A few tips on how to cook pickle
The name of this soup speaks for itself: it is prepared with the addition of cucumber pickle and pickled cucumbers. Therefore, pickle has a sour taste, which contributes to the stimulation of appetite.Not every housewife knows how to cook pickle, it is prepared less often than borscht or cabbage soup. Appeared this dish in the 15th century and has many options. It can be cooked not only with beef, but also with chicken, pork, kidneys, heart, and even with dried mushrooms. There are no hard canons in the recipe of this soup, which opens up great opportunities for the use of various products. Let's look at a few simple recipes, from which you will understand how to cook pickle with these or other ingredients.
This is the most famous classic option. It is also called "Leningrad pickle". A characteristic feature of this beloved soup is the presence of pearl barley. You will need: a pound of beef, 5-6 potatoes, half a glass of barley, two or three pickles and a glass of pickle, one onion, carrot, one bay leaf.
Cooking pickle soup begins with boiling broth. Cut the meat into pieces, cover with 4 liters of water, cook for 1 hour. Pearl barley should be washed, then pour into the broth. Boil for about 40 minutes. Now you can add chopped potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. Onions are cut very finely, carrots are rubbed on a coarse grater. Onions and carrots are fried in vegetable oil.Chop cucumbers into small strips (or grate them on a coarse grater) and simmer them for a while in a griddle by adding broth. Put onions, carrots and braised cucumbers in a saucepan, bring to a boil and pour the brine there. Remember the rule - pickles and pickle are added after the potatoes are soft. For the flavor, put 1 leaf of bay leaf in the soup and cook for another 5 minutes.
The method of preparation of pickle with the kidneys
Kidneys must be cleaned of fat and soaked in water for at least 5 hours. In this case, the water should be periodically changed. After soaking, the kidneys are boiled for thirty to forty minutes, taken out of the broth and nicely cut into small cubes. How to cook pickle with the kidneys next? In the same way as in the classic version.
How to cook pickle with chicken
First boil the chicken broth. Chicken can be cooked with a whole carcass, and can be cut into pieces. To boil a clear broth, boil it with onion and carrot. Chicken broth is boiled for about an hour and a half. After that, try the chicken readiness. If soft - reach out and start refueling. It is recommended to use rice for chicken broth instead of pearl barley. Barley will give the broth turbidity. In the broth, first add potatoes, at the end of cooking - for 10 minutes - add rice, otherwise it will be digested. Better yet, cook rice separately. Be careful with the amount of rice, keep in mind that it is boiled soft. For half a liter of broth you need to take one tablespoon of rice.