Cooking Foods Italian Recipes – Soup With Squid & Broad Beans

Cooking Foods Italian Recipes – Soup With Squid & Broad Beans

More details in my culinary books published by Amazon.com

 

My dear friend Capt. Stefano Battinelli, thanks to show me this excellent soup, I did great job at home and the result exceeded my expectation!

 

Ingredients:

Squid (calamari) fresh – two pounds

Broad-beans (fave) – four pounds

Potato, onion, carrot, garlic, basil or bay leaves other leaves which you like  but only a bit: not kill the broad-beans taste

Extra virgin olive oil

Marine salt

Broth – 1 liter: we will prepare it using the skin of the squid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (0)Wash and clean the squid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (1)Keep the skin and the internal organs to make the broth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (14)Cut the head in rings, cut the legs one by one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (8)To make the broth just boil the skin and internal organs in water with two pinches of salt, anyway if you like you make this broth richer adding onion, garlic, bay-leaves, thyme this is your option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (19)As the broth is ready (15-20 minutes) remove the residuals filtrating the broth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (23)Keep the broth ready to be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean the broad-beans: from four pounds you get only one pound of bens.Zuppa Calamari e Fave (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (9)Peel the potato, cut in very small cubes (less than half inch).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (11)Cut small carrot and onion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put in the pot onion and carrot: fry in two-three spoons of extra virgin olive oil. Zuppa Calamari e Fave (13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let the vegetables to fade.Zuppa Calamari e Fave (16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (17)Add the chopped garlic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (21)Drop the squids and stir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stir well mixing all the ingredients. Zuppa Calamari e Fave (22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (28)Cook three-four minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potato is ready.Zuppa Calamari e Fave (25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (26)Cut it in small dices (less than half inch).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (27)Drop the potato in the boiling broth, cook four to five minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (30)Drop in the broth the beans. Save only some beans for later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (32)Cook four-five minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (34)Remember to stir while the beans cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add the beans you saved to the squid.Zuppa Calamari e Fave (37)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (39)Stir and let cook slowly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (40)With the immersion blender smash potato and beans in their broth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (42)Do carefully this job: you will obtain a velvet soup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If too liquid reduce it cooking it more.Zuppa Calamari e Fave (44)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (45)Drop the soup in the pot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (46)Cook four-five minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (48)Check the salinity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If needed add more salt.  Zuppa Calamari e Fave (54)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zuppa Calamari e Fave (55)It’s ready to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Foods Italian Recipes – Soup With Squid & Broad Beans

More details in my culinary books published by Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

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