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Finnish Siskonmakkarakeitto

Finnish Siskonmakkarakeitto

Finnish Siskonmakkarakeitto (Sausage and Root Vegetable Soup)

Traditional Finnish Siskonmakkarakeitto (Sausage and Root Vegetable Soup)
here is 1 version of the Finnish siskonmakkarakeitto recipe, with some additional tips and notes:

This hearty and comforting soup is a perfect example of Finnish home cooking. The root vegetables give the soup sweetness and flavor, the siskonmakkarat (fresh pork sausages) add protein, and the allspice berries add a touch of warmth. The soup is easy to make and even tastes better reheated, so make a big pot at once!

Ingredients (4 servings):
2 - 3 carrots
300 g (10.5 oz) rutabaga
100 g (3.5 oz) celeriac
1 1/2 l (6 cups) water
2 meat or vegetable bouillon cubes
8 allspice berries
6 - 8 potatoes
1/2 leek
500 g (1 lb) siskonmakkarat (fresh pork sausages)
3 sprigs parsley
Salt (to taste)
Prepare the vegetables: Wash, peel, and cube the carrots, rutabaga, and celeriac.
Cook the broth: Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the bouillon cubes, vegetables, and allspice berries. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
Add the potatoes and leek: Wash, peel, and cube the potatoes. Wash and thinly slice the leek. Add the potatoes and leek to the soup. Continue simmering for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
Add the siskonmakkarat: Remove the siskonmakkarat from their casings and squeeze them into small balls directly into the soup. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the siskonmakkarat are cooked through and float to the surface.
Season and serve: Finely chop the parsley and add it to the soup. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt as needed. Serve hot with fresh bread.

You can also use other root vegetables in this soup, such as parsnips or turnips.
If you like your soup spicy, you can add a pinch of chili pepper or paprika powder.
You can substitute ground beef or other sausage for the siskonmakkarat.
You can also garnish the soup with fresh dill or cilantro.
This traditional siskonmakkarakeitto is a delicious and easy-to-make soup that is perfect for a cold day.