Cajun Wedding Soup
Most people have hurt of Italian Wedding Soup. Here's a Cajun twist on that classic.
8 ounces andouille sausage
1 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 large eggs, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1 slice while bread, torn into small pieces
8 ounce ground pork
12 cups chicken stock
2 cups diced carrots
1 pound curly endive, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup orzo
More grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the work bowl of a food processor, combine sausage and onion; process until finely ground, 3 to 4 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup Parmesan, parsley, 1 egg, garlic, Creole seasoning, and bread. Stir in sausage mixture and pork. Shape meat mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared pan.
Bake until slightly browned, about 8 minutes.
In a large stockpot, bring stock to a boil over medium heat. Add carrot, and simmer until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Add endive, orzo, and meatballs; cook until meatballs are cooked through, about 8 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan and remaining 2 eggs. Stir soup in a circular motion, and gradually drizzle in egg mixture. Stir for one minute. Garnish with Parmesan, if desired.
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