Cuccia- Sicilian soup made with farro?
- shindiganna Dec 2, 2006 12:48 PM
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I'm looking for a recipe for soup served on St. Lucy's Day. It's main ingredients are farro and beans. What I've found on the 'net are not quite it....
There are many recipes available online. I've noticed the recipes vary from region to region. Do a search on "Zuppa di Farro" or "Spelt soup" and see what you get. Here's just one example. HTH. http://www.italianfoodforever.com/iff...
Is there any one ingredient you're looking for? As I mentioned before, the recipes seem to vary from sweet to savory. Here's another: http://www.cimorelli.com/pie/mangia/c...
Gran Minestrone From Giglio
Is this close I have a few others
1 medium carrot , scraped
2 large celery stalks
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
4 oz Savoy cabbage leaves, cleaned
8 oz skinned dried fava beans
8 oz farro
4 tablespoons olive oil
8 oz drained canned tomatoes
3 1/2 quarts chicken stock
Salt and fresh pepper
6 to 8 teaspoons EVO
1 cup toasted crostini
Finely chop carrot, celery , garlic.Cut cabbage into thin strips and soak in cold water.Meanwhile soak farro and fava beans together in cold water for 20 minutes. Overnight is best.Place a stockpot wit oil over medium heat .When oil is warm add the chopped ingredients and saute for 5 minutes. Stirring constantly.
Cut tomatoes add to pot . Drain cabbage add it to the pot and mix well.
Drain Farro and fava add them to the stock potalong with the stck and simmer for 1 1/12 hour until the farro and fava beans are tender. Salt and Pepper to taste
Let soup rest for 10 minutes. Place soup into bowls and add a teaspoon of oil and sprinkle crostini.
Thank you I hope you enjoy it. If you want other recpies. You can E mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a gradute of FCI 1990. I live in Middle Village. I will get back to you.
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