The word MINESTRONE sounds like you achieved a MILESTONE, it may be true in a sense because you are gathering all kinds of greens from the garden, dry legumes , like several kinds of beans including Cannellini, you can add Garbanzo if you like, I don’t care for them so I leave then out , fresh green beans, potatoes, celery, onions, carrots and ripe tomatoes . Using a thick soup pot, start with a little olive oil, heat lightly add all diced fresh vegetable, saute for a few minutes, season with salt, pepper bay leaf, add enough water for the vegetables to move around while simmering. add diced potatoes bring to a brisk simmering. After an hour or so turn heat down to a gentle simmer . In a separate pot cook the legumes till soft. Now you can drain the water off the legumes (save some of the water in case you should need some more liquid)add to the rest of the soup let simmer all together long enough to reduce liquid if necessary .If you don’t mind meat , while simmering the soup you can add ham bones or scraps of prosciutto. There you have it. You can add some kind of small pasta ,like ditalini, acine di pepe , spaghetti, fettuccine ,linguini, broken down to a 1 to 1.5 inch pieces just by crushing it with your hands in a bowl.Cook it separate ,and add it to the soup .Ok now we’re ready to eat our Minestrone. When you serve it garnish the top with graded parmiggiano and a swirl of extra virgin olive oil. So you know besides the ingredients mentioned above you can use whatever you have available in your kitchen. ITS a MINESTRONE no ITS A MILESTONE.No its an achievement. BRAVO. BUON APPETITO.
Hello Wine Enthusiasts:
We now offer the following wines at a 30% discount (valid on carryout only):
- Marchese di Barolo – Barbera…regular price $28…$19.60 carryout
- Di Majo Norante – Sangiovese…regular price $27…$18.90 carryout
- Marchese di Barolo – Barolo…regular price $94…$65.80 carryout
- Pieropan – Soave…regular price $35…$24.50 carryout
- Marches di Barolo – Cortese di Gavi…regular price $30…$21 carryout
- La Carraia – Sangiovese…regular price $35…$24.50 carryout
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