Monday, January 19, 2009
Soupe De Lundi~
I have many little odds and ends in the fridge.
It's still soup days here with the weather,so I thought of one of my favorites..Minestrone.
You can literally put whatever you like in yours.I put what I have handy..
Instead of starting with just haricots blancs.. I took a mix that I have..
I love their different shapes and sizes and colors.Personality plus~
I also use an idea I read in Josée Di Stasio's Cookbook..one of them.. about saving the ends or your Parmigiano..etc cheese and putting them in your soup while it simmers ..removing them before serving..
They impart a wonderful flavor to the soup.
Nothing warms me up like soup..and satisfies me for the whole afternoon.
This is how I make mine.
I put ap. one cup of mixed beans in a pot of water...and 2 of my home grown bay leaves(I like that)
I cook them for ap 40 mins..adding salt halfway.
Drain the water.
Add your chicken broth..in my case ap. 4 cups.
Add one chopped onion
some celery root chopped
some sliced carrots
one chopped potato
some savoy cabbage
some chopped parsley
my salted herbs
Season w/ pepper to taste.
Simmer ap 20 mins..till vegetables are fork tender.