The Imperial Soup (Zuppa Imperiale) is a typical Bolognese soup: fluffy semolina dough is baked, then reduced into small dices, and finally cooked with a fragrant meat stock. This recipe is a traditional, kid-friendly, option for family gatherings! The preparation of the Imperial Soup is fast and easy. It’s possible to bake and dice this tasty dough in advance, and quickly boil it into meat or vegetable broth just before serving!
This beef stock with chicken and vegetables is an essential preparation to make several dishes of the Emilian traditional cuisine, as Bolognese cutlet, or tortellini, or Zuppa Imperiale. Preparing a fabulous meat stock as tradition wants is very easy, but needs a very gently cooking for several hours. Every member of my generation can recall from his childhood a big, heavy pot, slowly bubbling, hours, and hours, and hours! Like many traditional recipes, every family has their own way to prepare the meat stock. Here, I’ll share with you my family recipe!