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A typical sicilian soup: the Macco di fave beans

To celebrate the international day of homemade soups we propose a typical Sicilian soup: the Macco di fave.

It is a first course with humble and ancient origins, widespread in the Mediterranean area. It was consumed by the peasants for refreshment after a long and tiring day of work in the fields. In fact, the bean is a nutritious, substantial and beneficial legume: it reduces the levels of cholesterol in the blood, it is diuretic, rich in iron and vitamin C.

There are many variations of the fava bean recipe. For example in Sicily a special version of the Macco di fave is prepared to celebrate San Giuseppe, enriching the recipe with other legumes and chestnuts.

The version we offer is the traditional Sicilian one: it is prepared with dried, cooked and blended beans until a creamy velvety is added to which wild fennel is added, an evergreen aromatic plant native to the Mediterranean areas, used as an indispensable ingredient in many Sicilian recipes ( > see sardine meatballs).

Note: among the many varieties of fava beans, Sicily boasts three declared Slow Food Presidia: la Fava cottoia di Modica, la Fava di Ustica e la Fava Larga di Leonforte.

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New Year’s Eve lunch at La Cambusa, we start 2020 with good food!

Starter

A tricolor appetizer composed of a fresh marinated salmon tartare, seasoned with buffalo mozzarella, on a julienne courgette nest, all decorated with a strain of acacia honey.

First courses

The first course will be a Carnaroli rice with porcino mushroom and the highly praised Mazara rosso prawn.

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The second course will be fresh riccioli pasta seasoned with red pumpkin cream and rosemary seared squid julienne.

Second course

Amberjack darna, the most prized of the blue fish, stewed on a seasoned biete’s nest.

Dessert

The lunch ends with a sponge cake filled with fresh sheep’s milk ricotta, a tribute to our Sicilian tradition.

Wine

Baglio di Pianetto Cataratto

Price

50 euro per person

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