Sunday, November 24, 2013

Anna Sultana's Minestra tal-Haxix #2 - Vegetable Soup, Maltese Style

In 2010 I compared  the recipes for two zucchini favourites: Carmela Soprano's Googootz Giambotta and Ma's Minestra tal-Haxix.
Well, if you're tired of making those two vegetable soups, here's another of Ma's recipes.
It's similar to her Minestra or vegetable soup.
It just has a slight variation in ingredients.

Soup is a dish that allows for a cook's creativity.
Or for what's in season or on sale.

                        Minestra tal-Ħaxix #2

Chop and place in a large pot
2 onions
4 potatoes
4 tomatoes
600 g (about 1 1/2 pounds) pumpkin
1 small cabbage
1 small caulifower
3 turnips
3/4 litre (about 3 Cups) water
Bring to a boil, then let simmer 30 minutes.
2 Tablespoons lard or butter or oil - your choice
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound small pasta
Simmer until the pasta is done, about 7 minutes.

Serve with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.

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