Wedding Soup | Turkish Eats


  • 1 onion
  • 2 lamb shanks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh black pepper


  1. Bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large pan. 
  2. Peel the onion and leave it in boiling water. 
  3. Add the lamb shanks, bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about an hour. 
  4. Take the shanks out, remove the meat from the bones and divide into small pieces. Pass the broth through a strainer. 
  5. Bring the volume of the broth to ten cups by adding boiling water.
  6. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a non-stick pan. 
  7. Add the flour,mix well with the butter turning continuously over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes. 
  8. Add 1/2 cup of broth, keep stirring continuosly until the broth is completely absorbed and the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. 
  9. Repeat the process by adding 1/2 cup broth at a time until you consume it all. Add the meat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. When you are ready to serve, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small pan, add paprika to the melt, then pour it on the soup. 
© Mehmet Ozturk 2017