Solyanka (main dish)

Solyanka is a dish of Russian cuisine made of stewed cabbage and sausages, an analogue of the Alsatian choucroute, the German sauerkraut and the Polish bigos. This is the main and rather hearty dish. In addition to sausages, mushrooms are often added to solyanka. Solyanka is also the name of another Russian dish, namely, soup with smoked products, lemon and olives. So, when ordering solyanka in a restaurant, be sure to specify whether it is a soup or a main course.


  • Onion – 2 bulbs
  • chipolata sausages – 2 pcs.
  • bay leaf – 2 pcs.
  • salt – to taste
  • medium-size cabbage head - 1 piece
  • hunter’s sausage – 2 pcs.
  • pork boneless meat – 500 g
  • peppercorn – 0,25 tbsp.
  • vegetable oil – 3 tbsp.
  • canned tomatoes – 200 g

Preparation method (receipt)

Cut pork into large pieces. Heat up 2 tbsp. oil in a deep saucepan and fry the meat from all sides for 8 minutes. Slice onion into semi-circles, add to the meat and cook for 6 minutes. Remove the top leaves from the cabbage, shred the cabbage, salt and rub with the hands. Put in a saucepan and fry on a high heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Mash tomatoes with a fork, add to the cabbage and meat along with bay leaves and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes. Ring sausage and chipolata sausages and fry in the remaining oil on both sides, for 2-3 minutes. Put into solyanka and cook for another 5 minutes.

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