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Cuccia- Sicilian soup made with farro?

shindiganna Dec 2, 2006 12:48 PM

[This post was moved from the What's My Craving Board --The Chowhound Team]

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....

  1. Cheese Boy Dec 2, 2006 06:16 PM

    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/news.asp?id=424

    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...

    1. f
      FAL Dec 2, 2006 11:05 PM

      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
      to serve
      6 to 8 teaspoons EVO
      optional
      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.

      1. shindiganna Dec 4, 2006 01:42 AM

        thanks for your responses!

        The Gran Minestrone from Giglio is more of what I remember. It contains fava beans but one important detail: SKINNED fava beans. I think I will try it.

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        1. re: shindiganna
          Cheese Boy Dec 4, 2006 05:14 AM

          I'm going to try it too! I've been wanting to put this 500g bag of farro I have to good use for quite some time. I think this will be its time. Skinned fava beans -- definitely the way to go.

          1. re: Cheese Boy
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            ABERK Mar 31, 2007 09:21 AM

            Where do I find dried SKINNED fava beans? The variety with skins is easy to find.

            Reply to Berke2@aol.com.

        2. shindiganna Dec 4, 2006 11:54 AM

          Cool CB... let us know how it turns out!

          1. f
            FAL Dec 4, 2006 02:57 PM

            Thank you I hope you enjoy it. If you want other recpies. You can E mail me at russo257@aol.com. I am a gradute of FCI 1990. I live in Middle Village. I will get back to you.

            1. shindiganna Dec 16, 2006 06:05 PM

              It was great! thanks! Buona Natale

              1. f
                FAL Dec 17, 2006 10:27 AM

                If you are ever looking for a hard to find recipe just e mail at the above e mail adress. Buona Natale to you and your family also. Christmas eve in apon us .

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