Everyone I have talked to in the past week knows someone in their family who is doing battle with a tiny little covid virus that just won’t give up. If it didn’t make everyone sick, I could almost admire its persistence.
Anyway, the other morning the reports about friends and family who have come down with the virus started to get to me. What could I do to help??? Although not of Jewish heritage, I do believe in the healing properties of soup. So here my friends is a recipe for soup. It was created out of the ingredients that were on hand – a truly crazy covid recipe.
CRAZY COVID SOUP
1 lb of chicken wings
1 small onion diced
2 leeks diced
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 lb mini meatballs
4 large carrots cut into discs
1/2 head of escarole finely sliced
1 large cheese rind
3 tablespoons of pesto
1 cup of Garofalo No.22 Capellini Spezzati Pasta
2 1/2 quarts of water
In a slow cooker combine the chicken wings, onion, leeks, rosemary and the water.
Cook on high for at least 6 hours.
Remove chicken wings from the broth
To the broth add meatballs, carrots and escarole.
Bring broth to a boil and then reduce to a simmer until carots are almost cooked.
Add the pasta to the broth and cook through.
Add the pesto and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy!
Or use prepared chicken broth: sautee the onion and the leeks
Add 2 1/2 quarts of chicken broth to the vegetables
Add carrots, meatballs and escarole.
Cook until carrots are al dente and then add the noodles
Cook until noodles are finished and add the pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste.