Besides the traditional drinks, Russia has a wide range of typical Russian dishes. One of the dishes is the traditional Russian soup. Some traditional Russian soups are borscht, shchi, ukha, rassolnik, solyanka, botvinya, okroshka, and tyurya. The typical Russian soup is divided into two types, hot and cold soup. The soup is served hot and cold but the cold soup is consumed regularly in summer. The following are the traditional Russian soup.
The Cold Russian Soup
This soup is made from Kvass or sour milk. The main ingredient is two types of vegetables mixed with meat or cold boiled fish in the proportion of 1: 1. The first type of vegetables is vegetables that have neutral flavors such as boiled potatoes, radishes, carrots or cucumbers. The second kind of vegetables should be spicy like onions, herbs, parsley, and celery then add the heavy cream.
The name of this soup is derived from the Russian word “botva” meaning leaf bud or root of the vegetable. This soup is made from young beetroot leaves, cucumber, and other fruit then added sour milk, mustard, garlic, and other spices.
The Hot Russian Soup
Many ingredients are used to make this soup but the main ingredients that must be used are cabbage. The cabbage is mixed with fish or mushroom meat, carrots, basil, onions, celery, garlic, pepper, and other ingredients that have sour flavors such as Smetana, apple, sauerkraut, and pickled water. This soup is usually eaten with bread.
This soup is made from cucumber pickled water that has a salty and sour taste. The name of this dish comes from the Russian word “rassol” which means brine or pickled water. Pickled water is known to be used as a base for making soups from the 15th century. Some of the ingredients commonly added to this soup include chicken offal or other poultry, kidney, and cow liver.
Solyanka is a creamy soup that combines the components of shchi (cabbage) and rassolnik (pickled water and pickled cucumber. This soup is added with several spices such as olives, capers, tomatoes, lemons, lemon juice, kvass, and mushrooms that have been salted or peppered. There are three types of solyanka which are made from meat broth, fish stock, and mushroom stock or vegetable stock. All kinds of soups are also mixed with cucumber pickled water.
The traditional Russian soups are borscht, shchi, ukha, rassolnik, solyanka, botvinya, okroshka, and tyurya. The typical Russian soup is divided into two types, hot and cold soup. The soup is served hot and cold but the cold soup is consumed regularly in summer.