Sopa de Albondigas (Meatball Soup)

My dad's recipe, from a Mexican co-worker. I omit the celery all the time, just 'cause I don't have it. I've never found another recipe that uses tomatillos, but they both thicken the soup and add a great flavor. If you wish, you can blanch or roast the tomatillos, remove the skins, and mash instead of chopping, but it's so much easier just to chop. Measurements are approximate; I just judge by eye and throw stuff in. Use more or less water and broth depending on how thin you like it; if you don't use home-made broth, it will be saltier and not as fresh-tasting, but that's totally up to you. Cilantro is also known in some parts of the world as "fresh coriander". Killer with home-made tortillas. Continue reading