1 small onion, chopped; 3 garlic cloves, chopped; 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; 1 carrot, chopped; 1 potato, diced; 2 tomatoes, chopped; 1 lb. ground pork; 1/2 cup uncooked rice; 1 teaspoon paprika; 100 gr. fettuccine noodles;
1/2 cup all-purpose flour;
salt and pepper to taste; 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill;
2 litres of water.
Recipe: Heat the oil in a large heavy saucepan and saute the garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Add the carrot and potato and saute for 3 minutes more. Add the chopped tomato and cook until half of the liquids from the tomato evaporate. Add the water and bring to a boil. In the meantime, wash the rice and mix it into the ground pork. Add the paprika, and salt and pepper to taste, and mix the ground meat well. Form meatballs and roll them in the flour. Drop the meatballs one by one in the saucepan. Let the soup boil for 5 minutes, break the fettuccine to three sections and drop them in the soup. Stir well and let the meatball soup boil over moderate heat until the noodles are cooked. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add the fresh dill at the end.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.