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Matzo Ball Soup

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Matzo Ball Soup
as interpreted by James Belardo 

In Zio’s Kitchen we salute all cultures and today we celebrate our Jewish friends and family by making some a traditional mainstay! We present our interpretation of the classic and fabulous Matzo Ball Soup!

Ingredients

The Matzo
1 cup matzo meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt +/- to taste
black pepper
4 eggs – beaten
1/4 cup water (seltzer is traditionally used)
1/4 cup olive oil (schmaltz is traditionally used)
Flat leaf parsley

The Soup
1- 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4-6 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version), strained (using cheese cloth)
4-6 cups water
1 clove garlic
1/4 onion, finely diced
1 carrot, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 bay leaves
2 dill sprigs, fresh
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Flat leaf parsley

Directions

The Soup+

1. In a large soup pot, sauté the onions, garlic in two or three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil until the garlic begins to brown and the onions begin to become translucent.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - first the soup, sauté onions and garlic

2. Add the cubed chicken and cook until browned.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add chicken pieces

3. When chicken pieces are cooked, add the carrots, celery and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add celery and carrots

4. Add 1 cup of water and let come to a simmer.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add water

5. Add 1 cup of chicken stock and let come to a simmer.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add homemade chicken stock

6. Add the bay leaves.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add bay leaves, salt & pepper

7. Add the 3-5 more cups of chicken stock and 3-5 more cups of water, 1 cup at a time (alternating between stock and water). Allow the soup to come to a boil each time before adding.

8. After about 10 minutes add the fresh dill, salt and pepper (to taste). Let cook for an additional 20-30 minutes. Now you can make the matzo (see below)
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add fresh dill

9. Remove 3-4 cups of stock and put in separate pot, this will be used for the matzo.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add let cook and separate 4 cups of liquid to another pot

10. place 2-3 matzo balls into bowls and ladle the soup with the meat and veggies on top.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - serve balls w/Soup

Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley.

The Matzo
1. In a small bowl, combine the dry matzo ingredients and mix well
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2. In a large bowl mix the eggs water and olive oil
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3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mix together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before…
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -  add dry to liquid

4. Add some fresh flat-leaf parsley.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -  add some parsley #Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -  mix well and let sit in fridge

5. Form 1-1.5 inch calls (keep your hands wet while forming them) and place pot with the chicken stock (without the meat and veggies), let cook for about an hour.
#Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -  form balls (small) #Matzo #MatzoBall #soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -  let cook for about an hour

 Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

October 11, 2016 at 5:57 PM

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