Botvinia <cold, green vegetable soup w/ fish>

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each Cucumber large, peeled, halved,seeded, & diced
1½ pounds Spinach leaves fresh, washed
6 tablespoons Frsh lemon juice
1½ pounds Sorrel leaves, fresh
3 tablespoons Horseradish root, fresh Grated
1 teaspoon Salt
¾ teaspoon Sugar
½ pounds Crab meat
1½ pounds Poached sturgeon, in 1\" pcs. or -
1½ pounds Poached whitefish in 1\" pcs.
1 cup Scallions sliced
¼ cup Onion chopped
1 each Garlic clove minced
2 ounces Vodka
1½ quart Beer or -
1½ quart Kvas <see attached recipe>

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. ORIGIN: Olga Gorechev, St. Petersburg, Russia Submitted By DONALD HOUSTON On THU, 12-16-93 (19:47)

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