Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cannellini, Chorizo and Red Onion Soup

This week I am cooking from the two cookbooks I received for Christmas. Lidia's Favorite Recipes and Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food. The past two nights have been from Lidia's Favorite Recipes but tonight we used the Gordon Ramsay book.

Cannellini Bean, Chorizo and Red Onion Soup was suppose to be Lima Beans but one of us really doesn't like Lima Beans So I opted for the Cannellini. What an amazing soup. So easy to prepare and the flavors were nice and spicy. There is nothing to put this soup together. Try this before you open a can of store bought soup.
To go along with the soup I made grilled cheese sandwiches with the leftover meatloaf from last night. I added some fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers. The bread I used was made on Monday. I love this recipe. The results were beautiful.

Cannellini Bean, Chorizo and Red Onion Soup

8 oz Chorizo sausage, skin removed
3 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, peeled and minced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced (Yup left that out!)
fresh thyme sprigs
2 14 oz cans lime beans, drained and rinsed (or cannelini bean!)
sea salt and black pepper
squeeze of lemon juice
handful of chopped Italian Parsley

Chop the chorizo into small bit-size pieces.  Bring a pan of water to a boil.
Heat the olive oil in a heavy pan and add the onions, garlic and thyme. Cook stirring for 2 minutes, then add the chorizo. Stir over high heat a few minutes until the oil has taken on a reddish-golden hue from the chorizo
Add the beans and pour just enough boiling water to cover them. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for about 10 minutes.
Season generously with salt and pepper and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Scatter over the chopped parsley and serve.

This is too easy not to make!

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