Saltwort/ Hodgepodge (Solianka)

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“You may have noticed that Ukrainians love to mix everything. They even invented a special dish called Saltwort/Hodgepodge. It is a thick soup, where you will find various meats (the more the better), olives, lemon and tomato. If you love to experiment and learn something new - Saltwort/Hodgepodge is for you. Saltwort/Hodgepodge is cooked and eaten not only in Ukraine but also in neighboring Poland, and Germany, as well. The main difference of Ukrainian one is that there are pork or fat pieces among ingredients. (c) "Ukrainian cuisine guide" by Val Shoss, helene Smirnoff and Nikita Lysytskiy”
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  1. To prepare Saltwort/Hodgepodge, one should take finely chopped, separately stewed vegetables and smoked meat. Pig or cow meat is fried, and then boiled in salted water. After, take it out from water, chop finely and boil all ingredients together in bullion you have gotten.

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