My mom's Ciorba
This is my Romanian mom's recipe for Ciorba, a delicious, savory, and slightly sour pork soup.
2 liters water
1 piece of bone-in beef or pork
salt and pepper (or whole peppercorns)
boil until meat is done, strain.
For the meatballs:
2lbs ground pork
some water-soaked white bread
about 2 tbsp. dried rice
I egg, beaten
1 onion, chopped
form meatballs, add to ciorba, let it cook
add lemon salt to taste (you can substitute a squeeze of lemon or lime if desired)
add 1 tsp tomato paste for color
BTW - My mom, brother and I all love to garnish our bowls of this soup with thin slices of fresh jalapeno.