I just bought a blender and really want to try and make some homemade soups.
Can anyone suggest some good, healthy and cheap soups to make as I'm bored of the tinned stuff??
I will rep anyone who interests my tastebuds :P
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- 25-01-2010 12:15
- 25-01-2010 12:25
Leek and potato is delicious....
1. Chuck some bits of chopped onion in a pan with a little butter/olive oil and summer on a low heat for a minute or two;
2. Add some bits of chopped leek and simmer some more (another minute or two);
3. Add some bits of finely chopped potato and simmer some more (another minute or two);
4. Add some stock, bring to the boil and simmer for ten minutes or so (basically until the potatoes are cooked);
5. Take off the heat, put in a blender if you like (optional), then add milk.
- 25-01-2010 12:30
peel and chop to some vaguely sensible sizes:
1 Butternut Squash
3 cloves of garlic
1/2-2 chillis, deseeded (dependent on how hot you like stuff)
Cook the garlic, onion, chilli slowly in olive oil until softened, add:
1 Tbsp Ground Coriander
1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
1/2 Tsp Tumeric
cook for 30-60 seconds until smelling aromatic
Add you butternut squash, turn the heat down and put a lid on, sweat for 10 minutes-ish then add enough water to cover the squash plus 2-3 stock cubes and a pinch of sugar.
cook until you can squish the squash with a spoon easily and then blend. Season to taste(lots of pepper!) and then add a BIG handful of chopped, fresh Coriander.
Possible things to add:
Double Cream(use more stock!)
cheese of most varieties
some fresh chopped chilli
- 25-01-2010 13:07
I made spicy parsnip soup from this recipe last week: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle2027250.ece
I also added a couple of carrots and half a red pepper because they needed using up.
I found that the parsnips needed cooking for longer than the recipe said, and that it was better to add the stock a little earlier and simmer them in the stock, rather than trying to just cook them in the butter.
It was delicious, but a bit too rich. If I did it again, I'd use less cream, or maybe skip it altogether.
- 25-01-2010 13:13
sweetcorn and redpepper:
fry some onions until softened add chopped red peppers and sweetcorn + salt and pepper and any other seasonings you want and cook for ten minutes on a medium heat
add stock and cook for ten mins
blend + add cream
use one red pepper to one small tin of sweetcorn
fry onions and chopped celery for 5-10 minutes
add stock and seasoning and cook for a further 10 minutes
blend and add cream
- 25-01-2010 17:01
I once made carrot and red pepper soup, the colour was amazing. Tasted pretty good too. Think I just used onion, carrots, pepper and some random spices.
- 28-01-2010 10:29
I improvise, so far my faves:
Carrot and ginger
Spicey and sweet roast parsnip soup
Pumpkin and chilli
- 30-01-2010 00:25
Carrot and Caraway is amazing:
Chop and fry an onion in some butter until softened. Add 8lb carrots, chopped, a teaspoon of caraway seeds and some sherry (i think 250ml, but I can't remember off the top of my head). Then, wet a piece of greaseproof paper and place it on top of the carrots - try to eliminate gaps between the edge of the pan & the greaseproof, put the lid on and leave to simmer for an hour. Add 2 pints of stock and liquidise. Best served with a swirl of cream & warm bread.
Spicy Marrow Soup:
Fry an onion in some butter. Add the marrow, de-seeded and chopped, some paprika, salt & pepper, & a pint of stock. Simmer for 20 mins. Liquidise. Add a can of coconut milk.
- 31-01-2010 01:39
jamie oliver's english onion soup is AMAZING - basically fry of lots of leeks, onions, shallots, spring onions in butter, season with black pepper and sage, add some stock, then blend. pour into a bowl, top with crouton and cheese then pop it in the grill. YUM