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Welcome to our minestrone soup recipe. It is just an Italian version of vegetable soup; with farmers markets' all over Kent why not try some fresh organic Kentish produce. If you have some feedback we'd welcome your comments our contact details are at the bottom of this page.
Minestrone soup is an all time classic, usually served as a 'primo' or a starter, but can easily be transformed into a main meal. Great for those cold winter nights. If you are vegetarian, Minestrone still tastes great without the bacon and simply use vegetable stock instead of chicken. This particular minestra originally comes from the northern region of Lombardy. The traditional ingredients can often vary from town to town, so feel free to experiment with the components to create your own version. The 'stelline' are very small star shaped pieces of pasta, but if you struggle to find them you can always just and small pasta shapes or even rice. All the successful recipes are stored in the Directory.
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
Minestrone Soup Ingredients: Serves 4-6
1 onion peeled and diced
5 rashers of bacon chopped
2 table spoons of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
1 carrot peeled and diced
1 celery stick peeled and diced
100g of dried kidney beans (pre soaked in cold water preferably overnight)
1 sprig of basil (about 5-8 leaves)
2 litres of chicken stock (fresh stock is best, but you can always use a stock cube)
200 grams of stelline pasta
200 grams of diced courgettes
200 grams of shredded cabbage
250 grams of potatoes peeled and diced
salt and black pepper about tea spoon of each
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