Cold Beet Soup with Shrimp and Potatoes - Chlodnik Recipe
Cold Beet Soup with Shrimp and Potatoes - Chlodnik
Flavours of Poland
Total time: more than 2 hours
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Waiting time: 1 + 2 hours
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
- 500 g (18 oz.) Beets
- 500 g (18 oz.) uncooked Shrimp
- 2 liters (8 cups) water
- 250 ml (1 cup) Sour cream
- 4 tbsp. chopped dill
- 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice + 1 sliced lemon
- 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 4 green onions
- 4 red radishes
- 3 hard-boiled eggs
- 3 potatoes
- 2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
- Salt and pepper
  1. Clean and dice the vegetables;
  2. grate the beet; place in a bowl with the vinegar and marinate for 1 hour;
  3. place the beet in a saucepan and cover with 2 liters (8 cups) water; bring to a boil; reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes;
  4. add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp. sugar; cook for 10 minutes longer; drain the beets, reserving the cooking liquid;
  5. peel the shrimp; place in boiling water and remove once they change color; drain and chop coarsely;
  6. pour the cooking liquid from the beets into a bowl; whisk in the sour cream; add the beets, radish, green onion, cucumber, shrimp, lemon juice, dill and remaining spoonful of vinegar;
  7. season with pepper, 3 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. sugar; cover and refrigerate for 2 hours;
  8. pour into a tureen; sprinkle with dill and chopped hard-boiled egg; float a slice of lemon on top if desired.
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