Friday, March 26, 2010

pork noodle soup

With a trip down memory lane, I stumbled across this soup. I had some hot italian pork sausage in the fridge, and was wondering what to do with it. A review of the pantry revealed a can of garbanzo beans and I had a thought about a spanish soup a friend gave me a recipe for near ten years ago. Way back when, I had just made chorizo for the first time, and as the soup called for chorizo and garbanzos (which I just adore), the dish came together splendidly. Now, this many years later, with some kind of hot porkyness and garbanzos on hand, they just had to go together.

I split the sausage casings, dumped the meat in a hot pan and started stirring. After a few secs I diced up a mediumish yellow onion and added it to the fat-releasing, big meaty crumbles that were starting to form. I rooted around in a bottom fridge drawer for some mushrooms to add, but came up with a wet bag and some dank slimey ones. Hmmmm. Maybe we have.........oh yes, what do we have here that was bartered for with homebrew? Porcini linguine to the rescue! So I added a few cups of water to the pan when the onions and meat were a golden brown. It became one potent broth in a quick hurry. I dumped in my beans and let this simmer together for about half an hour, then added my mushroom pasta. It may have looked more like an asian dish with the fat noodles and all, but the flavors spoke from a mediterranean side of things. Based in the past and inspired by the present, for me, this soup was an instant classic.

7 comments:

Mimi said...

Looks yummy. It would pair well with a nice glass of syrah and the sourdough cheese bread I posted on my blog.

Monkey Wrangler said...

Mimi: Holy crap those look delish! ANYTHING would pair well with those rolls! However, you have a brilliant point that pork noodle soup, syrah and cheesey yummy sourdough herb bombs would most certainly be sublime.

Mimi said...

I thought I had a point there! Damn, now I want pork noodle soup!!

Rev. Biggles said...

Me too, count me in. NOW!!!

xo, Biggles

kristin said...

yum - that does sound like instant comfort food. I can't wait to see what you come up with after tasting the Riverdog Farms ham...

andrew rosenberg said...

that is good soup, i made a posole` soup very similar to this substituting hominy for the garbonzos, delish

Monkey Wrangler said...

Mimi: Have you made the soup yet?

Biggles: I thought you might like this one.

Kristin: Ooooh, that ham! So far, egg scramble, topping a fried egg on a toasted english muffin and some mushroom/onion/ham/gruyere quiche......and counting.

Andrew: Hello! You know, I nearly always forget about hominy. I'll get to work on that one.