Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pasta e ceci … with a quiz

Posted March 24, 2019 1:14 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pasta e ceci … with a quiz

I had a strong desire for pasta e ceci… a commonly made thickish soup of chickpeas and small cut pasta. Romans make it with generous black pepper, rosemary and anchovy.
I simply made it without consulting recipes because… well… I know what it is supposed to be and I can do that.
A common sofrito or mirepoix began it, into which I added some pancetta.  I used the little processor to make it fairly fine.

Some white wine, to evaporation.

A key ingredient.  You need good, aromatic rosemary.  Save a sprig for a garnish.

I had some little tomatoes that needed consumption, so what the heck. 

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