Thursday, 23 July 2009

Courgette (Zuchini) Soup - easy - (microwaved)

This recipe doesn't need exact amounts of ingredients - so dont worry too much - just saute the veggies, add your stock, cook, liquidise and season - that's basically it!

5-6 medium courgettes - trimmed and roughly chopped - no need to peel.
couple of Spring Onions or 1 medium onion - peeled and chopped
1 peeled and chopped white potato
clove or two of garlic
glug of olive oil + small knob of butter
Stock - chicken or vegetable - hot

1. Place chopped courgettes, potato, onion, garlic in a large microwaveable bowl - add tablespoon or two of olive oil & knob of butter, S&P - and put into micro on High - until veg are just beginning to soften. (5-10 mins)

2. Add enough stock to cover the veggies and

3. Cook on High for about 5 mins - and add extra stock if needed.

Cook for at least another 5 mins. or longer - till veg are nicely cooked through.

4. Cool, then either place in liquidiser or use a hand blender and puree until smooth.

Add more stock to the consistency you like, plus a little milk .
Season well.
Serve with croutons and/or a dollop of cream or plain yogurt.

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