Spring Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
Spring Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 5 hr
  • total: 6 hr
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  • Summary

    The key to a delicious matzo ball soup is in the broth: lots of vegetables and aromatics, including slices of ginger root for a bit of heat, make a perfect vehicle for these matzo balls. Matzo balls can be a very personal thing: some like them light and fluffy, while others fall into the "hard as golf balls" camp. Filled with lots of fresh parsley and dill, these dumplings fall somewhere in between: not feather light, not too hard, but with just enough bite and presence to stand up to its flavorful broth.

    Ingredients

    • 3 medium leeks (about 1 1/2 pounds), top 2 inches of dark green parts discarded, then halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into thirds
    • 5 large carrots (about 1 pound), cut into thirds
    • 2 celery ribs, cut into thirds
    • 1 (4- to 4-1/2 pound) chicken (giblets and liver removed)
    • 1 small head garlic, halved crosswise
    • 1/3 cup sliced fresh ginger (unpeeled but skin scrubbed); from one 1/2-ounce piece
    • 15 long fresh flat leaf parsley stems
    • 15 long fresh dill stems
    • 12 black peppercorns
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    • 4 quarts cold water
    • 1 cup matzo meal, plus 1 tablespoon
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
    • 3 tablespoons rendered chicken fat
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth (reserved from recipe below)
    • 4 large eggs, separated
    • Dill sprigs for garnish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 762 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 50 g 76.66%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 59.47%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1105 mg 368.41%
    • Sodium: 1980 mg 82.51%
    • Calcium: 62 mg 6.17%
    • Potassium: 277 mg 7.92%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 25 mg 139.74%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 21 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.88%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 54 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 48.05%
    • Vitamin C 64.67%
    • Vitamin D 2.91%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat7
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total8 oz-eq

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