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Better than any soup: hearty hodgepodge with smoked meats, olives and lemon

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Recipe for hodgepodge

Hodgepodge is one of the most satisfying, tasty and easy-to-prepare dishes that is as good as any soup in terms of taste and preparation. All you need for this dish is a few types of smoked meats, as well as lemon, brine and olives, which will give the dish an incredible flavor.

Chef Yulia Simonchuk shared a recipe for a delicious hodgepodge on Instagram that you can prepare in just 35 minutes.

Recipe for hodgepodge
  • broth (meat, mushroom) or water - 3 liters
  • different types of sausage and meat products - 650-700 g
  • onion - 1 pc.
White onions
  • carrots - 1 pc.
  • pickled cucumbers - 3-4 pcs.
  • cucumber brine - 1-2 cups
Carrots for roasting
  • olives - 5-10 pcs.
  • lemon - 1 pc.
  • sour cream for serving - 100 g
  • tomato paste - 2 tbsp. l.
  • oil - 1-2 tbsp.
  • bay leaf, pepper, spices, herbs - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Fry the onions and carrots in vegetable oil until soft and golden brown.

2. Add the cucumber grated on a coarse grater and fry for a few more minutes.

Cooking hodgepodge

3. Put everything in a saucepan with boiling water (preferably broth, the taste will be more intense).

4. Cut all the sausages into strips and add to the pot after 5-7 minutes, simmer for 15-20 minutes, and then add the brine.

What to cook a hearty hodgepodge with

5. Stir everything, add bay leaf, pepper, spices, herbs, olives, tomato paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

How to cook a delicious hodgepodge

6. Turn off the heat, cover, and let stand for at least 30 minutes before serving.

For a more delicate flavor, add sour cream and lemon to the dish.

Ready hodgepodge

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