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Busecca Ticinese (Tripe Soup with Garlic Bread) Ticino

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Borlotti beans
  • 3 x Carrots
  • Leek
  • Small knob celery
  • 500 g Honeycomb tripe (1 lb)
  • 30 g Butter (1 oz)
  • Clove garlic, mashed
  • 1 tb Tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 l Bouillon (5 cups)
  • 1/4 ts Caraway seeds
  • Twig thyme
  • 80 g Parmesan, grated (2.75 oz)
  • Twig parsley
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper


200 g French bread (7 oz)
50 g Butter (1.75 oz)
4 x Cloves garlic, mashed
10 g Gruyere, grated (0.25 oz)
1 tb Parsley
Salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation: 30 minutes, cooking time: 3 hours

Yields 6 servings as a first course, as a main course double the

Soak beans overnight. Drain beans. Cook in lightly salted water until
tender. Drain. Set aside.

Clean, trim and wash the vegetables (carrots, leek, celery). Slice the
carrots finely, slice the leek diagonally, slice the celery finely and cut
into squares.

Cut the tripe into strips 4 cm ( 1 9/16 in) long and 2 mm (1/16 in) wide.
Fill a kettle with water, add salt, bring to the boil. Add tripe and cook
for 2 1/2 hours. Drain.

In a saucepan heat butter. Saute' vegetables briefly. Add tripe, garlic and
tomato paste. Saute' briefly. Moisten with bouillon, simmer for 20 minutes.
Season with caraway, thyme, salt and pepper. Add Borlotti beans and heat.

Serve in soup plates, sprinkle with cheese (Parmesan) or serve separately.
Garnish with parsley.

Garlic bread: cut bread into slices, toast in oven. Beat butter until
creamy, chop parsley finely, blend butter with garlic, cheese (Gruyere) and
parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Spread bread with butter mixture,
gratinate under broiler until golden brown. Serve with soup.

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