Romanian Ciorbă de Perisoare (Meatball Soup)

Romanian Ciorbă de Perisoare (Meatball Soup)
Category: Main Dish

Description: Ciorbă de Perisoare, a cherished Romanian soup, features flavorful meatballs nestled in a tangy and hearty broth, creating a comforting dish enjoyed throughout the country. This traditional Romanian soup reflects the essence of homemade warmth and nourishment.


Preparation Mode:

Start by preparing the meatballs. In a bowl, combine ground pork, finely grated onion, washed rice, egg, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix well and shape the mixture into small meatballs.

In a large pot, bring about 2 liters of water to a boil. Add the diced carrot, parsnip, celery root, leek, and potatoes. Allow the vegetables to simmer until they are partially cooked.

Gently add the meatballs to the pot. Pour in the tomato juice and white vinegar, stirring gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Let the soup simmer over medium heat until the meatballs are cooked through, and the vegetables are tender. Garnish with fresh dill and parsley before serving. Ciorbă de Perisoare is traditionally served hot and is often accompanied by a dollop of sour cream for added richness.

Enjoy this heartwarming Romanian soup as a wholesome meal for family gatherings or comforting moments.