Solianka or Russian Beef Soup
|Preparation Time||:||70 Min|
|16||All-purpose flour||1 & 1/2||Tablespoon|
|21||Dill pickle juice||1/4||Cup|
|22||Hungarian sweet paprika||1||Tablespoon|
|24||Black pepper||To taste|
This is a traditional Russian soup that is served as a meal by itself. Vodka is usually served with it. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and sour cream.
- Melt half the butter and saute the onions, meats, and rehydrated mushrooms. Add the stock and liquid from the mushrooms and bring to a boil. Make a bouquet garni by tying the bay leaves and peppercorns tightly in cheesecloth. Lower the heat and add the bouquet garni, pickles, capers, and marinated mushrooms. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
- Melt remaining butter in a skillet and cook the tomatoes and tomato paste for a few minutes, then add the flour and saute for another few minutes. Add a cup of the soup to the skillet and stir in well, then return pan ingredients to the soup pot.
- Add the olives, dill, marjoram, garlic, pickle juice, and paprika. Adjust soup's seasoning with salt and pepper; simmer another 10-15 minutes.
Remove pot from heat and remove bouquet garni. Adjust seasonings .
serve with sour cream and lemon.