My wife, Nicole, is Jewish. When we got married, I was determined to learn as much as possible about Jewish traditions and food. Matzo Ball Soup has quickly become one of my favorite dishes to make! It's hearty, warm, comforting and perfect for cold, winter days! The chef in me got to work on creating my own Matzo Ball Soup recipe.
Whenever you make Matzo Ball Soup, you should have your biggest pot ready and waiting on the stove. Not a medium size pot, but that huge one in the back of your kitchen cabinet that's collecting dust because you've never had a reason to use it. Now you have a reason! With some of the chicken stock ingredients including a 4-5 lb chicken and 12 cups of water, you're going to want to use at least a 12 qt stock pot.
There are three major steps to making Matzo Ball Soup. First you make the chicken stock, then you make the Matzo balls separately before the last step of plating them together. The chicken stock will need to simmer over on the stove and the matzo meal mixture will need to be refrigerated before you form the balls and place them in boiling water. From start to finish, it'll take over two hours to make Matzo Ball Soup. This isn't a quick recipe, but this delicious soup is worth the wait!
How you serve your food is just as important as how it tastes. It excites you and your guests into wanting to eat the meals you've presented. Your dishware plays a major role in plating. If you're having guests over for dinner, don't be afraid to get a little fancy and use plate chargers. A glass bowl, like these Duralex Picardie Glass Bowls, pairs beautifully with a patterned charger, like this Monique Lhuillier Glass Charger. Your guests will notice and appreciate all of your presentation efforts!
You can find my Matzo Ball Soup recipe here. Wishing y'all a very Happy Hanukkah!
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