Thursday, March 3, 2016

Solyanka Soup

This is a kind of a "everything but the kitchen sink" type recipe. The amounts and ingredients are very flexible.

In a deep heavy pot put:

1 T olive oil

When oil is heated, lightly fry until cooked but not brown:

70 gm minced salami
100 gm minced bacon


1 minced onion
1 minced carrot
100 gm minced sausage or wieners 

Stir and cook for a few minutes.


4 minced dill pickles
3 T tomato paste
½ t paprika

Stir and cook for a few minutes.


1½-2 liters boiling water
2 t bouillon or its equivalent,* more or less depending on what suits the amount of water you use
1 large or 2 small finely diced potatoes

After a few minutes, when potatoes are soft, add:

100 gm diced smoked chicken

Before serving, taste, and add:

1-3 T dill pickle juice (as you like)

Serve with:

Sliced lemon (to squeeze into the soup)
Diced black olives
Diced green pimento-stuffed olives
Thick (Greek-style) yogurt
Dill (I can't find that here, so I didn't use it.)
Bread (I have served both naan and hard rolls with this. I think a coarse dark bread would be great, too.)

* I really like this vegetarian bouillon.

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