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Shchi - Russian Cabbage Soup

Shchi - Russian Cabbage Soup created by Caroline Cooks

This is best served with a dollop of sour cream and side of brown Russian bread, toasted.

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  • In a large soup pot add beef, tomatoes, onion, bay leaf and garlic. Cover with cold water. Simmer, covered for 2 - 3 hours.
  • Remove bay leaf and add cabbage, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. Can substitute sour kraut for the plain cabbage. If so, discard this step.
  • Just before serving add the fresh lemon juice.
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"This is best served with a dollop of sour cream and side of brown Russian bread, toasted."
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  1. Yummy Tummy
    Pretty good, but kind of bland. Added more vinegar, sugar and some spices
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  2. Caroline Cooks
    Shchi - Russian Cabbage Soup Created by Caroline Cooks
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  3. Caroline Cooks
    Delightful and hearty soup (almost a stew). Loved the vinegar-lemon juice addition. I halved the recipe; used one can of beef broth, with 1 1/2 cups of water. Perfect with some Pumpernickel bread.
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  4. One Little Deer
    This is best served with a dollop of sour cream and side of brown Russian bread, toasted.
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