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Title: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: bron on May 22, 2009, 12:41:49 am
Minestrone:
serves 4-5:
Ingredients:
500g veg (I use up all leftovers, carrot, small turnip, courgette, parsnip, artichoke hearts, fresh green asparagus, peas, green beans, peppers, celery)
50g olive oil
50g onion
20g tomato pure (tomato past to most of us) or tomato pizza sauce (I always have in the fridge!)
1 clove garlic
50g bacon or serrano ham (in bits, can be chopped in THX in a few short turbo blasts)
1000g THX chicken or veg stock concentrate (I use veg)
pepper
50g round grain rice
50g grated parmesan cheese
50g butter
Chopped flat parsley
Preparation:
Grate cheese.
Place all the veg in THX and chop 5 seconds Speed 4. (Except peas, artichoke and asparagus as these look nice hand chopped/whole) Keep aside.
Place garlic & onion in THX, blitz 2 seconds Speed 5, Add oil and bacon/ham, program 5 mins 100 speed 2.
Add stock and program 8 mins 100 speed 2. (I skip this step by adding boiling water from kettle!) ;)
Add remaining vegetables, tomato, black pepper and rice and program 15 mins 100 reverse, speed 1.
Pour into serving bowl, add parsley, parmesan and butter. Stir.


Photos:

Tips/Hints:
I find it doesnt need salt, as I use THX stock and of course the bacon/ham is quite salty.
You can use small pasta shapes instead of rice. Both are lovely!
Wonderful recipe to clear out fridge! I make it every couple of weeks... ;)

Members' comments
JD - This is perfect for us as DH has never liked tomato based minestrone which most other recipes are. Did rice today but next time will try the small pasta shapes instead.

salval -  It was delicious. Thanks for a lovely recipe.




Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: judydawn on May 22, 2009, 12:54:08 am
Thanks Bron :-*
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: brazen20au on May 22, 2009, 05:15:29 am
hmmm i think i've jsut worked out what is for dinner tonight! thanks bron :D
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: brazen20au on May 22, 2009, 09:41:13 am
amanda, is it really just 20g of tomato puree?
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: bron on May 22, 2009, 10:09:07 am
Yeah, mine is really concentrated but its only to colour it a bit! ;)
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: brazen20au on May 22, 2009, 10:19:05 am
ahhh maybe it's what we call tomato paste? i ended up adding in a whole jar of pasta sauce lol it's delicious though the kids are all in meltdown over it - too many veg hehe
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: Thermomixer on May 25, 2009, 10:27:58 am
Great recipe and yes - always a good one for using up those bits that didn't make it into the dish they were originally purchased for -!!!
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: Tenina on June 09, 2009, 07:11:42 am
I'm letting you know Bron, you just hit Thermomix big time!!  ;D Courtesy of Brazen...all her fault!
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Hope you don't mind!
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: brazen20au on June 09, 2009, 07:51:51 am
woohoo!
thanks tenina and thanks bron!!!
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: I Love Bimby! on June 09, 2009, 02:19:19 pm
lovely work ladies!!
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: bron on June 09, 2009, 05:10:06 pm
WOOHOO! Have gone all red...to match my hair! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: judydawn on June 10, 2009, 01:46:04 am
After so many excellent postings Bron, you thoroughly deserve to have something in print and good on you Karen for putting Bron's recipe in for it. :-* :-*
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: bron on June 10, 2009, 05:20:08 pm
Thanks JD blushing even more!!!! :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: brazen20au on June 10, 2009, 11:39:37 pm
:D
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: judydawn on June 11, 2009, 10:43:21 am
Made this one today Bron and it is perfect for us as DH has never liked tomato based minestrone which most other recipes are. Did rice today but next time will try the small pasta shapes instead.  Thanks for posting it :-*
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: bron on June 11, 2009, 03:58:52 pm
Thanks JD we love it too, however now we are coming into hot hot weather, I must admit I haven't made it in a while! But you guys will really enjoy having a fridge clearout!!! ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: salval on May 21, 2011, 11:15:27 am
I made this soup tonight for dinner. It was delicious. Thanks for a lovely recipe.

Karen
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: salval on August 18, 2011, 05:46:19 am
Has anyone frozen this?? Is it still nice re-heated?

For some stupid reason, I am always hesitant to freeze things that I've made, such as the brocolli & cheese soup (I can't remember who's delicious recipe that is.. or this minestrone, or some of the casseroles.

I feel dumb posting this question as I figure it's something I should know.. but there ya' go, I'm not always the sharpest knife in the drawer  ;D
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: judydawn on August 18, 2011, 06:26:46 am
Karen, I'd say all soups freeze well. I've frozen the broccoli and cheese one as well so something like a minestrone is no problem.
They are such handy packs to have in the freezer. 
Title: Re: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: salval on August 18, 2011, 12:00:30 pm
Thanks JD!! :)
Title: Bron's version Minestrone
Post by: cookie1 on June 30, 2016, 09:28:08 am
I made this for dinner the other night. We had it with Ciabatta from the freezer that I warmed up. I'd forgotten how delicious it was.