Tastes Like LeBonn's
Russian Cabbage Soup
LeBonn's is famous in New York City
1 small head green cabbage (about 1 1/2 lbs.), or 1 pound prepared sauerkraut
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 qt. tomato juice
1 qt. chicken broth
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3-1/2 C. sugar (to taste)
1/4 C. Red Wine Vinegar
2 tsp. freshly squeezed Lemon juice
1 C. Golden or Dark Raisins
1/2 C. Sour Cream (garnish)
Core and thinly slice cabbage
Can use food processor fit with thinnest blade for cabbage or drain sauerkraut, discard pickling liquid, rinse well under cold running water, and squeeze dry.
Melt butter in 3-quart Dutch oven over medium-low heat.
Add cabbage or sauerkraut and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until it begins to wilt (about 10 minutes).
Add all remaining ingredients except sour cream.
Raise heat to high and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium, cover partially, and simmer until cabbage is tender (about 30 minutes).
Taste to adjust seasoning, adding a bit more sugar or lemon juice if desired.
When ready to serve, ladles into warmed soup bowls, and spoon a rounded tablespoon of sour cream in the centers.
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