Welcome to the October edition of The Secret Recipe Club. This is my third month and I’m having so much fun! What is the Club you ask? Each month, one member is assigned to another member from their group secretly (hence the name). That person selects a recipe to make and creates a blog post. Everyone in the group posts on the same Monday together and gets to see who had their blog and what recipe(s) they chose. I think this is such a cool concept! And since there are four groups, each Monday of the month is a new “reveal day.” Check out this delicious soup I found over at Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking. You’ll love it as much as I do.
Sid loves to cook and entertain. She holds a Tapas Night once a month where she and her guests each bring something yummy to share. I love this idea and may have to try this myself. She loves to be in the kitchen and see’s it as fun, just like I do. I think she’s as adventurous as I am.
She has things to brag about as well. She was one of the five finalists in a recipe contest sponsored by Golden Girl Granola, making Katsu Style Pork Tenderloin using the Golden Girl Granola as a coating. I’ve never heard of Golden Girl Granola, but that recipe sounds yummy. She also recently won third place in a recipe contest for Healthy Solutions Spice Blends. Congrats to her!
Sid’s blog has so many delicious recipes it was difficult to find one to feature here. I wanted something adventurous and her blog offered me so many opportunities. I have always wanted to make stuffed grape leaves and she has a grape leaves recipe that left me drooling.
Sid is Danish so she has many traditional recipes on her site as well. The Ham with Green Kale or Skinke med Grønlangkål looked very interesting and so did the Danish Chicken with Parsley Stuffing. So what did I choose?
I went with the Albondiga’s Soup as my choice this month. Not only did it look amazing, but the ingredients were items I had on hand too. Plus, I just purchased the KitchenAid Meat Grinder attachment for my stand mixer an this recipe gave me a great opportunity to use it.
Grinding the steaks for the ground beef gave the meatballs a great flavor and with less fat as well. It made the soup taste so fresh and I made a good sized batch too. Soup is usually so much better the second day since the flavors have the opportunity to marry together overnight. This was one delicious soup.
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
|Website||Sid's Sea Palm Cooking|
- 1 1/2lb New York Strip Steak (ground)
- 3/4 cups yellow rice
- 1 teaspoon oregano (divided)
- 1 tablespoon cumin (divided)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 1/2 quarts low sodium chicken broth (divided)
- 1/4 cup chardonnay wine
- 2 Large cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 Medium yellow onion (coarsely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 carrots (peeled and sliced)
- 4 Large red potatoes (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 2 stalks celery (sliced)
- 1 can no salt petite diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Sid is right when she said she got into a “zen place” and the meatballs kept getting bigger as she rolled them. I had to really focus on that and kept telling myself “one inch in diameter” over and over so they didn’t turn into softball sized meatballs.
Speaking of meatballs, as they cook in the broth the rice plumps up. And they look like porcupine meatballs with the rice sticking out. Some rice fell out of the meatballs and wound up in the broth, but that’s OK. It was just one more dimension to this Albondiga’s soup.
Take a moment and click on some of the links in the collection to see what other members of the Secret Recipe Club cooked up. There are tons of goodies! I’m so glad to have found this group and am excited to check everyone’s creations. What is your favorite soup?
Don’t forget to stop on by Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking and check out her recipes.
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