Italian Minestrone

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Istrian version of the popular Italian peasant soup. Put beans and spare ribs in a pot with water. After one hour and a half when the beans are almost ready, add the fresh sweetcorn, the cubed and chopped tomatoes and pepper, the bayleaf and the onions which were slowly browned in oil. Mix everything together in the pot. Ten minutes before it is served, add the pasta and finish cooking on a low heat.

- 300g./12oz. smoked spare rib of pork
- 100g./3.5oz. fresh beans
- 100g./3.5oz. fresh young sweetcorn
- 60g/2oz of pasta shells
- 2 medium sized tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- pepper
- bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- salt to taste



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