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.
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
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).
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