Mexican Matzo Ball Soup with Chipotle and Lime

 

Note that it's tricky to find dried chipotle chilis (or any dried chilis) with a Kosher for Passover certification. There's nothing inherently not kosher for Passover about dried chipotle, but sadly no one makes one with a Passover-friendly hekhsher.

What you will need

1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)

2 large carrots, peeled and halved crosswise 

1 parsnip, peeled and halved crosswise

2 stalks celery, halved crosswise

1 large white onion, peeled, and halved through the root

2 medium leeks (white and light green parts), end trimmed, halved through the root, and rinsed

6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 dried chipotle chili, split lengthwise and seeds removed

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, stems okay

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup matzo meal

2 tablespoons chopped fresh, flat-leaf parsley, optional

2 tablespoons seltzer water

For serving: Lots of lime wedges, finely chopped white onion, fresh cilantro leaves, and finely chopped avocado

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