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Spicing up bland Russian food....
« on: January 31, 2017, 08:27:32 AM »
Me and the current Mrs Ste are both avid borscht makers, and now she's got 'spiced-up' rising up the curry league to quite a high level we fancy adding a bit of bite to borscht....

I think just chucking a few chillies in might ruin it, and kill the flavour of the beetroots, so I'm thinking maybe a bit of ginger, capsicum, cumin or garlic (for me, Nadia hates garlic).

Ideas?
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Re: Spicing up bland Ukranian food....
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 08:40:41 AM »
Me and the current Mrs Ste are both avid borscht makers, and now she's got 'spiced-up' rising up the curry league to quite a high level we fancy adding a bit of bite to borscht....

I think just chucking a few chillies in might ruin it, and kill the flavour of the beetroots, so I'm thinking maybe a bit of ginger, capsicum, cumin or garlic (for me, Nadia hates garlic).

Ideas?

1/ Fixed the title - as Borsch is surely Ukrainian in origin?

2/ Like your idea  - can Nadia tell there's Garlic in stuff - even when it's cooked with spices ?

My 'ol Man hated Garlic - but could never tell I'd added it to food

Many Russians add to much salt to their cooking

What about a Kharchu Soup recipe ? If seeking spicier?

http://natashaskitchen.com/2016/03/29/beef-soup-kharcho/

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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 08:55:43 AM »
Me and the current Mrs Ste are both avid borscht makers, and now she's got 'spiced-up' rising up the curry league to quite a high level we fancy adding a bit of bite to borscht....

I think just chucking a few chillies in might ruin it, and kill the flavour of the beetroots, so I'm thinking maybe a bit of ginger, capsicum, cumin or garlic (for me, Nadia hates garlic).

Ideas?
Just add some hot pepper sauce ala Tabasco or similar to the finished product to taste  rather than the stuff you've mentioned.
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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 09:05:02 AM »
Me and the current Mrs Ste are both avid borscht makers, and now she's got 'spiced-up' rising up the curry league to quite a high level we fancy adding a bit of bite to borscht....

I think just chucking a few chillies in might ruin it, and kill the flavour of the beetroots, so I'm thinking maybe a bit of ginger, capsicum, cumin or garlic (for me, Nadia hates garlic).

Ideas?
Just add some hot pepper sauce ala Tabasco or similar to the finished product to taste  rather than the stuff you've mentioned.

Will try, I got original Tabasco and a new extra Hot!

Last time MIL came I made my famous chilli but went a bit mad with the Scotch Bonnet and nearly killed her......

Was a bit like this, Denmarks Chilli Claus with Bubber, some sort of Danish John Noakes, famous for accepting dares like Go With Noakes...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4zmE3cF00" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4zmE3cF00</a>
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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 09:44:05 AM »
Me and the current Mrs Ste are both avid borscht makers, and now she's got 'spiced-up' rising up the curry league to quite a high level we fancy adding a bit of bite to borscht....

I think just chucking a few chillies in might ruin it, and kill the flavour of the beetroots, so I'm thinking maybe a bit of ginger, capsicum, cumin or garlic (for me, Nadia hates garlic).

Ideas?
Just add some hot pepper sauce ala Tabasco or similar to the finished product to taste  rather than the stuff you've mentioned.

Will try, I got original Tabasco and a new extra Hot!

Last time MIL came I made my famous chilli but went a bit mad with the Scotch Bonnet and nearly killed her......

Was a bit like this, Denmarks Chilli Claus with Bubber, some sort of Danish John Noakes, famous for accepting dares like Go With Noakes...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4zmE3cF00" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4zmE3cF00</a>
Seen this clip before. Foolish, if you ask me......
Coming back you our question, what about that hot mustard eaten with Salo? That could spice up your borchst.
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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 01:51:53 PM »
Dunno if this is relevant to your situation Ste, but have you noticed how it is that 'hot' sauces vary in heat from country to country?

