Schi took a special place among national soups. Historians suppose that this dish was known long time ago before Adoption of Christianity in the Rus. Once all soups were called Schi. Now Schi are cabbage soups.

There are a lot of Russian proverbs about schi: “Good wife is not the one who speaks well, but who cooks schi well”. Schi are cooked on meat, fish or mushroom broths. Schi with meat are served with a meat piece in the plate.
Pies and Koulebyaki are very good with Schi.

Put meat in the cold water to make broth tastier. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Remove the grease and froth from the broth surface with a spoon. Cook at a low heat for 1 hour. Pour cold water in to keep the same quantity of broth. Add chopped carrot, shredded cabbage, salt. Bring to boil again. Then add potatoes cut in cubes. Chop onion, parsley root, turnip, tomatoes finely and fry in the pan with fat. Put everything in the pan and boil at a low heat for 30 minutes. Five minutes before finishing, put pepper, salt, 2 bay leaves. Schi is served with sour cream, fresh bread or pies.

700 g meat with bone.
2 l water.
700 g cabbage.
2 average potatoes.
1 little turnip.
1 large carrot.
2 fresh tomatoes.
2 tb fat.
1 onion.
1 parsley root.
Parsley, pepper, salt.

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