Rustic Irish Cabbage Soup

Since most of the country is under siege by winds and snow, I am posting another soup recipe. Stay home and eat soup!


The lineup, except I left the garlic out of the pic as well as the pasta. I made this up as I went along so they were thrown in later.


Start out by adding olive oil to the bottom of a heavy pot.


Dice some carrots, celery, potatoes, celeriac, turnips, a large onion and slice a head of cabbage. You can use any kind of root vegetables you like.


Dice up 5-6 cloves of garlic.

Add the onions to the hot oil.


Then add the celery and celeriac.


Add the carrots and turnips.


Stir it all around.


Add about 1 tablespoon of cracked black pepper.


2 teaspoons of salt.


2 tablespoons of dried thyme.


Add the cabbage.


Then the potatoes.


Add enough chicken stock to cover the vegetables.


Add 3-4 bay leaves.


Add several tablespoons of chicken demi glace.


And a couple tablespoons of Maggi.


I also sprinkled in a bit of chicken bouillon for added flavor.


Add sliced smoked sausage. You can use a good kielbasa, a smoked bratwurst or Debreziner which is what I've used here.


Stir to combine.


Bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and lower the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until the vegetables are tender.


While the soup simmers, boil some small shells for about 4 minutes. Add them to the soup where they will continue to cook.


This is what it looks like after 45 minutes.


Add some chopped fresh parsley.


A soothing soup for a miserable day.

Comments

That looks delicious and I do love cabbage soup, but the weather is to spring like now for soup :-) But it can change soon I´m afraid.

Have a great day now!
Christer.
My Grama's Soul said…
Oh how I do love homemade soups....this one is so pretty when finished...but alas, it will not agree with my digestion. (O:

Xo

Jo
I'm all over this soup today. Making a pot while I type. The wind is 45 mph and it's now 20 degrees. This is also going to be my brothers Soup-Of-The-Month for February. Thank you so much.
I'm adding parsnips to mine because I have them.
Interesting recipe, think I might just give this a try. Diane
Teresa said…
It certainly is a soup day, and that one looks so very good!
Guillaume said…
I might do this for St-Patrick's Day.
Rosemary said…
Not usually a fan of cabbage soup but with the pasta this might be the one. Noticed you use Maggi a lot. Does it add a lot of flavour?
Once again, you have caused my stomach to literally growl.

.... Such talent! :p ♥
I love cabbage too..and it's a wonderful soup for this cold weather! Yum!!
looks great...i have another pot of white beans one the stop simmering away....we had frost on the rooftops this morning

:-)

teddy is wrapped in his blankie
all cozy
xxx
Lois said…
What a good idea! I've recently read that cabbage and red peppers are good for kidneys, so I am going to make some hearty cabbage soup today similar to this! Lois