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Cold Russian Soup “Okroshka”

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For a long time beer is famous all over the world. It has different tastes depending on the place, where it was made. It may be either soft and fragrant or bitter and heady. Though it`s an alcohol drink, beer is very healthy. It`s rich in sugar, dextran, carbonic, lactic, amber, phosphoric acids, sodium, potassium and magnesium.
Small amount of beer helps to relax, removes physical and mental pressure. It also helps to ease digestion and lowers the level of hunger. If you`re weak or anemic, drink a little bit beer regularly. Still, if you`ll drink too much alcohol, you may gain some extra weight. What`s more, beer-lovers have heavier hangover than those, who prefer wine. Therefore, you need to control the amount of alcohol you drink.
It may also be used while cooking different dishes. Cooks use it to marinate and stew meat, cook yummy pastry or even cold soups.
Even if these recipe seem to be interesting for you, do not cook cold soup if you do not like the smell and fragrant of beer. You must also keep in mind that beer is an alcohol drink, so kids shouldn`t eat such a soup.
It`s recommended to use malt beer. You may also replace it with non-bitter soft drink. If you cook this dish for the first time, cook it in the small bowl. Next time you may cook it in the big pan.
Traditional Russian soup is made of potato, fresh cucumbers, radish, eggs, herbs. You may add meat, bologna, ham or boiled beef, if you like to eat it with beer. This dish may also be cooked with seafood or smoked fish.
Russian “Okroshka” with beer shouldn`t be cooked with vinegar or lemon acid. It doesn`t taste good in combination with beer. And of course, this dish should be eaten cold.

This is the most popular recipe of such a dish.

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Middle-sized potatoes
3 pcs
80 cals
Eggs
2 pcs
70 cals
Fresh cucumbers
2 pcs
25 cals
Radish
2 pcs
40 cals
Sausage
1.3 cup
230 cals
Salt
to taste
Dill and parsley
small beam
7 cals
Green onion
several sprigs
18 cals
Beer
1 l
45 cals
Sour cream
to taste
220 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
735 cals
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Instructions:
  1. Boil potato. If the skin is too thick, you may peel it beforehand. Strain the water and leave potato to cool down.
  2. Cook hard-boiled eggs. You need to boil them for about 12 minutes. When eggs are ready, put them into the bowl with cold water and leave to cool down. Peel eggs and cut into small cubes.
  3. Wash cucumbers and cut them into cubes as well. If the peel is bitter, cut it off.
  4. Cut sausage into cubes.
  5. Grate the radish.
  6. Chop greens.
  7. Put all the ingredients into the pan. Add salt. Mix everything well.
  8. Put the pan into the fridge and leave it to cool down.
  9. Fill bowls with the portion of dry ingredients. Pour beer into each bowl. For there not to be froth, pour it slowly. Mix everything one more time. If you need, add more salt. And don`t forget to add sour-cream.

Your cold soup is ready.

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