Don’t these cherry tomatoes look really good? I love them! They are perfect after a tough Jung Suwon class, as they help you cool down, plus, as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim points out, they are packed with vitamins and minerals and are great to replenish your body.
Today we are blessed with some torrential rain, which I think is awesome! To me, this spells soup! But since it’s a weekend, it’s not just plain tomato soup which I told you about yesterday. This is a soup that eats like a meal! Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches her students about proper nutrition, and balance. Not only do we need to balance our bodies after a Jung Suwon workout, we also need to make sure we have a balance of all the nutrients we need!
So todays tomato soup is “enhanced, ” as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim likes to call it. It is the same recipe as I posted yesterday, except today I didn’t run it through the blender and left it chunky. But go ahead and make it whatever consistency you prefer. While the soup is cooking, get started on the “enhancements.” In this case, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s version of matzo balls.
You can start out with your favorite matzo ball mix (comes in nice little boxes such as this:
One quick note about kosher foods. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim at times recommends the use of Kosher ingredients, and even mentions this at Jung Suwon. Why? “Kosher foods are prepared under strict supervision, under the watchful eye of a Rabbi,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains, “Kosher foods therefore are pure and clean. You do not need to be Jewish in order to benefit from Kosher foods.
Prepare the dough according to directions, and add some ground beef (that you have boiled out, and drained well.) Add some finely chopped Italian parsley and/or any herbs you like. Let this mixture sit for at least 30 minutes.
In a large pot, bring salted water to boiling, then put in the matzo balls you have rolled meanwhile. Keep them small-ish, maybe as big as half an egg. Turn the heat down and let the matzo balls simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Drain and put into the tomato soup, let it simmer for another 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!