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Where can you purchase Polish Red Borscht soup?

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Polish red borscht soup is available for purchase at Amazon.com, where it is sold as an instant soup product from Poland. The clear version of this red soup, known as "barszcz" in Poland, is made using beets and either lemon juice or vinegar.

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Making the clear version of Polish red borscht soup begins by washing 4 fresh beets. Wrap the beets in aluminum foil, bake until tender, peel, and cut into thin strips. Cook beets in 4 cups of boiling hot chicken stock along with 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. After adding salt and pepper to taste, continue cooking for 10 minutes, then serve the soup with boiled potatoes and chopped dill. Alternatively, place the pot of soup in an ice-water bath, allow it to chill in the refrigerator, and serve it with dollops of sour cream.

The Food Network features a creamy version of Polish borscht that includes pork spareribs. The first step requires cooking 1 1/2 pounds of pork spareribs in a large pot with onion, vinegar and seasonings. In another pot, cook 5 medium beets until tender, then peel and grate them. Add the beets to the meat pot and create a creamy broth using 2 cups of sour cream and 2 cups of milk.

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