Matzo Balls in Southeast Asian Broth Recipe

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Matzo Balls in Southeast Asian Broth
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  1. Cook onion and ginger in medium skillet over high heat until charred, turning occasionally with tongs, about 10 minutes. Transfer to work surface. Cut ginger into thin rounds. Cut 2 inches from bottom of each lemongrass stalk and quarter lengthwise (discard remainder of stalks).
  2. Place chicken in large pot. Add 3 quarts water; bring to boil. Skim foam from surface. Add green onions, peppercorns, and 1 teaspoon salt to pot. Add charred onion, ginger, and lemongrass. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover pot; simmer 1 hour. Cool uncovered broth slightly. Strain and return to same pot (reserve chicken for another use). Spoon fat from surface of broth and reserve for matzo balls, if desired. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Chill soup and reserved fat until cold, then cover and keep chilled.)
  3. Rewarm broth. Add cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place 2 warm matzo balls in each of 8 bowls. Ladle broth over.
  4. *Available at Asian markets and in the produce section of some supermarkets.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 499.95 Kcal (2093 kJ)
Calories from fat 309.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.38g 53%
Cholesterol 204.34mg 68%
Sodium 324.24mg 14%
Potassium 501.63mg 11%
Total Carbs 3.12g 1%
Sugars 1.71g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 3%
Protein 41.26g 83%
Vitamin C 11.1mg 18%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 75.8mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 80.26 Kcal (336 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.52g 53%
Cholesterol 32.8mg 68%
Sodium 52.05mg 14%
Potassium 80.53mg 11%
Total Carbs 0.5g 1%
Sugars 0.27g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.13g 3%
Protein 6.62g 83%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 18%
Iron 0.4mg 14%
Calcium 12.2mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.7
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

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