Russian Cuisine
 


Appetizers

  Botviniya

Ingredients

1ea Cucumber large, peeled,halved,seeded,& diced
1 1/2lb Spinach leaves fresh, washed
6tb Frsh lemon juice
1 1/2lb Sorrel leaves, fresh
3tb Horseradish root, fresh Grated
1t Salt,3/4ts Sugar
1/2lb Crab meat
1 1/2lb Poached sturgeon, in 1
1c Scallions sliced
1/4c Onion chopped
1ea Garlic clove minced
2oz Vodka
1 1/2qt Beer or 1 1/2qt Kvas


Method
Boil 3 quarts of water in a large pan. When boiling briskly add the spinach and the sorrel. Cook uncovered at a brisk boil for 6-8 minutes. drain water off, wash vegetables in cold water, then puree in blender. cool to room temperature. Combine the other ingredients in bowl, except for the beer and vodka. When mixed well slowly add the beer and the vodka stirring constantly. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving

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