Greek 5-Ingredient, Healing Goat Soup
The Greek version of Asian noodle soup! Using the meats stock along with fresh tomatoes, spaghetti, and some crumbled feta to serve with. This soup is simplicity at its finest.
Servings: 8 bowls
- 2 Kg / 4 lb + 6 oz male goat meat with bone-in (parts like shanks, leg, shoulder) you may use lamb or beef instead
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes (nice and ripe)
- 1 tablespoon double concentrated tomato paste
- 150 grams / 5.2 oz spaghetti No 10 / or angel hair pasta
Add the meat to a large cooking pot (preferably a stockpot) and cover completely with water.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Once it starts boiling reduce heat to medium-high.
Skim off any foam that forms on the surface.
Simmer for about 2-2,5 hours or until the meat feels soft when you prick it with a knife.
Remove meat from pot and transfer to a large pan setting it aside to cool.
Pass the stock through a sieve to remove any small bones.
Add the stock back to the pot. Note: The remaining stock should be about 3 liters if not add more water to it. Also if the meat comes from an older animal there will be lots of fat in the stock. So let it stand for a few minutes so you can easily remove most the liquid fat that will collect on the surface (but not all), using a spoon. On the other hand, if the meat comes from a younger animal, you may need to add a splash of olive oil to it. As some fat is needed to flavor the soup.
Season the stock with salt and pepper. And bring back to a boil.
Using a blender, blend the tomatoes until smooth and add to the pot along with the tomato paste.
Simmer over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes more
If using spaghetti, take a couple in your hands and cut them into smaller parts to about 3 cm (1,5 inch) long. If using angel hair pasta, cut in half.
Add pasta to the pot and simmer until the pasta gets cooked.
Remove the bones from the meat, shred meat into small pieces and add to the pot. Check if some extra salt is needed.
Serve with crumbled feta cheese on top.
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 111g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 2062mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 12mg