Schav -- Sorrel Soup

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Recipe for Schav -- Sorrel Soup. This forgotten soup of Eastern Europe serves well hot or cold and is elegant in its simplicity.


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or schmaltz (rendered chicken fat)
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound fresh sorrel, stems included, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in your soup pot over medium-high heat and sauté the onions for about 10 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Add the sorrel and season with salt and pepper. simmer until the sorrel is olive green in color, about 10 minutes. Using a blender or food processor, blend until smooth.
  2. For the Manischewitz texture, you can then strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve. Serve hot or cold.