Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Squash Soup

  • 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.


nolongerlolita said...

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

Jake K.M. Paikai said...

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