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This traditional Romanian sour soup with pork and vegetable is a recipe that is made in many regions of Romania. The recipe uses a variety of basic vegetables, like carrots, celery, potatoes and pork meat. the broth of this soup is dressed with sour cream and lemon juice or vinegar.

Prep Time    : 10 mins
Cook Time   : 45 mins
Total Time    : 55 mins

Servings      : 8


·         1 pound/500g pork meat chopped
·         3 medium carrots chopped
·         2-3 celery sticks chopped
·         1 medium onion chopped
·         2 tomatoes chopped
·         2-3 garlic cloves chopped
·         1 celery root peeled and chopped
·         1 pepper(any color you prefer) chopped
·         1-2 potatoes medium, chopped
·         salt and pepper to taste
·         1-2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
·         1 Tablespoon dry tarragon
·         1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
·         4 Tablespoons sour cream
·         1/2 lemon(we use the juice from it) or 1-2 Tablespoons vinegar or to your taste
·         8 cups water


1.   Chop the pork meat in cubes and put them in a pot of soup, on medium heat, on the stove, with some vegetable oil.
2.   Let the meat sweat for few minutes to develop the flavor, then add all the cleaned and chopped vegetables(carrots, celery sticks, onion, garlic, celery root, pepper) except for the potatoes and tomatoes.
3.   Cook the vegetables together with the meat until they develop the flavor, then add water to cover them.
4.   Bring the soup to a boil then lower the heat and allow the soup to simmer until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are soft. Add the potatoes cut in small cubes and the chopped tomatoes.
5.   Add salt and pepper to taste and a little bit of oregano.
6.   Simmer the soup 5-10 minutes more until the potatoes are cooked.
7.   Add the dry tarragon and the juice from the lemon(or vinegar).
8.   In a separate bowl put the sour cream.
9.   Add a small amount of hot soup to sour cream; stir to mix. Gradually add the mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Do not bring back to boil.
10.Serve hot.

Recipe from thebossykitchen.com

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