Innovation comes from necessity, right? Not that I'd call this soup particularly innovative, but it's a different take on the sick-bed staple - the chicken soup and I would have never come up with it if I wasn't stuck with a 300 gr pack of minced chicken.
I actually wanted to make a fresh cabbage, carrot and mince stew, but Siim accidentally bough chicken mince and after a bit of suspicious staring and recognition that I didn't feel like making a meat-roll of some sort I embarked on making this:
A chicken-meatball soup:
For the meat-balls:
300 gr miced chicken
1/2 shalott, thinly chopped
1 large slice of white bread
a little bit of milk to soak the bread
freshly ground black pepper
freshly ground salt
For the soup:
1/4 fresh cabbage, sliced
1 large carrot, sliced
1 medium potato, sliced
Soak the bread with some milk and then mix with the mince, the chopped onion, the egg. Season with salt and pepper. Roll up small (1,5 -2 cm diameter) meat-balls and lightly fry on two sides until brown.
Add the sliced carrots and potatoes to the water, bring to boil. In 5 min add the cabbage, the parsley and the paprika powder. In 5 more minutes add the meat-balls. Cover and leave to simmer for 5 more minutes.
Should be a hit with kids or any other family members who have a slightly infantile taste in food :)