Originally posted by Half Hye
Hi! I'm half Armenian too, and I'm looking for a recipe for a meatball soup that my grandma use to make. It had chicken broth and I think spinach in it and lamb meatballs. I think it had rice in it too. Does anyone know what I'm talking about??? The meatballs were not kufta. Please help!
I found a meatball soup that is very plain, but by combining it with another soup recipe, it looks close. You may have to recreate some of it from memory:
1 1/2 quarts broth
1/2 cup tomatoes
1/2 cup onions chopped fine
1 pound spinach
Bring the broth to a boil. Fry the onions in butter. Add onions, tomatoes, spinach to the broth.
3/4 pound ground lamb
1/4 cup rice (I assume they mean cooked)
3 small onions, chopped fine (That's alot of onions! I wonder what onions they mean...tiny boiling onions?)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon flour
Mix meat, rice, onions, parsley, salt and pepper together and knead. Roll into balls the size of a marble. Spread flour on waxed paper. Roll the meatballs in the flour, then drop them into the boiling broth.
From: TREASURED ARMENIAN RECIPES...PUBLISHED BY THE DETROIT WOMEN'S CHAPTER OF THE ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION, INC.