Mixed Meat Solyanka
thick soup with smoked meat and sausages.
0.3 lb ham
0.3 lb smoked pork butt
0.3 lb smoked sausages
2 tablespoons capers
1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
3-4 tablespoons vegetables (sunflower) oil
0.5 teaspoon salt
Green onions or fresh dill sprigs
A few bay leaves
Half a lemon
4 tablespoons sour cream
8 olives (black)
Slice the pork butt and ham into large cubes. Cut the smoked sausages into circles.
Place all the meat into a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven (400F) for 10-15 minutes.
Chop the onion into small cubes. Sautee in the vegetable oil for 10 minutes, stirring periodically with a spatula.
Add the tomato paste.
Stir to mix with the onions and cook for 1 minute.
Pour 1 quart of water into a medium pot and bring to a boil.
Transfer the meat from the oven into the boiling water with a slotted spoon (to let the extra fat drain into the baking sheet).
Add the onion-tomato paste mixture.
As soon as the soup boils again – add the capers.
Let the soup boil for 5 minutes and take off the stove.
Add finely chopped green onions (can be substituted with fresh dill sprigs) and a few bay leaves. Cover and let stand for 10-15 minutes.
Serve in individual bowls.
Add a dollop of sour cream, 2 olives and 1-2 thin lemon slices to each serving.