I hope you enjoyed Mick´s Chinese dumplings! Because we still had some cabbage left in the fridge, I decided to make a soup out of it. Normally I would add into the soup some nice sausage (e.g. Hungarian “klobas” is very nice) but because I didnt have any and didnt want to go shopping, I pulled out of the freezer a bigger piece of bacon. It is no longer good for eating just like this when de-frosted as it contains lot of water (lesson for you – never freeze bacon), but for cooking it will do well 😉
Ingredients (cca 1,5l of soup)
1 small cabbage
2 cloves of garlic
paprika powder sweet (and spicy if you like)
1/4 of cube of broth (vegetable, meat..)
1 – 2 sausages or bacon
a bit of cumin
Chop the onion and put it into the pot with hot lard, fry until glossy colour, add sausage or bacon cut on small cubes and roast a bit. Cut cabbage on small pieces and add into the pot. Fry until half soft.
Add paprika and mix well. Add immediately hot water. Dont fry the cabbage with paprika for too long without water because it will become bitter otherwise. Add potatoes cut to cubes, add salt, pepper, crushed garlic and cumin.
In case the taste seems still a bit dull, add 1/4 of the cube of broth, or less – be careful not to make your soup too salty. Cook in closed pot for aprox. 30 mins – basically until cabbage and mainly potatoes are soft.
Enjoy your meal!