Romanian tripe soup


One of the best Romanian soups (the best ever!!) is a traditional Romanian tripe soup. From my own “experience” and as everybody is saying, this is THE BEST remedy for a hungover. It’s very easy to make and the results are amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 1kg  tripe
  • 1kg pork/beef bones (I used pork riblets)
  • 10 eggs (yolks only)
  • 2 heads of garlic (Yeah!!! It’s a lot)
  • 4 medium onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 parsley root
  • 1/2 celery root
  • 500mg sour cream
  • 250mg 10% cream
  • 1-5 hot peppers (I used 3)
  • parsley for garnishing

I a soup pot with 6L of water and 1tbsp of salt, boil the tripe and the bones for 1h and then add all the vegetables chopped big chucks except the garlic. After everything is cooked, add 1 garlic head minced and boil for 2-3 minutes. Take out all the vegetables, bones and tripe and strain the soup. Add the tripe cut in medium size strips, add all the meat from the bones and simmer it on low temperature. In a medium bowl mix with the blender the yolks, half of the sour cream and the cream. While the soup is simmering, add slowly the mixture stirring continuously and boil it for another 15-20 minutes. Take the pot from the stove and add chopped fresh parsley and hot peppers. Serve with more sour cream, garlic and vinegar, to taste.

Romanian tripe soup-1

Romanian tripe soup-1

Romanian tripe soup-2

Romanian tripe soup-2

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White beans with smoked ribs


This is another great Romanian dish from my grand-grand parents collection – White beans with smoked ribs.

Ingredients:

  • 500 gr of dry white beans
  • 1-2 big yellow onions
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1-2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 rack of smoked ribs or any kind of pork smoked meat or some good smoked sausages
  • parsley, dill and thyme
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste

For easy cooking, after washing the beans, keep them in water for the night and the next day boil them in a pot. While boiling, chop the onion and brown it in a pan with some corn oil, add tomato paste, bay leaf and red pepper and the carrot cut in small cubs and cook everything for 5-10 minutes. When the beans are almost done, add the onion mixtures and boil until cooked through (2-3 hours or less depending of the beans you use). 10-15 min before is ready, add the ribs cut in small portions. After everything is ready, take the pot of the heat and add the thyme, parsley and chopped garlic.

White beans with smoked ribs

White beans with smoked ribs