Autumn is here again and it is time for something hearty and healthy.
Minestrone is really flexible,resilient and magic.Throw in whatever vegetables you have,
add all your broken pasta leftovers,freeze it and reheat it or pour wine in it.
The more violence you try to exercise on it,the better it will get.
It is a meal in itself.Lunch,dinner or even breakfast it is always a pleasure.
1 can cannellini or borlotti beans drained
1 can red beans drained
1 small cabbage thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
6 tomatoes , cubed
2 potatoes peeled and cubed
Salt and pepper
4 slices smoked pancetta or bacon chopped
2 red onions , peeled and chopped
2 carrots , peeled and chopped
2 sticks celery , cleaned and chopped
3 cloves garlic , peeled and finely chopped
1 small bunch fresh basil leaves
1 glass red wine
2 small courgettes , slicedarden peas
1 cup g
1 cup trimmed and cubed green beans
200 gr spinach
½ Lt Chicken, beef or vegetable stock
Dry or fresh herbs according to taste
Heat some olive oil in a saucepan and add the chopped pancetta or bacon, onions, carrots, celery and garlic.
Let it go on low heat until soft, but not brown.Add the red wine and let sizzle and evaporate.
This is called soffritto and is a basic Italian preparation used in many recipes.
Add the stock,the tomatoes, potatoes, garden peas, beans and all the other vegetables and herbs.
Simmer gently, half covered until the potatoes are soft.
If the soup is looking too thick, add some more stock.
Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Serve sprinkled basil leaves ,olive oil, grated parmesan and toasted bread slices.
All the ingredients and finished preparation available in our shops.
The Oasis Grocery Store 24 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi
OPEN EVERY DAY from 07.00 to 20.30
For delivery call 024 3719 1196
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