In Finland and Estonia most hot sauces seem MUCH weaker in taste than their British counterparts. But then for an Estonian or Finn a decent curry sauce has about the same kind of flavour as a nice English custard or gravy.

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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 02:20:08 PM »
Yeah in Ireland the strongest Indian curry was totally weak! The mustard in Denmark has no bite at all either. Back in Yorkshire for a bit now enjoying lovely Baltis and Bhunas, heavenly!
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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 02:30:20 PM »
Yeah in Ireland the strongest Indian curry was totally weak! The mustard in Denmark has no bite at all either. Back in Yorkshire for a bit now enjoying lovely Baltis and Bhunas, heavenly!
Nothing like traditional English fayre!

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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 02:33:57 PM »
Yeah in Ireland the strongest Indian curry was totally weak! The mustard in Denmark has no bite at all either. Back in Yorkshire for a bit now enjoying lovely Baltis and Bhunas, heavenly!
Sounds revolting. I prefer a somewhat more authentic taste.  :knit:
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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 04:50:19 PM »
Yeah in Ireland the strongest Indian curry was totally weak! The mustard in Denmark has no bite at all either. Back in Yorkshire for a bit now enjoying lovely Baltis and Bhunas, heavenly!
Sounds revolting. I prefer a somewhat more authentic taste.  :knit:

Balti is English I recall.  ;D

I also take my own chilli sauce to Russia when I go. And use either chilli sauce or chillies to liven up any drab Russian food I encounter.

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Re: Spicing up bland Ukranian food....
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 01:08:37 AM »
1/ Fixed the title - as Borsch is surely Ukrainian in origin?

Borsch is of many cultures. I wouldn't claim myself English now, because I am of english origin centuries ago?

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Re: Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 03:25:34 AM »
1/ Fixed the title - as Borsch is surely Ukrainian in origin?

Borsch is of many cultures. I wouldn't claim myself English now, because I am of english origin centuries ago?

Your anti-Russian is showing again.

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Re: Spicing up bland Ukranian food....
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 06:00:51 AM »
1/ Fixed the title - as Borsch is surely Ukrainian in origin?

Borsch is of many cultures. I wouldn't claim myself English now, because I am of english origin centuries ago?

Your anti-Russian is showing again.

I personally think this plonker should be thrown off the site because he is absolutely a troll. I originally assumed his opinion was the polar opposite of everyone he conversed with and he was just one of these awkward idiots who blissfully walks against the flow of life.

Sadly he admitted a few days back that this place is for enjoyment and its clear he drags people into arguments and wastes posters time. Nobody forces us to answer him but it doesn't seem right letting a looney loose to type lies and propaganda unchallenged.

Throwing him out would also allow him to think he's been censored for disagreeing with Manny but we all know what a troll Moby is. 

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Re: Spicing up bland Ukranian food....
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2017, 06:23:16 AM »

I personally think this plonker should be thrown off the site because he is absolutely a troll. I originally assumed his opinion was the polar opposite of everyone he conversed with and he was just one of these awkward idiots who blissfully walks against the flow of life.

Sadly he admitted a few days back that this place is for enjoyment and its clear he drags people into arguments and wastes posters time. Nobody forces us to answer him but it doesn't seem right letting a looney loose to type lies and propaganda unchallenged.

Throwing him out would also allow him to think he's been censored for disagreeing with Manny but we all know what a troll Moby is. 



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Spicing up bland Russian food....
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 12:19:42 PM »
My wife is a pretty good cook, but she makes a couple of things that
are similar to eating dried yard clippings.

Bland tasteless chicken soup:I add garlic, white pepper (not too much)
and a 1/4 cup of vinegar. Then drop and egg or two in it and stir it around and
add soy sauce to taste. Now I have Chinese hot and sour soup. 

Bland tasteless rice: I throw it in a pan with oil and fry it. I add onions,
vegetables, meat and some soy sauce. I make a hole in the center and fry an
egg and then mix it together. Now I have tasty Chinese fried rice.

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