Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Italian Pasta Soup - Cure A Cold

Everyone had a case of the sniffles around here the other day so I whipped up a batch of this soup.  I'm not sure that it cured their colds but it sure made them feel better.  And the colds do happen to be gone.
 I boiled a chicken with some onions, carrots, celery, peppercorns and bay leaves in a pot of water.  After about 2 hours I strained the stock from the solids.

 I added some Parmesan rinds to the stock and cooked for another hour.  I tasted it and adjusted the seasoning and removed what was left of the rinds.

 I brought the stock to a boil and added some ditalini pasta.

Cook just until the pasta is al dente and add some diced fresh dill.            
Top with a bit of shaved Asiago cheese.  This is a very rich chicken soup and perfect for the type of weather we are having.