I'm finally done with my finals. This is probably the last time that I will have to take academic classes. I'm back to research and currently in the process of writing my thesis.
I found a great-looking soup on My Tasty Treasures, a blog that I regularly follow. One that caught my eyes was the Italian Wedding Soup. At first glance, it looks like a strange name to give for this dish. It seems to be an Italian mistranslation, Married Soup, which refers to the combination of green vegetables and meat.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
1 cup pearl barley
3 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb ground pork & beef
6 cups chicken stock
1 egg, beaten
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup parmesan
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 (10z.) bag of spinach, triple washed
1. In a medium pot, add barley and 5-6 cups water. Boil over high heat and simmer fo 30 mins. Set aside.
2. In a large soup pot, cook carrots, celery and onions over medium heat, about 5 mins. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth and keep it hot.
3. In a bowl, combine meat, egg, garlic, parmesan, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Shape into meatballs and add it into the soup pot. Cook until all browned about 10 mins.