Solyanka (Smoked Rib Soup)

Solyanka Smoked Rib Soup

Solyanka is a smoked rib soup with a wonderful balance of salty, savory, and sour. It’s an unusual combination, but for most people it will be a new experience, and that makes this a wonderful thing to serve at events. The fact that it’s a soup and can be made in large batches is all the better.

Most of the ingredients can be made far in advance, or even store bought to make things easier. I personally like using leftover ribs since making a whole rack of smoked ribs for soup is generally a waste of time.

Due to the high salt content of this soup, it is actually well known as a hangover cure. Most soups aren’t for breakfast, but if you’ve woken up after a long night of partying, this is the perfect breakfast.

Ingredients:

3 liters of Water

6 cubes Beef Bouillon

100 grams Chopped Celery

2 Medium Onions (chopped)

300 grams Smoked Ribs (chopped) (feel free to buy premade, or use leftovers)

2 Chopped Carrots

1/2 kg diced Polish Sausage

2 large Dill Pickles

8-10 Green Olives

10 grams Smoked Paprika

50 ml Chili Oil (not traditional, but so good. If you don’t like Chili Oil you can just add Olive Oil)

Salt and Pepper

1 Lemon

2 Bay Leaves

Sour Cream (to taste)

Chopped Dill (to taste)

Instructions:

In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the chopped celery, bay leaves, and beef bouillon.

In a separate pan, add the oil and saute the onion, carrots, and diced Polish Sausage. When the onions are translucent toss everything into the boiling water including the delicious oil.

Add the Smoked Ribs, Chopped Pickles, Olives, and Smoked Paprika.

Let the pot simmer for 2 hours. Remove the bay leaves and put soup into a bowl. Top with a dollop of sour cream, a lemon wedge, and a sprinkle of chopped dill (optional).

Notes:

I like these black bowls from Amazon, as they work perfect for soups (as well as ice cream, cereal etc.

Solyanka (Smoked Rib Soup)

A classic Ukrainian soup perfect with dark rye bread...or for breakfast as a hangover cure.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Keyword: Solyanka
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 3 liters water
  • 6 cubes Beef Bouillon
  • 100 grams Chopped Celery
  • 2 Medium Onions chopped
  • 300 grams Smoked Ribs
  • 2 Carrots Chopped
  • 1/2 kg Polish Sausage Chopped
  • 2 Large Dill Pickles Chopped
  • 8-10 Green Olives
  • 10 grams Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 50 ml Chili Oil regular oil is fine too
  • Sour Cream to taste
  • Dill to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lemon

Instructions

  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the chopped celery, bay leaves, and beef bouillon.
  • In a separate pan, add the oil and saute the onion, carrots, and diced Polish Sausage. When the onions are translucent toss everything into the boiling water including the delicious oil.
  • Add the Smoked Ribs, Chopped Pickles, Olives, and Smoked Paprika.
  • Let the pot simmer for 2 hours. Remove the bay leaves and put soup into a bowl. Top with a dollop of sour cream, a lemon wedge, and a sprinkle of chopped dill (optional).
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