Zharkoe is a traditional Russian stew filled with meat, potatoes, and fresh vegetables.

This version consisted of pieces of pork, alongside tender potatoes and a variety of vegetables including carrots, zucchini, and mushrooms. The stew itself was flavourful, and you could taste the generous amount of dill and bayleaves used. The chopped spring onions added some freshness to the broth too.

The stew was served with a slice of bread, for a hearty meal.