"Bother" I said as I put away some newly bought carrots in the salad drawer of the fridge and discovered 4 sad carrots hiding under the tea-towels which I use in the drawer to absorb moisture. I nearly chucked them (the carrots not the tea towels) but being a good girl decided to make soup, even though soup is not one of my favourite things. From the greenhouse I fetched in a Very Large red pepper and started the soup as always with a chopped onion.
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Soup From Anything?
After sweating the onion and pepper in a little butter and adding the grated carrots and sweating a bit more I chucked in a little flour, some black pepper, stirred it all up and added just-boiled water. Cooked it a while and tasted - Oh Dear. Not that nice. Maybe it wasn't possible to make a good soup from 4 manky carrots, one large red pepper and an onion.
I added a little salt and cooked it a bit longer - tasted - still not good. I added a vegetable stock cube and a bit more water, cooked it a bit more and turned it off while I did something else. Later I came back and tasted again, slightly better but still not quite right so I chucked in a teaspoon of sugar, heated it up again and tasted again..........improving. I let it go cold, whizzed it in the liquidizer and shoved it in the fridge. Next day tasted it again and....................Success .........Delicious.
Proving it is possible to make soup from just about anything. 2 portions to eat and 2 into the freezer
PS Edited in to say I've now replied to all the comments yesterday - Thank you everyone