Married Soup

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 303


1 pound meaty pork rib (country-style pork ribs)
1 prosciutto bone (optional)
2 medium carrots, trimmed
2 ribs celery with leaves
1 medium onion
1 pound Italian-style pork sausage
1 slice (thick) imported Italian prosciutto (about 4 ounces)
4 ounces chunck of soppressata
pinch of crushed red pepper
1 1/2 pounds (1 small head) broccoli rabe, trimmed
1 pound (about half of a small head) savoy cabbage, cut into strips
8 ounces broccoli, cut into florets (about 2 cups)
Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


1 In a large pot, bring 5 quarts water to a boil. Add the pork ribs, prosciutto bone if using, carrots, celery, and onion. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook 30 minutes over medium heat.

2 Skim off the foam that rises to the surface. Add the sausage, prosciutto, soppressata, and crushed red pepper. Cook until the pork ribs are tender, about 2 hours.

3 Meanwhile, wash and trim all of the vegetables. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add half the greens. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the greens to a colander set over a large bowl. Cook the remaining greens the same way. Drain well and let cool. When cool, chop the greens into bite-size pieces.

4 After 2 hours cooking time, remove the meats and sausage from the broth. Discard the bones and cut the meats and sausage into bite-size pieces.

5 Let the broth cool slightly. Skim the fat from the broth. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a large clean pot. Return the meats to the broth. Add the greens. Return to a simmer and cook 30 minutes.

6 Serve hot, sprinkled with grated Parmigiano- Reggiano.

From "1,000 Italian Recipes." Copyright 2004 by Michele Scicolone. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 303
Calories from Fat: 188

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