Collection by Kermit Short

Borscht with Meat

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
I like to simmer the beef and bacon for up to 6 hours, then let sit overnight in the broth to cool. Skim the excess fat and cut the meats into bite-size pieces. Re-heat, adding the beets, cabbage, onions, leeks, and sausage. I don't think that the carrots are necessary or add anything to the recipe. I've added several varieties of sausage to give added flavors but the milder Polish sausages seem to go better with the soft and sweet flavors of the beets. Serve with fresh bread.

Borscht I

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This is the best borscht I have ever eaten. Double the recipe, because it freezes well.

Solianka (Russian Beef Soup)

Rating: 5 stars 35
This solianka recipe is a traditional Russian soup served as a meal by itself. Vodka is usually served with it. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and sour cream.

Ukha (Russian Fish Soup)

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Wonderful fish soup. Very popular in Russia and easy to make. Try it with pike, perch or salmon.

Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1263
I make this soup every Halloween and is the 'signal' to the family that the cool weather has arrived. I've been making it for 15 years now and out of all the soups I make, it is still everyone's favorite. Enjoy!

Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 519
This is a simple recipe for a wonderful rich cabbage soup.