Soups for Winter

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Soups for Winter

Postby jaco » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:13 am

Yes, I do realise its summer 'over there', BUT winter is only 3 months away.
Someone sent me this book with about 30 recipes in it.
It is a .PDF file of 229Kb.
If you want, PM me your e-mail address.
Cheers
Phil
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Sample recipe:-

Bacon and bean soup

Preparation time: 15

Cooking time: 30

Ingredients

15 ml olive oil
1 onion, chopped
150 g rindless bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic cloves, crushed
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
400 g tinned mixed beans, rinsed and drained
1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
1 small Savoy cabbage (about 90g), thinly sliced
2 pinches salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 handful Italian parsley, chopped

Method:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a moderate temperature. Fry the onion and bacon for 3-4 minutes or until the
onion is soft and begins to colour.
2. Stir in the garlic, carrot and celery and stir-fry for another few minutes. Add the tomatoes, beans, stock and cabbage and
bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup (with the lid on) for about 20 minutes.
3. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, stir in the parsley and serve.
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Re: Soups for Winter

Postby Mr_Grit » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:54 pm

That bacon and bean soup sounds good, I am going to add that to my recipe book. My wife makes this loaded potato soup that is to die for. I will have to ask her how she makes it because it's not in our recipe book. I know it has 2 kinds of cheese in it as well as bacon bits. Sending PM now for that recipe book. Thanks Jaco

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Re: Soups for Winter

Postby jaco » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:47 am

On its way, it was still on my laptop at work.
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Re: Soups for Winter

Postby Rob-GB » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:34 pm

Oooh! I love winter soups.
A big favourite is Suzy's ..

SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

INGREDIENTS
I SMALL PUMPKIN (about 1kg)
1 ONION roughly chopped
2 sprigs ROSEMARY or 1 tsp dried
2 tbsp CLEAR HONEY
3 tbsp OLIVE OIL
500ml CHICKEN STOCK
1 glass DRY WHITE WINE
150ml DOUBLE CREAM
1 LEMON juice only

SPICE MIXTURE
1 tsp GROUND CORIANDER
2 tsp FENNEL SEEDS
Generous pinch of CHILLI POWDER or more to taste
SEA SALT

PREHEAT OVEN TO 220Oc

1) Using a pestle and mortar grind together all ingredients for Spice Mixture.
2) Peel pumpkin and scoop out seeds. Dice the flesh and put in a roasting tray. Scatter around the chopped onion, rosemary and spice mix.
3) Drizzle over the honey and olive oil.
4) Roast for 30-40mins. Basting occasionally to stop honey from catching on the bottom.
5) Meanwhile bring stock to the boil.
6) When pumpkin cooked put in a blender with the hot stock and wine and blend until smooth before adding cream and lemon juice.
7) Return to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

To serve ladle into bowl and swirl in a spoonful of double cream plus a drizzle of olive oil.

Also we roast the seeds with spices and salt from all the squash family as a snack or beer nibbles.
Soups are best with home made bread, it's a smell and taste combi that just works!
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Re: Soups for Winter

Postby doow3 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:32 am

Hey, another newbie and this seemed a great place for a maiden post cos I bloody love soup, and it's my favourite meal in winter.

I was going to post a recipe I love but I found these on the british food website; 10 great winter soups.

http://britishfood.about.com/od/appetizersandstarters/tp/10favoritesouprecipes.htm

enjoy people :mrgreen:


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