Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 24th Feb 2012
Captain Slog says:
Hi Ace, Jen Jen, and Everyone,
As I said in my entry, I just LOVE Wattie's Toamato Soup, and all the other brands of Tomato Soup, as well as a few others. Nothing wrong with them! They're ALL Fresh and can be changed to suit your tastes, someone suggested. Sprinboarding is what that's called. Getting a basic recipe and adding to it.
One of you mentioned that you prefer to make your soups from scratch, using your own ingredients. I agree, too, as long as you know how to make a good soup. for those who are not good at cooking, or would just like something new to try, perhaps you already know this one, here is My Soup Recipe. Pretty basic and easy, and NEVER the same whenever I do it. You may have your own ideas. If so, PLEASE tell me? I'd like a few more hints on how I may improve this.
MY SOUP. . . or yours!
Using a pan of your choice, place it on the hotplate and pour into it some Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is just for Taste. don't put the heat on yet.
Have a look at your Vege's and take one of everything you have.
Onion, Garlic (More if you like), Carrot, Tomato, Potato, Swede, Parsnip, Cup of Peas and Corn, Capsicum. Chilli, Cabbage Leaf, Kumara, Danelion, Celery, Brocolli, Silver Beet, 1/4 cup of Rice, 1/4 Cup of Barley, 1/4 cup of split Peas or Lentals, Some Alphabet Noodles, Ground Pepper, OXO Cube or a packet of MAGGI OX Tail Soup.
Cover with water so the water just comes through the top of the Chopped Veges. Be Sure that the the amount of each vege is appropriate. e.g. You wouldn't use a WHOLE swede, just a piece. The Cabbage Leaf would be roughly enogh to cover half of your Keyboard in size and you just shred it.
Put the heat on LOW and bring to the boil. Give it a bit of a stir every now and then, GENTLY! As soon as its turning over, turn the heat OFF and wait till the boiling has quieted down, then cover with a lid and FORGET ABOUT IT!!! The HEAT will do the rest. This way, you're saving Power or Gas. When its nearly time to eat it, bring it slowly back to the heat on LOW. This might be a good time to taste it.
Its amazing all the tastes of the different veges you can taste, but, there's always something missing. That's why I add a Soup as a Stock, or an OXO Cube.
Waddayareckon, aye? Nice? Be Honest!
Food Snobs? SHUT UP! I don't want to hear your crap, the way you gave it to Shaydee! damned Smegheads!