3/25/09

Russian Cabbage Soup & Friends Award

In the past few months I've made several Russian dishes. Here's another one: Russian Cabbage Soup. Please understand that this is not an exact recipe: each family makes theirs differently, and each time I make it, the ingredients change depending on what I have on hand.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion (I used red), diced
1 cup sliced carrots
2 garlic cloves, sliced
10 cups liquid (you can use chicken stock, vegetable stock, beef stock or water. I used 6 cups of liquid left from cooking a brisket + 4 cups of water)
2 dried de Arbol peppers (optional)
3 potatoes (I used red), cubed
1 cabbage, sliced
salt & pepper
parsley, finely chopped
sour cream

Directions
1. In a pan heat the oil, add carrots, onions and garlic and saute for about 10 minutes.
2. In a soup pot bring the liquid to a boil, add potatoes and cook till almost tender.
3. Add carrots/onions/garlic mixture to the potatoes. Add de Arbol peppers and cabbage. Bring the soup to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Serve with parsley and sour cream (or mayonnaise).




And now for the award: Melissa from Schweet 'N Savory gave me a Friends Award! I'm really happy to pass this award to some great bloggers in no particular order:

Natasha from 5 Star Foodie
Sara from Sara's Kitchen
Lesley from Lesley...Living Life
Elra from Elra's Cooking

12 comments:

lesley said...

Awww, thanks so much!! : ) You have certainly brightened my day!!

Last time I had a cabbage I didn't know what to do with it so I will definitely keep this recipe in mind! : )

Sara said...

Thanks for the award, I really appreciate it! The soup looks great, we are big cabbage fans in my house.

5 Star Foodie said...

My mom never made the Russian Cabbage soup at home but I really liked when I visited other people who made it. Your looks awesome!

Thank you so much for the award! Hugs, Natasha

The Blonde Duck said...

I like how your blog is in your g-mail message. Makes it easy for me to remember to come by!

BlueToYou said...

kinda looks like a vietnamese dish or something if you ignored the ingredients and just looked at the picture. maybe one day you could do a blog on foods that are cross cultural?

Elra said...

Aaaaw Olga, thanks a million (blushed)
You are indeed such a sweet girl, I am so honored. Thank you dear.
Cheers,
ellra

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Looks great. I've never see a white cabbage soup though - it looks clean.

Junglefrog said...

Looks like a yummy soup and cabbage is everywhere right now so looks like a great idea!

Sara said...

Your soup looks great.

veggie belly said...

im enjoying all your russian recipes. this looks great; i love cabbage but never had it in soup!

Maria said...

I finally made this soup and even my kids enjoyed it! It has a great mild taste and its a great way to use cabbage. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

better late than never ;) Glad you enjoyed the soup!!