FAMILY RECIPE: MENESTRA / VEGGIE STEW (vegan option)
PHOTOS by Dolores & Itoitz
Who taught you how to cook? Carmen, my mother.
What is your favourite homemade food? Callos – Nafarroa style stew (beef tripe, chistorra, ham, tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil).
LOCATION (Google maps): Tudela, Navarra – Spain
*Notes by Itoitz: We always use fresh vegetables from our garden but we can enjoy this healthy and tasty dish whenever we want to using frozen vegetables
*Notes by Itoitz: We can do it completely vegetarian / vegan adding some nuts instead of the ham cubes.
- RECIPE STEP BY STEP
1. Cook all the vegetables (Asparagus, Artichokes, Green beans and Green peas) separately.
2. Keep the boiled water for the end.
3. Cook 2 eggs.
4. Add 1 flour teaspoon to a pan already warm with olive oil.
5. Saute the ham cubes in the pan during aprox. 3 minutes.
6. Pour olive oil in a big anti-adherent pot.
7. Add the boiled artichokes (cut in two pieces), the green peas , the green beans and some olive oil from the pan into the pot and some ham cubes too.
8. Add asparagus (not their head that we put at the end).
YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY…
The name menestra (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) comes from the Italian minestrone which means soup. The generic name of this dish is ¨menestra de verduras¨. It is a typical Spanish stew made with various vegetables, usually seasonal vegetables from the garden. It is famous in the North of Spain, specifically in Navarra.
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