Simple Meat Solyanka Soup With Mushrooms

Solyanka is a traditional Russian and Ukrainian dish. There are many variants how to cook it, but all in all it is a soup with meat, fish or mushroom broth and various spices. Solyanka usually has sour-salty-spicy base due to the addition of such components as pickles, olives, capers, lemons and sour cream. We will cook the meat solyanka with mushrooms.

  • SERVES: 4-6 Servings
  • PREP: 5 mins
  • COOK: 20 mins
  • READY IN: 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 150 grams of each type smoked foods (bacon, hunter sausages, carbonade, salami, etc.)
  • 400 grams mushrooms
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 medium onions
  • 200 grams tomato puree (this is actually less concentrated tomato paste)
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2-3 pickles
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs
  • sour cream to serve with
  • lemon to serve with
  • olives to serve with

Instructions

  1. First of all cut the smoked foods, mushrooms, carrots and onions. Also clean the potatoes and cut into cubes.
  2. Put the smoked foods into a pan and fry until they begin to brown.
  3. Add the mushrooms, onions and carrots. Stir and cook until they are brown.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stew for 3-5 minutes. At this time, cut the pickles.
  5. Add the pickles and fill one and one half liter of water. Cover with a lid, bring to boiling and cook on a moderate heat for about an hour.
  6. After that you can then add the greens and leave for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with a slice of lemon, a few olives and sour cream in each serving.
  8. p.s. If you have a pressure cooker, prepare solyanka soup the same way, but under pressure, the soup will be even more delicious.