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08/02/2013 at 13:35
I only make Leek and Potato soup, but would like to do more, as we are getting through a lot of soup at the moment, a very popular lunch all round.
Anyone got any favourite soup recipes they would care to share?
08/02/2013 at 13:38
200g bacon – no fat!
Clove of garlic
2 tbls olive oil
1200ml veg stock( I use 2 of the knorr stock pots
200g of yellow split peas
Chop all the ingrediants, fry off in a pan with the oil (onion first then bacon then the rest) add the stock and simmer for about 1 hour until the split peas have split......it is delicious!
08/02/2013 at 13:40
that sounds lovely nina, thank you, I will try that.
08/02/2013 at 13:43
Spicy carrot & coriander
1 small potato
1 small onion
1ltr veg stock
handful fresh coriander
tsp dried coriander
tsp chilli flakes (optional)
Fry onion & potato with fry lite, add dried herbs, diced carrots & cover with stock. Bring to boil, simmer until carrots are softented. Add fresh coriander. Blend.
This is my work lunch staple.
08/02/2013 at 13:49
Thank you Belle, we buy carrot and coriander a lot, so making it myself would be great.
I want to make some big batches and freeze them whilst I have time in half term so we have some nice lunches for the following weeks.
08/02/2013 at 13:55
another one i do which is dead cheap (and easy) is veg and lentils. I eat it lumpy like a stew but you could easily blitz and make a soup out of it.
Basically peel and chop as much root veg as you fancy, bung in pan, cover with water, add herbs, bring to boil then simmer for at least an hour, adding lentils after 10mins. Stir every now and then so lentils don't stick.
I use BNS, swede, carrot & leek, then when I add the lentils I also add cauliflower and brocolli. Oh and chilli flakes - I love a little kick.
08/02/2013 at 14:06
I do something very similar to Ninabeanie's but I use chorizo in mine. If you put that in first, then you can cook the onion in the chorizo fat - on a slow heat so the onion is all soft and gooey. And I use dried soup mixed pulses that you can get from Tescos and the like instead of the split peas in NB's recipe.
08/02/2013 at 14:08
I add Worcestershire sauce and a tin of tomatoes to a basic 'using up the leftover veggies' stock as well - this is normally things like onion, celery, carrot.
08/02/2013 at 14:14
These are great, thanks guys.
08/02/2013 at 14:17
I will be pinching them all, great thread!
08/02/2013 at 16:50
I have a quick soup - stolen and adapted off jamie's 15 minute meals
Butternut squash and carrot curry soup - chopping done in a food processor
top half of squash to avoid having to deseed - i leave the skin on in pure laziness
same weight of carrots
Can of coconut milk
veg stock cube
mild curry powder to taste
I coarsely chop the onion and fry off in a pan, whilst the onion is softening - coarsely grate the squash and carrot - chuck in the pan with the onion add the coconut milk plus a can of water - more if using a big squash. Veg stock cube and curry powder - boil till soft and then blitz in a blender add salt and pepper.
Takes me about 20 minutes including prep.
08/02/2013 at 18:04
Can someone please tell me how to make Leek and potato? I've never made it!
08/02/2013 at 18:22
For my Leek and Potato I do the following:
3 - 4 leeks
1 pint chicken or veg stock
1 pint milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Chop the potatoes, onion and leek into small pieces and gently fry in the butter for 15 minutes, covered. Then add the stock and milk and bring to the boil, then simmer gently with for 15-20 mins. Add salt and pepper as desired. Whizz in blender to desired consistency. We have it with warm crusty rolls.
08/02/2013 at 23:18
Roasted red pepper and tomato is nice too.
3 red peppers
half a red onion
Halve and deseed peppers place cut side down on roating tray, halve tomatoes place cut side up on roasting tray. Roadt until blackened.
Meanwhile, saute sliced carrot and onion in a little oil until soft, add stock. Skin peppers and tomatoes and add flesh to soup. Bring to boil. Simmer for15 minutes then blitz.
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