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Small Shells Chicken Peas And Rosemary Soup

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  Dried chickpeas 1 Pound
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh rosemary sprig 3 (Tied In A Cheesecloth Bag)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and chopped fine
  Anchovy fillets 4 , drained and chopped coarsely
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  Chicken broth 2 Quart
  Pasta shells 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Small Pasta)

1. Soak the chick peas in water for several hours or overnight. Rinse and put in a large saucepan, cover with fresh water, add the salt and the rosemary, and cook covered for almost 1 hour or until tender.
2. Drain the chick peas, discard the rosemary, and put the chick peas and liquid through a food mill or process in a food processor in batches. When pureed, set aside.
3. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and saute the garlic and anchovies until they are well blended. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to the boil. Lower the heat, then simmer for 30 minutes.
4. In another saucepan, cook the small shells until al dente. Drain well and add them to the soup along with the chick peas. Simmer for just 2 minutes and serve in individual bowls or 1 large soup tureen.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2443 Calories from Fat 675

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 77 g118.9%

Saturated Fat 9.3 g46.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.6 mg8.2%

Sodium 8618.7 mg359.1%

Total Carbohydrates 335 g111.7%

Dietary Fiber 84.8 g339.1%

Sugars 65.3 g

Protein 111 g222.9%

Vitamin A 50.6% Vitamin C 89.7%

Calcium 62.2% Iron 170.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Small Shells Chicken Peas And Rosemary Soup Recipe