Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce

Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce

Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce
This soup combines a whole duck, beet greens, and cabbage in a fizzy fermented tomato sauce—a wonderful alternative when fresh tomatoes aren't in season.Justin Walker

Though borscht is typically thought of as a beet soup, Olia Hercules' take includes whole duck in a fragrant broth with red pepper, beet greens, and cabbage. A fizzy, fermented tomato sauce, which Hercules uses as a substitute for fresh tomatoes in winter, gets stirred in at the end, brightening and lightening up the meat-rich stew. Use the fizzy tomatoes during the winter almost anywhere you'd use fresh: stirred into soups, in salsa, or as a condiment for roasted meats.