The Radauti Soup Recipe – Fresh and Light for the Summer

radauti soup

In today’s recipe, we will prepare the “Radauteana” soup or “Radauti” soup. I know, the name is intimidating, but I assure you, if you haven’t tried this recipe before, you should definitely try it. You will not be disappointed.

The name “radauti” or “radauteana” comes from the town Radauti of Romania. It was first made in the 1970’s by Cornelia Dumitrescu. She added chicken to the beef tripe soup because her husband wanted the beef tripe soup to taste like chicken. After that, she added this dish to her local restaurant too and from then, boom. The dish became so popular that people from all over the globe came to this small town only to taste this delicious soup.

You should know that the Radauti Soup is not a complicated dish. You can eat it in any season but especially now, in summer, because it is fresh, hydrating and light. (lighter than the beef tripe soup)

Got your attention? I hope I did. Let’s make the Radauti Soup!

For this you will need:

1 chicken breast / whole chicken if you want it more consistent
4 carrots
2 roots of parsley
1 small celery
2 roots of parsnip
2 red bell peppers
1-2 onions
3-4 teaspoons salt (put 3 and see)
1 teaspoon of pepper (grain)
4-5 very fresh yolks
500 g fermented sour cream / for cooking
50 g flour (2 spoons)
4-6 cloves of finely crushed garlic
juice from a lemon (to taste)

Method of preparation:

First, wash the chicken breast, cut it in pieces and boil it in a pot of water (4 l capacity) with some salt.

Foam until the gravy remains clear. Then add the washed vegetables, cleaned and finely chopped. Let it boil for 40-45 minutes (until both the vegetables and chicken breasts are cooked).

For the next step, mix the sour cream with yolks, flour and garlic (crushed). Next, temper the composition by gradually adding 3 ladles of hot soup, stirring well after each ladle. We do this to equalize temperatures and prevent egg clotting by heat shock. We have obtained a fluid and smooth sauce. Reduce the temperature for the soup pot and pour in the mixture. Mix continuously with a wooden spoon. Let it cook for a few minutes, and it’s done!

You can add the lemon juice at the end or at the time of serving (to everyone’s taste).

Serve the soup in individual bowls. Decorate it with freshly chopped parsley and add some fresh home-baked bread.

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