Borscht

I had made Baked Pork Chop Rice a couple weeks ago and it turned out quite well. Except I wasn’t in the mood to document the cooking process so I don’t have a post for it. But fear not, I will definitely be writing a post about it next time I make it.

I bring up the Baked Pork Chop Rice because it inspired me to make a Hong Kong Style Borscht. It’s my favorite soup of all time and I always order it with the Baked Pork Chop Rice.

After work, Bill and I went to the Asian Market and bought a lot of ingredients for the soup. We needed red beets, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and also fresh oxtail. I forgot to get celery root for the soup, but will definitely remember for next time. The total came to around $30 for the soup ingredients, the fresh ox tail was the most expensive, otherwise, it’s really just vegetables and they don’t cost much.

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Beets – These ones have the stalk attached.

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I put a plastic cutting mat under the beets – I didn’t want it to stain my wooden cutting board.

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This is what my hand looked like. I was very careful with the beets. They come off really easily though.

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We had these baby potatoes that were sitting in the fridge. When we were at the store, Bill insisted that we didn’t have to buy the baking potatoes because we had some at home. When we went home, I insisted that he peel each and every single mini potato. He did a good job.

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Roma Tomatoes. I think I will peel the tomato skin next time.

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Green and Red Peppers. They make a huge difference.

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Mandatory picture of cut onions. There’s Basil in the soup as well. If you look really closely you can see Basil in the picture below.

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We also bought a Mortar and Pestle at the Asian Market for around $14. I sprinkled some salt on the garlic before crushing them up.

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Oxtail. We were going to get the frozen oxtail because it was cheaper, but I opted for the more expensive stuff.

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Cabbage

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Searing the oxtail.

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I also fried the veggies in a little bit of oil first. There were so many ingredients that we had to actually make 2 pots of soup.

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I added a can of beef broth and some water.

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Also a dash of Worcaserasfaser Sauce.

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Tabasco to give it some heat – Very important.

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Added a can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup as well.

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Let it simmer for around 2 hours.

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Finished Product! It turned out really nicely.

I bought some garlic bread the next day and it went well with the soup. I would make this again and again and again and again!

Thanks for reading!