This deliciously sour cucumber soup (zupa ogórkowa) is a traditional Polish dish. The soup was quite unlike any you’ve ever tasted before, with a unique flavor and so simple to prepare.
It’s an easy-to-make recipe but it requires brined cucumbers (i.e. preserved in water with garlic, dill and spices), not pickled in vinegar. It is this brine that makes the soup Polish-style. The process of natural fermentation in brine is how they develop their sour taste – no vinegar is involved.
Now I promise it’s not what you think. The tanginess of the pickles combined with cream and fresh dill gives it a very refreshing flavor, making it a perfect recipe for a spring or summer meal.
In any case, I urge you to try the Polish cucumber soup and post a comment to let me know what you think.