Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup

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Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup

It is the favorite food of my childhood, which was usually made in the winter. This sour cabbage soup is cooked more in the northern part of Moldova, being very tasty, a little sour, with lots of meat and large pieces of cabbage. I recommend you try it, I'm sure you'll like it!


Sour Cabbage
2 kg
meaning medium sauerkraut
Soup bones
1.5 kg
White onion
2 pieces
2 pieces
Laurel leaves
3 pieces
Tomato paste
2 tbsp
I usually use homemade tomato broth

Step by step

Step 1

I warn you that the only drawback of this cabbage soup is that it has to boil for about 5 hours on low heat. So if you want to do it, plan your time, but I assure you that it is rewarded by the special flavor of the soup.

So, the first step - Wash the bones well with meat, put them in a 5 l pan and pour water to cover them well. Put the pan on the fire.

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 1
Step 2

Meanwhile, wash the cabbage with cold water and cut it into medium / large pieces as you like - but not in a small case.

Peel and wash the onion.

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 2
Step 3

When the meat starts to boil, carefully remove it with a foam spoon.

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 3
Step 4

Then add cabbage, 1 onion cut into medium pieces, tomato broth, bay leaf. If you see that the water does not cover the whole surface, add a little more boiling water.

Bring to the boil, turn down the heat, put a lid on and leave for 3-4 hours. Be careful not to boil too much, if necessary reduce the heat.

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 4
Step 5

After 4 hours of slow cooking, clean, wash and cut the carrot slices and add them to the cabbage soup.

Let it boil for another hour.

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 5
Step 6

Before extinguishing the fire, chop 1 onion and put it in the soup, turn off the heat immediately. Allow the soup to penetrate and cool for half an hour before serving.

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 6
Step 7

I'm sure you'll like this sauerkraut soup, which is especially tasty - it fully compensates for the cooking time.

It is enjoyed with leeks or fresh onions, like in the country :)

Good appetite!!!!!

Moldovian Pickled Cabbage Soup - Step 7
Quantity: 5 l (8-9 servings)
Prep time: 300 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 10 min
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