Minestrone is an Italian soup which is basically a hodgepodge of vegetables. I believe there is no specific recipe for it and one can go as creative as can be in making one. There may be lots of versions of minestrone, here is one.
- 12 pcs. Medium sized shrimp (without shells amp; de-veined)
- 1 can of oysters in olive oil
- 1 cup of salmon fillet diced
- ½ cup chopped broccoli
- ½ cup diced carrots
- ½ cup diced celery
- ½ cup diced tomatoes
- 1 medium sized onion-finely chopped
- 1 medium sized zucchini – diced
- 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 2 teaspoon of olive oil
- 3 cups of seafood/chicken stock
- 3 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 1 cup of spinach leaves
- salt amp; pepper to taste
- Sautee garlic and onions on oil. Add in tomatoes.
- Pour in broth and bring it to a boil.
- Add all the vegetables (except spinach). Set the stove to medium heat.
- Add in oysters, shrimps and salmon. Give it a quick stir and add all the spices and herbs.
- Use tomato paste to thicken the soup a bit. Simmer for a couple of minutes then add spinach.
- Add salt amp; pepper, if desired. Remove from heat. Serve with a little more extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.