Romanian Cuisine – Ciorba de Burta

Ciorba de Burta Recipe (Sour Tripe Soup)
If you come to Romania, don't forget to have “ciorba” (the various types of tasty soup) on the menu. Romanian Cuisine is so delicious and special is the fact that the dishes are easy to be prepared, it is just a part of the local culture. Many Romanians cannot imagine eating a meal without “ciorba”. Romanian Cuisine is amazing. Make yourself at home and enjoy!

1 kg beef tripe
1/2 kg beef bones
1 onion
1/2 celery root
1 parsnip
3 carrots
100 g marinated bell peppers
300 g sour cream
5 bay leaves
5 garlic cloves
4 egg yolks
1 lemon
Oil, salt and pepper

Fry the onion in lard till it gets gold brown, and add the water, tripe, carrot, pepper, bay leaf and a few strips of pickled red bell pepper. Let it simmer on a low heat for about 2 hr. In the meanwhile chop up the garlic cloves, mix them with salt and a little bit of lemon and grind them up in a smooth paste. Add egg yolks and sour cream. Remove the beef tripe from the soup and cut it into small strips. In that bowl place a few spoons of hot tripe soup to heat up the mixture and pour it all in the pot stirring continuously .Bring the soup to a boil again. Let it boil for a few more minutes. Serve hot.