Dear Noelle, I don't make homemade manicotti shells. I buy my shells imported from Italy at an Italian store. But,…
There are a few well known tropes that go along with not feeling well if you are Italian. The first is the celebrated (or dreaded, depending on how you feel about this tradition!) camomilla– chamomile tea. The second is Pastina in Brodo– basically small pasta in broth. A variation of this pastina is tortellini in brodo which my daughter loved when she was little. Trattoria da Benvenuto close to our house in the historic center of Florence used to make it, and she would always ask for it, especially if she had a cold!
As the winter months are here, and you yourself address pre and post holiday stress, all those viruses which might be in the air, or if you simply want a cozy, warm soup, turn to Pastina in Brodo!
You can watch me- Lisa!- make this recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel.
Lisa’s Pastina in Brodo Ingredients:
10 cups of vegetable broth
4 ½ cups of pastina of your choice
½ a cup of whole milk ricotta
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for garnish
Lisa’s Pastina in Brodo Directions:
Bring vegetable broth to a boil.
Add in the pastina and cook for 8 minutes.
Place the pastina and broth in soup bowls and top with a tablespoon or so of extra virgin olive oil. Place 1 tablespoon of the whole milk ricotta in the center of the pastina in brodo. Enjoy!