil; reduce the heat and let cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar; cook 10 minutes longer.
  • Drain the beets, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • While the beets are cooking, bringing alarge pot of water to a boil.
  • Peel the shrimp; place into boiling water and cook until they are pink (do NOT overcook).
  • Drain and chop coarsely.
  • Place the beet cooking liquid into a bowl, whisk in the sour cream, add the beets, radish, green onion, cucumber, potatoes, shrimp, lemon juice, dill and the remaining tablespoon of vinegar.
  • Season with pepper, salt and ½ teaspoons sugar, cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Pour into serving bowls, sprinkle each with dill fronds and chopped hard-boiled eggs, and garnish with lemon slices if desired.
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