Italian Wedding Soup

INGREDIENTS:

cups of chicken stock
2 chicken breasts
2 bunches of long green onion, choppedItalian wedding soup
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup of olive oil

2 Tbls of butter
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/2 pound of fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION:

In a large pot sauté the onions, carrots, celery and garlic in the olive oil and butter for 2 to 3 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce and simmer.
Add the chicken breasts and poach for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the chicken , shred and return to the broth.
Add the spinach and parsley and simmer for around a 30 minutes.
Add the meatballs and cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.

Meatballs

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of ground pork ( I use ground beef )
1 bunch of long green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper

PREPARATION:

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients together.
Shape the meat into small 1 inch balls.

Serve with Parmesan cheese. Serves 8 to 10 people.

This is a hardy soup and is one of my families favorite comfort foods.  Don’t be afraid of the steps involved in making this soup, it is well worth it.

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