This Lebanese Lamb Soup is a nourishing soup recipe that makes one delicious meal! It’s perfectly hearty and filling thanks to the tender chunks of protein-rich lamb and vermicelli noodles, rice and fresh parsley. Plus it’s a versatile recipe so feel free to add veggies if you’d like.
Lebanese Lamb Soup
After simmering for an hour on the stove top this soup has such a delicious rich flavor and the lamb chucks are so deliciously tender. This is a perfect comforting fall and winter soup, but when you’ve got fresh parsley from your garden to use up in the summer, this soup is a winner!
Ingredients for Lamb Soup Recipe
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Middle Eastern spices
How to Make this Hearty Lamb Noodle Soup:
Sear the lamb. Place a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high and heat the olive oil, then add the lamb cubes, salt and spices and sear until they’re browned on all sides.
Simmer the soup: Add water and bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the lamb is super tender.
Shallow fry the vermicelli noodles: While soup is simmering; place a small frying pan over medium heat, heat olive oil and add vermicelli noodles. Cook until golden brown, mixing frequently so they cook evenly.
Shallow fry the pine nuts- if using: place a small frying pan over medium heat, heat olive oil and add pine nuts. Cook until golden brown, mixing frequently so they cook evenly.
Assemble the soup: After one hour of simmering, and when the lamb is tender, add rice, golden vermicelli and fresh chopped parsley. Cook for additional 20-25 minutes or until rice is cooked.
Serve and enjoy! Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Ladle into bowls, garnish with toasted pine nuts and/or chopped parsley, then serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What can I use instead of lamb leg or shoulder? If you can’t source lamb leg or shoulder meat, you can also or purchase precut lamb stew meat.
- Can I add vegetables to this Lebanese soup? Yes, you can add you’re favorite veggies, such as carrots and potatoes. Add them in when you add the rice.
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