Rachel Pupazzoni

Recipe: I made soup

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It’s winter so the meal choice is obvious.  Soup.  It’s always nice to try something a little different so I created this the other day and thought I’d share it with you.  I’m by no means a chef, just a wannabe home cook.  But please do let me know if you make this soup, or a variation, and how it turns out!

1ingredients

You’ll need a leek, sweet potato, half a pumpkin and a bunch of coriander

Start by cutting up one leek, one sweet potato and half a butternut pumpkin.  Saute the leek in about a tablespoon of butter with a pinch of garam masala in a large pot for about 3 minutes.

2ingredients2

The makings of a yummy soup

3choppedingredients

Chop all your veggies first up

Add the cubed pumpkin and sweet potato and cook on a high heat for about 5-6 minutes.  This bit is important because it creates lots of flavour.  Ensure you keep stirring fairly regularly so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot and burns.

4flavouringredients

Butter, garam masala, chicken stock

5soakingsaffron

Start soaking your saffron in hot water early

Meantime, dissolve 2 chicken stock cubes in boiled water from the kettle and in another bowl put a good pinch of saffron with some boiled water and let it sit.

6richsaffron

The longer it soaks the more colour and flavour comes out

7boilingveggies

Cook all the veggies in water

Add the stock to the pot and about 3 cups of water (I just added water as I went along depending on how thick I wanted it).  Cook on high for about 3 minutes then turn it down and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

8addcorriander

Add half of the fresh coriander

Add a handful of chopped coriander and salt and pepper to season.  Pull out your stick blender and blend away.

9blend

Blend away

Keep the soup on the low heat for a few more minutes.  You may want to add more water here.  Finally add the saffron and the water.

91cheese

This is the yummy cheese I sliced for on top

I served this steaming bowl of comfort with a few slices of triple cream brie and a good pile of fresh coriander.  Enjoy!

93soupbowl

The finished product

92gooeycheese

The cheese will melt in the hot soup

 

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Author: rachelpupazzoni

I'm a journalist living in Sydney.

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