Minestra di Esau

Lentil Soup with Meatballs

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Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

Here, Esau’s biblical “mess of pottage” is a delicious lentil soup enriched with little meatballs. In tracing this recipe, I found one version that called for 8 cups water and 1 cup lentils, another that specified 1 cup