Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Squash Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 Whole Onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sized bag of baby carrots, chopped
  • 5 small potatoes, chopped
  • 1 2 lb. bag of frozen, chopped squash
  • 2 cans of yams, rinsed
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • garlic powder (lots)
  • curry powder (some)
  • basil (little)
  • paprika (bit)
  • salt/pepper
  • water (omg lots)
  1. Sweat Onions and Carrots in butter/oil mixture until soft and slightly caramelized
  2. Add Potatoes, Squash, Yams, Garlic Powder, Curry Powder, and Basil
  3. Stir and let cook a bit
  4. Add water; set to boil
  5. When boiling add paprika, salt, pepper
  6. Let boil and reduce by 1/2 inch
  7. Use immersion blender until smooth
As you can see, I more of an intuative cook. This also means that I a) make a shit ton of soup and b) I have a general sense of how things are going to work out, but there are always some surprises.

In this instance, I think my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants soup turned out more like an really good recipe for vegetarian gravy. There wasn't enough bits to make a thick immersion, but it tasted amazing over rice. I think recommendations for my next try at Squash Soup (I have another bag of frozen, chopped squash) will be to:
  • Add Corn
  • Use less Water
  • Add Vegetable Bullion
Now, you may ask, What does Squash Soup have to do with your blog, Herr Fettchen?

That shall be explained tomorrow. Until then, das Bett.

2 comments:

nolongerlolita said...

sounds good to me...like a curry almost. I've been trying to cook more, you know training for future wifely endeavors.
<3

Jake K.M. Paikai said...

Training for future wifely endeavors is fun. What is Norway training for?