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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Veggie Soup with Semolina Dumplings


This is one of my favorite childhood lunch meals. A delicious veggie soup with dumplings was just perfect after an exhausting play time outside. My grandma and my mother used to make this. This is especially good when having a sore throat or a cold as it will instantly make you feel better. Semolina dumplings are very tasty and combined with flavorful carrot and sweet potatoes, this soup will become one of your favorites for sure!

Low fat, diet friendly and very filling, this recipe is a must-try!


Ingredients:

2 eggs
10-12 tbsp semolina flour
1-2 tsp sunflower oil
sea salt, to taste
1-2 carrots, sliced or cut in chunks
1-2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 onion, cut in chunks
parsley, LOTS! for garnish
ground pepper, for garnish (optional)


Directions:

Veggie soup

Fill a pot with water and add carrots, potatoes, onion, sea salt and oil.

Let them boil until tender, for about 20 minutes.

Remove onion.

The dumplings must be boiled separately in order to obtain a clear veggie soup.

Dumplings:

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy.

Add egg yolks and a pinch of sea salt and mix.

Sprinkle 1 tbsp of semolina at a time and mix well until you've incorporated almost all semolina.

Here's the trick! You have to check the dough's consistency. It has to be just perfect, not too thick and not too creamy (I think that 10 tbsp are just right for 2 medium eggs).

Add 1 tsp of oil and mix well.

In a large pot, add water and bring it to a boiling point.

Fill one glass with cold water and keep it aside.

Dip the spoon in the glass of cold water every time before using it to create de dumplings.

1 dumpling = 1 tablespoon

Take 1 tbsp of dumpling mixture  and place it carefully in the boiling water.

VERY IMPORTANT!

When adding the dumplings in the boiling water, the water must be still; in order to be this way you will have to add some cold water each time before adding the dumpling.

After you finished adding all dumplings in the pot, add some more cold water so it won't be bubbly.

Cover with a lid and let them boil for 8-10 minutes, over low heat.

When the dumplings are ready, place them in the veggie soup.

Garnish with lots of fresh parsley!




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1 Comments:

At June 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Pegasuslegend said...

This looks and sounds delicious nice instructions!

 

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