Thursday 18 November 2010

Creamy Onion Soup

You know only one thing with this post….Winter is coming. From a food perspective I really like European Winters, it means you can start to enjoy your soups again & also more hearty meals like Irish Stew, Goulash Soup, Chicken Stroganoff and of course Lamb or Steak Pies.

I have a few soup recipes up my sleeve from over the years but I also got given this excellent collection from a friend and today’s recipe is from here. 

 

The one thing you will realize when you start to cook soups is that they are actually super easy. Essentially you boil/simmer all the ingredients together in one pot and then blitz the liquid with a mixer and serve. This creamy onion soup is just like this. Gently sauté your onion, garlic & potato in butter and then boil/simmer in equal parts vegetable stock/milk/cream. If you like things spicier you can add some chili when you are sautéing your onion/potato mixture.It is that easy.

Serves 2

Ingredients
2 medium sized onions
1 large potato
1 glove of garlic
Bay Leave
20g butter
250ml Vegetable stock
250ml Milk
250ml Cream
Salt/pepper to taste


Cooking utensils

Sharp knife
Chopping board
Wooden spoon
Saucepan
 

Stafmixer

Preparation
 
- Finely chop onion & garlic
- Peel potato and chop into even sized pieces


Cooking
 
- In your saucepan sauté your onion, garlic & potato on a medium heat until your onions become translucent.
 
- Now add your bay leave, stock, cream & milk & turn heat up to high until mixture boils.
- Turn heat down to low and place lid on saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes, remembering to stir once in a while.
- After 20 minutes take soup off heat and let cool for a few minutes
 
- Remove bay leaf & season with salt & pepper.
- Blitz your soup with your stafmixer
 
- Serve immediately with some fresh bread & butter

Serving suggestion: The soup is really delicious by itself but you can add any of the following to jazz it up.
- Chopped fresh coriander
- Bacon bits
- Chopped spring onions
- Roasted Pinenuts



ENJOY!!!

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