This is such a delicious soup I just have to share it with you. It’s a very traditional soup, and it’s one of my favorite soups. This soup is a staple at our house and we make it often. “Ciorba” in romanian usually refers to sour soups with vegetables and some form of meat. They are made sour by adding either lemon juice, “bors” which is fermented wheat bran, sauerkraut juice, or sometimes even vinegar. Most of the time I just use lemon juice and this gives the soup a very nice sour taste. Also Romanians differentiate between “ciorba” and soup, soup is usually clear and has no added acid. I grew up with this soup, my mother used to make it quite often, and as I said it’s one of my favorite soups.
I guarantee your family will love and enjoy this.