Net Cooking Talk




Go Back   Net Cooking Talk > Cooking Talk Forums > Soups, Stews & Casseroles Forum > Soups Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-17-2009, 07:02 AM
JoeV's Avatar
JoeV JoeV is offline
Dough Boy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mentor, OH
Posts: 4,741
Thanks: 109
Thanked 379 Times in 264 Posts
JoeV will become famous soon enough
Default Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup
From the Kitchen of Joe Valencic

1~ 5-6# Soup chicken or chicken parts
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
8 Quarts of water
4 Stalks of celery- diced
4-5 Carrots - diced
2 T Basil
1 T Powdered garlic
1 Medium onion – diced
2 T chopped parsley
1 C Strained tomatoes
2 C Finely chopped, cooked escarole (only the
green leafy parts)
Marble sized meatballs (recipe below)

In a large stockpot combine all ingredients except for the escarole and meatballs. Cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked and starting to fall off the bones, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove chicken to cool, and check for flavor. Organic chickens will add more flavor. Add chicken base if needed or two cans of chicken broth and recheck flavor. Adjust seasonings as required. Shred cooled chicken meat and reserve in fridge.

Meatballs

2# Meatloaf mix (beef, pork, veal)
2 C Plain breadcrumbs
2T Parsley flakes
1/2C Finely chopped onion
1/4C Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Eggs
2 t Kosher salt
1/2t Fresh ground pepper

Pre heat oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and and pinch together to form marble sized meatballs. I use the large end of a mellon baller to slightly overfull, then roll into balls. This will make about 80 small meatballs about .38 oz. each pre-cooked weight. Place meatballs on baking sheets and cook for 20 minutes. Drain meatballs and add to soup. (I will sometimes make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze until I’m ready to make soup.)

Cool soup down and chill overnight in a stainless steel non-reactive container. Skim and discard congealed fat before reheating and adding cooked greens. Reheat the soup. Blanch the escarole them finely chop and add to the soup. If you can’t get escarole, you can use spinach or endive.

Optional Add-Ons:

Chopped small pieces of the chicken from the soup.
3 or more cups of cooked Ancini Di Pepe #28 soup pasta, or other small pasta like Ditalini.
Fresh grated Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese to sprinkle over soup when served.
Small oyster or soup crackers.


Remaining chicken can be made into chicken salad. Dice chicken and add mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, salt, pepper and celery seed. Makes great sandwiches.

__________________
Always searching for the perfect loaf of bread.
I still don't know what I don't know.

Last edited by JoeV; 02-17-2009 at 07:08 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JoeV For This Useful Post:
Ironman (04-05-2018)
  #2  
Old 02-17-2009, 09:10 AM
GotGarlic's Avatar
GotGarlic GotGarlic is offline
Pizza Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 1,676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GotGarlic is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

Mmmm, I love this soup. A local restaurant makes it with what I think is Israeli couscous.
__________________
I don't think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we're stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians. ~Pat McNelis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-17-2009, 11:09 AM
PieSusan's Avatar
PieSusan PieSusan is offline
Tortes Are Us
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,733
Thanks: 13
Thanked 70 Times in 35 Posts
PieSusan is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

Beautiful soup, Joe. When I am sick, I often buy some at an Italian restaurant--that is if I am strong enough to leave the house. Now, I can make my own!
__________________
High Priestess/Minister/Rabbi of PIE and Officer in Charge of PIE aka Queen of All Things Baked and Queen of Latkes. A blessing on your forehead!

Maida Heatter is still with us. G-d bless her.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-17-2009, 12:59 PM
Ol-blue's Avatar
Ol-blue Ol-blue is offline
Soup Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Ol-blue is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

I love this soup. Thanks for the recipe.
__________________
The Kitchen Is The Of The Home.
More recipes of mine at http://www.familycampingchat.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-17-2009, 02:54 PM
Maverick2272's Avatar
Maverick2272 Maverick2272 is offline
Stewed Monkey
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 6,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Maverick2272 is on a distinguished road
Style: Default VB Style
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

DW loves this soup, thanks!
__________________
"You'll always be my friend, you know too much!"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2018, 07:19 PM
QSis's Avatar
QSis QSis is offline
Grill Master

 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boston area
Posts: 12,447
Thanks: 174
Thanked 2,176 Times in 1,568 Posts
QSis will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

My recipe for the meatballs is just like Joe's, but I use Swanson chicken broth. Oh, and I added Israeli couscous, which I loved in it!

The only time I ever make the soup anymore is when my Dad is visiting, since he likes rolling all those little meatballs.

Lee
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to QSis For This Useful Post:
Ironman (04-05-2018), jim_slagle  (04-05-2018), Luckytrim (04-06-2018), Sass Muffin (04-06-2018)
  #7  
Old 04-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Sass Muffin's Avatar
Sass Muffin Sass Muffin is offline
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 14,509
Thanks: 2,829
Thanked 3,475 Times in 1,882 Posts
Sass Muffin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

Aww, your Dad is a cutie pie, Lee

I also like the look of that soup.
Geez it's been a long time since I've made it.
__________________
If music be the food of love, play on.
- Shakespeare
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-06-2018, 08:52 AM
QSis's Avatar
QSis QSis is offline
Grill Master

 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boston area
Posts: 12,447
Thanks: 174
Thanked 2,176 Times in 1,568 Posts
QSis will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

Sass, maybe you can teach your granddaughters to roll the meatballs!

I only used 1.25 lbs. of meatloaf mix (ground beef, gr. pork, gr. veal) and it made a ton of meatballs. Two boxes and 1 small can of chicken broth, half a huge head of escarole. Made 3 quarts of soup!

Lee

Last edited by QSis; 04-06-2018 at 10:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to QSis For This Useful Post:
Sass Muffin (04-06-2018)
  #9  
Old 04-06-2018, 09:23 AM
Sass Muffin's Avatar
Sass Muffin Sass Muffin is offline
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 14,509
Thanks: 2,829
Thanked 3,475 Times in 1,882 Posts
Sass Muffin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Italian Wedding Soup

That's a good idea!
At this point the only kitchen help I get from them is getting under foot.
__________________
If music be the food of love, play on.
- Shakespeare
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
italian wedding soup

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Italian Wedding Soup PieSusan Soups Forum 12 01-10-2017 02:44 PM
MEXICAN WEDDING SOUP Luckytrim Soups Forum 0 02-28-2009 12:25 PM
Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta & Bean Soup) FryBoy Vegetarian Forum 0 02-16-2009 04:20 PM
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup homecook Soups Forum 6 02-07-2009 09:16 AM
Mexican wedding soup Luckytrim Soups Forum 3 01-30-2009 10:11 AM




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright NetCookingTalk.com
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design