I’m preparing Chicken Soup in memory of my Nana and in celebration of the Jewish New Year. And of course, my chicken soup for the High Holy Days will include matzoh balls. These saffron matzoh balls are richly-colored and exotic-tasting. The bright metallic flavor of saffron conjures up memories of foods from far away places. Their striking golden hue brings an element of surprise and beauty to the holiday table. The heady spice derived from the dried stigmas of a crocus, evokes interest and is powerfully irresistible.
I wish all of you, my family, and friends a New Year that is sweet and good. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a healthy, peaceful, and fulfilling year. And may this new year bring satisfaction, achievement, and happiness. L’Shana Tova!
Saffron Matzoh Ball Recipe
Grind 0.02 oz. saffron threads using a mortar and pestle.
Blend 2 large eggs with 2 T. good olive oil. Stir in saffron.
Let saffron infuse the egg/oil mixture for about 10 minutes. Stir again.
Add one packet (2 1/2 oz.) matzoh ball mix. Mix well.
Place matzoh ball mixture in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
In the meantime bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Roll chilled matzoh ball mixture into 12 balls.
Drop balls into boiling water. Cover. Lower the heat to medium low.
Cook for 20 minutes, do not lift lid while cooking (no peeking)!
Slice carrots and parsnips on the bias.
Cook in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes until tender.
Place carrots and parsnips in warm shallow bowls.
Add matzoh balls then ladle hot chicken soup into the bowls.
Garnish with fresh parsley and dill.
Everything you always wanted to know about making the fluffiest,
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May Your Name be Inscribed in The Book of Life For a Good Year
Happy New Year