- 1½ oz (3 tbsp) Butter
- 1 large Onionchopped
- 1 large head Cabbagecut into shreds
- 1 large Carrotspeeled and coarsely grated
- 1 rib Celerychopped
- 1 Bay leaf
- Black peppercornsto taste
- 8 cups Wateror vegetable stock
- 2 large Potatoesrusset potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 2 Tomatoespeeled, seeded and chopped
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperto taste
- Fresh dill
- Sour cream
Shchi (Traditional Russian Cabbage Soup)
This delicious Shchi is a Traditional Russian Cabbage Soup which not only tastes delicious, it is super healthy too. I know what you are thinking – how can she describe cabbage soup as delicious? It might not sound appetizing, but don’t knock it until you try it!
Start by sautéing onion in butter. Add shredded cabbage, carrots and celery and sauté before adding water or stock, potatoes and tomatoes. Simmer a while before tasting and adjusting the seasoning. Remove the bay leaves and peppercorns from the pot if you like (or leave the peppercorns in for occasional bursts of heat). Serve garnished with dill and sour cream. I usually add some rye bread on the side if I am serving this as a main evening meal.
To make this Shchi (Traditional Russian Cabbage Soup), you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Shchi (Traditional Russian Cabbage Soup)
Add cabbage, carrot and celery
Add bay leaf, pepper and water
Stir in tomatoes
Remove whole spices
Fantastic appetizer which is sure to be a huge crowd pleaser!
Exactly what I was looking for!
Can't get enough of this Shchi, going to be serving this for a whole week haha.
I prefered the Rassolnik, beef brought a lot more taste to it and this was very bland.
Anazubgky tasty and super healthy too just make sure not to add too much salt because it will ruin the natural flavor of things.
Tasty and simple soup and normally I hate cabbage but all the flavours blend good together and its very healthy too.
This was really good it has a lot going on but the flavors are strong which make it worth all the hard work.
My husband nearly choked up crying when I made him this (his mother was russian) she passed about three years ago and since then he hasn't been home but this soup reminded him of her <3 thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with me and my family.
Loved this a bunch just poured some in a cup and sipped it lol.
Easy to make and delicious best soup i've made on my own in years.
I love this recipe! It's so simple, but delicious!
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