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Found this posted on another website, and posting it to make later. It comes from the Chef at Buca, and seems easier than my family recipe for this Zuppa.
- SAUSAGE MEATBALL PROCEDURE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll 5 oz. of sausage into miniature meatballs.
- Place on a well-oiled cookie sheet and bake in oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove and let cool. Set aside.
- PASTINA PROCEDURE: Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 lb. Pastina. Cook until al dente (approximately 10 min.). Strain and set aside.
- CHICKEN TENDER PROCEDURE: Slice 4 oz. of boneless chicken breast into strips.
- Brush cookie sheet with olive oil, and lay out chicken strips.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano.
- Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool. Set aside.
- TO SERVE -- Heat chicken stock. When boiling add cooked chicken, sausage meatballs, chopped escarole and Pastina.
- In a separate bowl mix 2 fresh eggs and 1/2 cup of Romano cheese.
- Add the egg/Romano cheese mixture to the boiling soup and stir gently. Cook one more minute until egg mixture is firm.
- Pour into bowls and garnish with diced red peppers and Romano cheese.
Ive made this recipe many times after having enjoyed it at buca ....my family loves it