Friday, October 19, 2012
French Fridays with Dorie - Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup
Today´s recipe for the French Fridays with Dorie Group is a wonderfully colorful and healthy “Spur-of –the-Moment Vegetable Soup”.
With this basic vegetable soup recipe, all you really need is chicken stock, some herbs and vegetables. This soup can be compared to a “canvas”, that you can get creative with any which way you would like. I started with making my own chicken stock in the morning. After a few hours of simmering away, I strained the soup and degreased it. Then apart from the onions, garlic, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf, I chose the following wonderful colorful things: parsnips, sweet potatoes, small peas, potatoes, carrots, yellow and purple French cauliflower.
Since we eat a fair share of puréed soups such as cream of carrot, cauliflower, broccoli or potato, I opted to leave all the wonderful colorful vegetables intact and serve this soup “chunky style” with lots of chives as garnish and since not everyone is fond of too much cauliflower in his or her vegetable soup, I chose to serve some of the florets on the side!
This was one easy and simple Vegetable Soup, the taste of which entirely depends upon the ingredients that you choose to use, a good homemade stock as the base for this soup certainly greatly improves the taste as well.
Since I had baked some Pumpkin Biscuits with some Hokkaido pumpkin purée, I served those alongside the soup, another colorful accent and a delicious one too!
To see how the other Doristas prepared the “Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup”, please click here.