Friday, 30 January 2009
A bowl of soup and a glass of wine in front of a roaring (coal-effect) fire? Hell yes! This one was inspired by Heather's glorious Minestra al pomodoro e pesto. Unfortunately I didn't have any filled pasta in, but the idea of using little meatballs for the meaty component was sheer genius. Meatballs (good pork and garlic sausages squashed out of their skin), carrot, leek, onion, tomatoes, chickpeas, spirali pasta and shredded cabbage simmered to succulence and dolloped with a spoonful of (bottled) rocket pesto. Proper food.