We are glad to welcome you friends to our website. Today we are preparing cabbage soup with barley and cabbage. Anticipating your question, I will immediately say that there are a great many recipes for this dish: cabbage soup is cooked from sauerkraut with barley and other cereals, from fresh cabbage like you have with us and with the addition of other products, which we will learn more about today. But a little history from the beginning.
Shchi is a type of refueling soup considered to be a Russian dish. So before literally all the stews were called, and later they began to call only soups with the addition of cabbage. The name of this soup is consonant with the Old Russian word "sto", which literally means food. In fact, from the moment of its appearance, cabbage soup was a thick and hearty drink, a brew that was seasoned with kapusta and sorrel, which made it sour first of all and only then nourishing and tasty. It is the acid that remains a prerequisite for the taste and today. True, depending on the preferences of the hostess, the soup can still be more or less sour.
As in antiquity, since the 9th century, cabbage soup remains the main first dish on the Russian table. More precisely, cabbage soup appeared with the advent of cabbage in Russia. Cabbage soup is cooked by infusion in clay cast iron and preferably in an oven, which allows them not so much to boil as to languish. Over the years, the only amendment was made to the recipe - they excluded flour dressing, without which cabbage soup could not do without. Cabbage soup with barley and sauerkraut, which we cook today, of course, are not cooked in the oven, but the recipe is followed and the result will be worthy.
Of course, cabbage soup is useful - the verdict is unambiguous and does not depend on what kind of cabbage soup we mean. And sour cabbage soup with barley and cabbage soup with fresh cabbage will be equally good. The variety of healthy vegetables and spices make this soup just a feast for the stomach. And what is good for the stomach is good for a person. So eat cabbage soup for health and share your impressions with us. Also, tell us about your favorite recipes and let's cook together. Your HozOboz!