Monday, December 31, 2001

Vegetable Gumbo

Vegetable Gumbo

Adapted from another great soup cookbook: The Daily Soup cookbook
Leslie Kaul - Bob Spiegel - Robin Miller - Hyperion - 1999

*    1 can black-eyed peas
*    12 c. water
*    2 T. peanut oil
*    2 T. flour
*    1 large Spanish onion, chopped
*    2 celery stocks, chopped
*    2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
*    2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
*    2 t. dried thyme leaves
*    2 t. dried oregano
*    2 bay leaves
*    1 1/2 t. onion powder
*    1 1/2 t. garlic powder
*    1 1/2 t. mustard seed
*    1/2 t. cayenne
*    1/2 t. ground black pepper
*    1/2 t. ground white pepper
*    2 t. kosher salt
*    2 cubes of Knorr vegetarian bullion
*    2 c. tomato juice
*    1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
*    3 yams, peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes
*    1 c. fresh sliced okra
*    1 bunch chopped kale
*    1/2 c. chopped scallions
*    1 t. minced fresh garlic


To make the soup:
1. Heat the oil and flour in a large stockpot over medium heat. Cook until the mixture forms a thick, rust-covered roux, about 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the onion, celery, peppers and sauté until tender.
3. Add the thyme, oregano, bay leaves, the onion, garlic, and mustard powders, the cayenne, black and white petters, and salt and stir to coat the vegetables.
4. Add the stock, tomato juice, squash, yams, okra, and peas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 min.
5. Remove from the heat, stir in the kale, cover, and let steep for 1 minute.
6. Stir in the scallions and garlic.
7. Remove the bay leaves and ladle the gumbo into bowls.

Saturday, December 8, 2001

Roasted Tomato and Pasta Soup

Adapted from another great soup cookbook: The soup bible: all the soups you will ever need in one inspiring collection.
Debra Mayhew - Hermes House - 1999

Ingredients:
*    1 lb. Italian plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
*    1 large red bell pepper, quartered and seeded
*    1 large red onion, quartered
*    2 garlic cloves, unpeeled
*    1 T. olive oil
*    5 cups of water
*    2 1/2 cubes of Knorr vegetarian bullion
*    a good pinch of sugar
*    3/4 c. very small pasta
*    1/2 c. very small pasta
*    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
* Olive oil for roasting

Top with
*    Fresh basil leaves

To make the soup:
1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Spread the tomatoes, red pepper, onion, and garlic on a roasting pan and drizzle with oil. Broil until the vegetables are soft and charred, turning them to cook all sides.
2. Tip the vegetables into a food processor add 1 c of water and process until puréed. Scrape into a strainer and press the puree through and into the stock pot.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and stock and bring to a boil.
4. Add the pasta and simmer until al dente.
5. Top with a sprig of fresh basil

Serves 4

Malaysian Cabbage and Peanut Soup

Adapted from another great soup cookbook: The Daily Soup cookbook
Leslie Kaul - Bob Spiegel - Robin Miller - Hyperion - 1999

Ingredients:
*    10 big leaves of Napa cabbage, chopped
*    4 T. soy sauce
*    2 T. fresh lime juice
*    3 t. kosher salt
*    1/4 t. ground black pepper
*    1 lb. dry roasted peanuts
*    2 garlic cloves, minced
*    1 T. fresh minced ginger
*    2 T. peanut oil
*    1 large Spanish onion, chopped
*    1 T. sugar
*    2 t. curry powder
*    2 t. ground coriander seeds
*    1 t. turmeric
*    1/4 t. cayenne
*    1 28-oz. can of diced tomatoes
*    6 c. water
*    1 medium Idaho potato, peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes
*    2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes
*    2 T. Thai fish sauce
*    1 t. Sriracha hot pepper sauce
*    more chopped peanuts for topping


To make the soup:
1. Combine the cabbage, 2 T. of soy sauce, 1 T. of lime juice, 1 t. of salt and pepper in a dish. Turn to coat the cabbage and marinate in refrigerator for 30 min.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill or broiler.
3. Grill until lightly charred on all sides. Cut into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
4. Chop 1/2 cup of the peanuts into small pieces and set aside to use as garnish. Puree the remaining peanuts in a food processor until a thick paste forms. Set aside.
5. Puree the garlic and ginger in a food processor.
6. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the garlic puree, onion, and sugar and sauté until tender and golden.
7. Add curry, coriander, turmeric, remaining salt and cayenne and stir to coat the vegetables.
8. Add tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
9. Add the water, potatoes, remaining soy sauce, and fish sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
10. Stir in the grilled cabbage, pureed peanuts, remaining lemon juice, and hot pepper sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.
11. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with chopped peanuts.

Year 9 - 2001

Year 9 - 2001