Well, if Emily’s cold has not been conquered by tonights dinner, nothing will. I took a classic Italian stew, Garmugia and added my own spin on it. Garmugia is typically made in spring time, taking full advantage of the abundance of gorgeous seasonal vegetables. A traditional Garmugia includes pancetta, beef mince, artichokes, asparagus, broad beans, peas, onions and garlic. So some changes…
Is there anything to help beat a cold than the spice of some chillies? I added 2 chillies and some potatoes to some of the above ingredients.
1. Bring some vegetable stock to the boil. Chop all of your veg: onions, garlic, potatoes, asparagus, cavolo nero, artichoke and chillies.
2. Add all of your veg to the stock and cover with a lid. Meanwhile, fry the pork mince in a frying pan until brown.
3. Add the mince to the veg and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
And thats it; sit down, pour a glass of wine, break a piece of bread and enjoy. Cooking all of the ingredients in the same pot allows all the flavours to join together and this truly is divine.
Next time you, or a loved one, have a cold, get this cold conquerer cooked and allow all the goodness and heat soothe you.
Bon appetito everyone and happy eating!