Brussels Sprouts Soup
Fortieth Soup: Brussels Sprouts
Well, it is the 30th December 2010 and just over a year since I first followed a recipe from The Soup Book. I have now made forty different soups! The recipe for Brussels sprouts soup is by Sophie Grigson and calls for onions, thyme, chicken or vegetable stock and a garnishing of soured cream, creme fraiche or yogurt with paprika or cayenne pepper. I do not particularly like the taste of sprouts but was determined to get this soup over and done with. Yesterday I called down to "Young Stephen's" green grocery, expecting to be able to buy loose sprouts, but no, they were pre-packed. Young Stephen and I swapped tales of cats' less desirable habits then bade each other a happy new year.
Back to the soup. I sweated the sliced onions, added sugar, and eventually put in the sprouts, thyme and stock. Once the sprouts were just tender and the mixture had cooled a little, I got out the liquidiser and finished the soup. As a non-sprout eater, I have to say the soup is quite tasty. The spouse likes it too, but when I broke the news to the older offspring that we'd be having sprout soup for dinner, the corners of his mouth turned down. Never mind.
|Onions sweated, sprouts added.|
|Stock added and ready for simmering.|
Bee Ready for the New Year
I recently received a notice from the County Dublin Beekeepers' Association about a seminar on bee health that's taking place on 23rd January. Unfortunately, I shan't be able to attend as I'll be out of the country.
Wishing my regular readers a very happy new year, with plenty of running water!