Hearty, delicious and super rich in flavor, this Solyanka Recipe is a meat lover's dream come true. The soup is perfect for cold winter months or when you just want to have a warm and comforting meal. This Solyanka Soup Recipe has a memorable taste. It's sour, salty and so so good!
Bring 11 cups of water to a boil, add chicken drumsticks and other ingredients. Reduce to low-medium heat and cook for 1 hour. Off the heat, transfer drumsticks into a separate bowl for a later use. Discard all vegetables and strain a broth through colander.
Cook bacon pieces in a medium skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towel.
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saute pan. Add minced onion and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown.
Place a medium pot with a chicken broth over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir in chicken sausage and pickles and cook for 5 minutes. Add salami, bacon, chicken meat, capers, onions, and pickle juice and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and off the heat.
Ladle the soup into a bowl, add a dollop of sour cream, couple of olives and a slice of lemon.