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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Green Chicken Soup ("Shavel" Sorrel Soup)

This is a Russian traditional "Green Borsh". My mom always made it in summer. Its my favorite soup.

3 quarts Water
1 lb Chicken
5 large Potatoes
1 med Onion
2 Carrots
1 large bunch of Sorrel (can be substituted with Spinach and lemon)
5 hard Boiled Eggs
Parsley flakes, Dill, Green onion
Salt, Pepper, Vegeta, Bay leaf

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I like to buy my meat at Trader Joe's.
Wash meat really good. Put it on the skillet with water. Boil for 10 min. Peel skin of drumsticks. Add it to a boiling water. Add bay leaf, salt,vegeta. Boil for 40min to 1 hour.  Take the drumsticks out brake  into smaller pieces.

While the meat boiling cut onion into small pieces. Put in the oiled skillet. Add shredded carrots. Fry on med until golden brown.
 Boil eggs.
Cut potatoes in small pieces.  Add to the soup. Add onion and carrots.
Wash and cut sorrel in small strips.
Like this.
Cut eggs in small cubes. Slice parsley and dill.
Boil potatoes for 7 min or until ready.
Add sorrel and eggs, parsley, dill. Bring to a boil and turn off. Serve with sour cream. Sprinkle  green onion on top.  Enjoy!


  1. Yum. Next on menue soup. Borsh. Thank you. Tanya linnik.

  2. Outstanding! Like gold. Soooo delisiouse. Mom told me to add two or one hand of rice when i am cooking meat. Then all your ingridience. Plus have homegrown spinach. I cant telll you how great it turn out. I will adjust my reciepy to this. Thank you. Linnik

    1. Yes, its my favorite Borch. I never tried it with rice before.
      Thanks, Tanya✿✿✿


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