Ragu is Ovoshej - Russian Root Vegetable Stew
Welcome to the November edition of Soup Saturday Swappers! This time around the theme is From the Root Cellar as we work with all things root vegetables. For this event I went with a Russian classic that I think should be a classic all over! It was so simple, so delicious, and the ingredients are cheap and easy to source. I knew it was a dish my family would enjoy, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as we did. The flavors of the turnips and parsnips with the richness of the tomatoes and butter was delightful.
This recipe is called Ragu is Ovoshej, and is stewed root vegetables. I looked up the recipe in English and only got one version of the recipe. Lookin up Рагу Из Овощей, the same thing but in Cyrillic, yielded more variety in the dish. Which really is an anything does vegetable stew. It's typically finished with lots of butter and eaten as a meatless entrée with a crusty dark bread. I went with mostly all root veggie, turnips, parsnips, carrots, and onions. But other veggies such as potatoes, eggplant, celeriac, and zucchini are also very common. Really, use what you have on hand.
Have other great root veggies on hand? Check out these other great recipes from some other great bloggers sharing for Soup Saturday Swappers.
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- Puree of Celery Root Soup by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Russian Ragu Iz Ovoshej by Pandemonium Noshery
- Sausage, Potato and Sauerkraut Soup by Palatable Pastime
- Savory Root Vegetable Soup by Making Miracles