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Romanian meatball soup - Ciorba de perisoare

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Romanian cuisine is known for its emphasis on soups, my favorite being a meatball soup called "ciorba de perisoare" (pronounced chore-ba de perry-shwar-eh). We had it all the time when I was a child, back in Romania.
Romanians divide soups into two main categories: "supa" and "ciorba", the latter referring to recipes that have a distinct sour flavor to them.

This recipe is a "ciorba", pretty easy to make, and it takes about 40 minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients:

1 lb of ground beef (ground chicken or pork are an alternative)
5 celery sticks
2 potatoes
2 tomatoes
1 green bell pepper (or red)
1 1/2 small onions (or a big onion)
2 eggs
1 cup of white flour
3 tbsp tomato sauce
1 lemon
salt
1 tbsp oil
a bunch of fresh parsley
12 cups of water
 
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Step 1: Step 1

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To begin, prepare your  vegetables by washing them.
For this step you will use your celery, tomatoes, bell pepper and 1 onion.
Add 12 cups of water in a pot, and put it to boil.
In the meantime, cut your vegetables as small as you can. For the carrots I used a grater.
When the water is boiling, add your  cut vegetables and 1 tsp of salt, and cover it.
Let everything boil for about 10-12 minutes.

Step 2: The meatballs (or in Romanian, perisoare)

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While the vegetables are boiling, you will be preparing the meatballs.
For this step you need the meat, 1 egg, 1 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp of flour.
Mix the meat with the egg, salt and  flour, and make the meatballs the size of a walnut.
Add the meatballs to your soup, and let everything boil for 15 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked.
Deci arata genial. SUPER! :) 5 stelute :D
godfish1 year ago
your photos show carrots but your instructions don't mention them? does the recipe call for carrots I made this tonight without the carrots, is still great.
widget20072 years ago
you can flour the top of the rolled out dough, then roll it up and slice the roll to make the noodles, I find this method is easier, The soup sounds great, when the weather cools off enough for soup, four months or so, I am going to try it.
OT42 years ago
Cool. Im romanian too. I can speak it easily but i cant write it that well.
Felicitarile mele pentru postare.
Sincer nu ma asteptam la asa ceva, dar ma bucura acest fapt.
Sper sa ai mult succes, mai ales ca mancarea traditionala romaneasca este recunoscuta pe intreg mapamondul.
Succes in continuare.
BADMANU (author)  cojocariulaurian3 years ago
multumesc frumos! nu uita sa votezi :)
jensmetals3 years ago
I just made this soup for dinner.
It was great, and so easy to make.
Even my picky hubby liked it.
BADMANU (author)  jensmetals3 years ago
Great! I'm so happy you liked it. What's great about it is that it stays in the fridge for about a week. thanks for your comment!
DonQuijote3 years ago
what a pleasant surprise to see romanina cuisine on instructables.

you may guess twice what i will eat today.

da: o sa mananc ciorba de perisoare!
BADMANU (author)  DonQuijote3 years ago
pofta buna!
CrLz3 years ago
Dobru' chut'!