ZUCCHINI SOUP - long awaited...
Jun. 20, 2012 6:15 pm
Updated: Jun. 21, 2012 7:00 pm
Well folks, I finally seemed to have worked "the itch" out of my system, and made the Z soup! Of course, afterwards, I put up two lbs of strawberries (we needed some jam) and have thus far fed myself not only soup for lunch, but a decent dinner, also...
At last, the "alphabet soup" series has come to it's end, allowing me to follow other adventures of CrazyCook!
Zucchini Soup courtesy of "Fannie Farmer Cookbook" is as follows, and makes about 4 cups of finished soup.
1 T butter of olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced potato
1/2 lb zucchini, sliced or diced
3 cups beef broth
1 T lemon juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp dried dill
Put the butter (or oil,) onion and potato into a 2-3 quart microwave safe casserole, cover, and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add zucchini, re-cover, and microwave on high an additional 4-5 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Puree the veg's in a blender
or food processor, with 1/2 cup of the broth. Return to casserole, add remaining broth, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, mix sour cream with the dill. Top each serving of soup with a dollop of sour cream.
I used a good splash of olive oil to cook the onion and potato in, but feel that the end result would have been less "oily" if I'd used butter or margarine (or "measured? the oil...) When I added the lemon juice, I tasted, and gave it another shot... another
mistake, as the lemon was a bit overpowering. (To the remaining, I'll add more broth to "dilute" the flavor.) Otherwise, I did enjoy the soup, finding it rather refreshing on such a hot day!
As I've "souped" my way from A to Z, I've also learned a few things to remember in future endeaver's. I'm not a huge fan of pureed soup, preferring to have some "chunks" to give it substance. I DO NOT hate chicken broth as much as I'd guessed from the start!
In fact, I've begun purchasing "bone in" chicken whenever possible... collecting bones in the freezer until I have an adequate amount for making broth, rather than buying it. So, there you have it! Later I'll post the list of all of the soups I've made over
the past few months, so stay tuned for that, if you're interested.
Till later, be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!