Shchi - Russian Cabbage Soup (Щи)
Russian Cabbage Soup is delicious and easy to make. I love eating this hearty and warming autumn favourite. Enjoyed in Russia for over 1000 years! Shchi (Щи)
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litres of beef stock
small cabbage chopped and shredded
medium potatoes cubed in small pieces
large onion chopped
medium tomatoes chopped
or 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
small red pepper diced
oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
chopped bunch of parsley and dill for garnish
, simmered and strained, enough for 5 litres. Can be prepared the night before, or use store bought stock. Bring to a boil.
Add the shredded cabbage, bay leaf and diced potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked.
While the soup is simmering, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Fry chopped onions and grated carrots until they are starting to lightly brown.
Add the red pepper and fry for two minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes including juices and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the fried onion/tomato mixture to the soup when the potatoes are cooked. Stir and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Season the soup with Beef Stock Powder and salt and pepper to taste.
Add the parsley and dill and serve with sour cream and rye bread.
This recipes tastes even better when you add a small jar of sauerkraut cabbage. This adds extra sourness which works perfectly.