Recipe: Yummy Pearl Barley Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Pearl Barley Minestrone with Italian Sausage.

Pearl Barley Minestrone with Italian Sausage You can cook Pearl Barley Minestrone with Italian Sausage using 12 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Pearl Barley Minestrone with Italian Sausage

  1. You need 4 of thin Italian sausages, skins removed & roughly chopped.
  2. You need 1 of medium brown onion, finely chopped.
  3. You need 4 slices of Proscuitto, chopped.
  4. It’s 1 of carrot, finely diced.
  5. You need 1 of celery stick, finely diced.
  6. You need 1 of zucchini, finely diced.
  7. You need 3 of large ripe tomatoes, diced.
  8. Prepare 1/2 cup of pearl barley.
  9. Prepare 1 litre of chicken stock.
  10. It’s 2 Tbsp of tomato paste.
  11. It’s 1 bunch of English spinach, finely shredded.
  12. You need of Shaved Parmesan to serve.

Pearl Barley Minestrone with Italian Sausage step by step

  1. Prep ingredients- keeping them separate to one another..
  2. Fry sausage,until golden brown, in a little olive oil and set aside..
  3. Add the onion, pancetta, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens..
  4. Add the zucchini, tomato, pearl barley and sausage and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until zucchini softens slightly..
  5. Add the chicken stock and tomato paste and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until barley is tender and soup thickens slightly. Taste and season with salt and pepper. (I didn't add salt- enough in the Proscuitto).
  6. Add the spinach to the soup and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Ladle soup among serving bowls. Top with parmesan and serve immediately..