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Shchi Recipe

Shchi Recipe


  • 300 g meat
  • Pepper, salt and bay leaf
  • 800 g plain cabbage
  • Flour for thickening
  • 200 g vegetable roots, onion
  • Potatoes (optional)
  • 200 g tomatoes
  • 2 tbl sps butter


Cook the meat in 1+1/2 litres water for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours to make a stock. Remove the meat. Clean, slice and brown the roots and onion. Strain the stock onto the roots and onion. Add the meat and shredded cabbage. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Add pepper, bay leaf and salt to taste. Cook another 5 to 10 minutes. If desired, Potatoes may be added after the cabbage has been cooked for 10 to 15 minutes. Add sliced tomatoes at the end and cook together with the condiment. If made without potatoes, thicken the shchi with browned flour.


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