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Minestrone with Cannellini Beans, Herbed Pork and Fresh Focaccia

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Type of cooking:  Hob
 
Preparation time: 30 minutes
 
Ingredients (for 2 people) :


Method:

Boil two medium size pots of water. Slice the leek and celery into 1cm thick pieces. Peel and cut the potato into (roughly) 2cm cubes. Peel and cut the carrot into (roughly) 1cm cubes and dice the courgette the same size. Dice the garlic, chop the green beans into 3 pieces and chop the parsley. Lastly, remove the sausage meat from the skins.

Cook the macaroni in one of the pots of boiling water with half a teaspoon of salt for around 10 minutes, or until ‘al dente’ (i.e. the pasta is cooked but there is a hint of firmness left in the middle). Once ready, drain the pasta and keep it to the side for later.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic and gently cook them for about 4 minutes until they are soft.

Add in the tinned tomatoes, stock cube, courgettes, celery, potato, carrot, green beans and tomato puree together with 800ml of water from the other pan you were boiling. Leave the mixture to simmer away for around 10 minutes on medium/low heat until the vegetables are tender.

While the soup is cooking, fry off the sausage meat (you can discard the skins) in two teaspoons of olive oil in a non-stick pan on high heat. Cook the meat for about 4 minutes until it is nicely browned off all over.

Once the vegetables are tender stir in your drained and rinsed cannellini beans and sausage meat, together with the cooked pasta you kept back earlier. Test the soup for seasoning and add a little salt and pepper to your taste.

Whilst the beans warm through turn your oven up to 100 degrees and put the focaccia in long enough to warm it through. Let’s your nose be your guide as to when it is ready!

Serve big ladlefuls of your soup into bowls and top it with the parsley and a few shavings of your cheese. We recommend using at least a chunk of the focaccia as a mop at the end!
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