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Letnie Schi or Russian Green Soup

Letnie Schi is one of my favorite soups in Russia. Russians have long been only using what is available in Russia. That means most of the foods are only what can be produced and bought locally. This soup is a perfect example of making something from what you have on hand at all times and that is what Russians do best for they have never had abundance as a common factor…

So lets make a Letnie Schi and your family will wholeheartedly appreciate your efforts…

Letnie Schi:

Letnie SchiIngredients for Letnie Schi:
24fl.oz. water
8oz spinach
8oz sorrel
2 medium onions, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
3oz of celery root minced
2 medium potatoes, diced with or without skin (Russians say no skin!)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp freshly chopped dill
4fl.oz. cream

When you Serve Letnie Schi:
Two sliced up hard boiled eggs
Sour Cream


Place the water in a large saucepan, bring to the boil. While heating water add the onion, carrot, celery, spinach, potatoes, salt and pepper and once boiling, cook for 10 to 15 minutes…

Then add the sorrel or watercress, mix well then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. I prefer to reduce heat and onbe boiling is done, add the ingredients…

Then remove from the heat and stir in the cream and fresh dill. This is important as the cream will curdle and the dill will turn dark if you heat it too much…

Serve with slices of egg and a tablespoon of sour cream, laid onto the surface of the bowls of soup. Serve with black bread to give it that authentic Russian flair…


Post by Kyle Keeton
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