Friday, 25 September 2009

Recipe #10: Meatball Soup or Ekʂili Köfte

Meatball Soup
(Printable Version)
Serves 4-6
  • 3 beef bullion cubes
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 stalks of fresh rosemary
  • 500 grams (1 pound) ground lean beef
  • 124 ml (1/3 cup) water
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3-4 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
Bring the water to a boil and dissolve the bullion cubes in it.  While waiting for the water to boil assemble the meatballs.  Place in a large bowl ground beef, rice, water, parsley, onion, and along with about 1/2 teaspoon salt and several twists of pepper.

Mix well with hands.

Pinch off small pieces and form into meatballs.

Lightly dust meatballs with flour.  Add to boiling stock along with the two stalks of fresh rosemary.  Once water has regain a boil lower heat and simmer gently for about 20 minutes.  Stir occasionally but gently to avoid breaking up meatballs.  You may have to top up the stock with water once or twice.  Add the potatoes and carrots and boil until soft.

Once vegetables are done, mix the egg yolks with the lemon juice.  Add 1 cup of the hot soup stock to egg yolk mixture and mix well.  Add to the soup.  Serve in bows garnished with rosemary.

© 2009 Rebecca Manor


Katie S Brown said...

we're making this for dinner!!

Rebecca Manor said...

Let me know what you think...I hope it turns out! And tell Derek I'm still looking for that apple muffin recipe. :-)

Anonymous said...

It is cooking right now! We couldn't find fresh rosemary but I think we will live. Smells yummy, getting hungry. We will send along the muffin recipe soon!

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