Traditional Recipe Russian Sour Cabbage Soup

Traditional Russian Sour Cabbage Soup Recipe
Sour Cabbage Soup or Kislye Shchi is a traditional Russian soup. This sour cabbage soup recipe is made with fresh pork ribs. Some cooks make theirs with beef brisket and cracked beef marrow bones.

Serves 4 people

600 g of pork ribs
400 g of sour cabbage
2 medium size potatoes
1 small zucchini
2 medium size tomatoes
1 medium size carrot
1 red capsicum
1 medium size white onion
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch of coriander
1 bunch of dill
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of white pepper
3 dried bay leaves


1) Slice onion, dice capsicum, slice carrot, slice zucchini into thin strips, dice tomatoes & potatoes into medium size cubes. Finely chop garlic cloves, dill, coriander.

2) At a medium high temperature stove add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil into a pot. Add pork ribs & stir fry the ribs until pre-cooked & golden color. Remove the pork ribs from the pot.

3) Use the same pot & add dice capsicum, sliced carrots, sliced zucchini, diced onion. Stir fry for 2 min. Add diced tomatoes, sour cabbage & fry for 5 min. Add diced potatoes, 1 tsp of white pepper, 2 tsp of salt, pork ribs. Cover with the water. Bring water to boil & cook for 10 min. Add garlic, dill, coriander & bay leaves. Reduce temperature to medium & simmer the soup for 30 min.

4) To serve 1 portion add a few ladle spoons of the soup into a serving bowl. Add a few pork ribs into the soup. Garnish with fresh chopped dill and fresh chopped coriander.

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