Solyanka is a thick, spicy and sour soup in Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. There are three basic types of solyanka, with the main ingredient being either meat, fish, or mushrooms.
Sturgeons are among the world's most valuable wildlife resources. These northern hemisphere fishes can be found in large river systems, lakes, coastal waters and inner seas throughout Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, other European countries and North America.
Sturgeon is a meaty, delicate tasting fish. It can be served baked, fried, smoked, or grilled. It’s flesh is more dense than say, cod, so it won’t flake as one might expect. Keep this in mind when you prepare sturgeon because it may become a bit tough with a more pronounced fish flavor when overcooked.
This recipe for Russian Sturgeon Soup (Solyanka) serves/makes: 8 servings