Traditional Moldovan Chicken Noodle Soup ‘Zeama’
October 19, 2014
A traditional recipe, Moldovan “Zeama” is typically made with homemade egg noodles and whole chicken, which gives the recipe a delicious flavor.
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Yields: 4 Servings
1Wash the chicken, place it in a deep saucepan and add water. Boil on medium-low heat, until froth rises to the top.
2Meanwhile, clean and chop the onion, carrot, tomato and celery (if using that instead of the lovage herb).
3Using a skimmer, remove all the froth.
4Add salt, black pepper, onion, carrot, tomato and celery (if using).
5Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the egg noodles and lemon juice.
6Continue cooking on medium-low for about 4 more minutes.
7Add the thyme, and finely chopped parsley and dill. If the celery stalk has any leaves, I usually chop them up finely as well and add them together with the other herbs.
8Cover, remove from heat. If you let the soup stand for a little while, it allows flavors to blend in, making it taste better.