RAY'S SPECIAL SQUASH SOUP FOR WINTER
HOW TO DO IT - MAN TYPE RECIPE
|SQUASH SOUP FOR WINTER|
1 Put at least 2 pints of water into a large saucepan
2 Add 2 crumbled vegetable stock cubes (preferably low salt kind)
3 Put saucepan on hob to get very hot
4 Prepare the squash, peeling off hard outer skin, removing seeds and cutting squash into small chunks
5 Put squash chunks into the pan to boil till soft, then
6 Prepare 3 medium onions plus 3 medium potatoes. Cut into very small pieces.
7 Fry onion and potato pieces in hot oil until soft, in a frying pan
8 Crush and chop 2 to 3 small red chillies, add to onion and potato in pan
9 When vegetables are soft, tip all of them into the saucepan of squash
10 Add some more boiling water if you think there is not enough liquid (or you want a lot of soup)
11 Add to the saucepan a dessert spoon of dried mixed herbs, plus a teaspoon of Tomato Paste
12 Add one tin of chopped tomatoes
13 After simmering for say 40 mins check to see that the ingredients are cooked and assimilated
14 Take out from saucepan 1 pint of the mix of veg and liquid, put on one side (use a jug)
15 Blend the remaining soup (I use a hand-held blender stick thing)
16 Return the 1 pint of unblended veg to the saucepan (to give chunky bits)
17 Add pepper and salt to taste.
18 To serve, you can add a bit of single cream, grated cheddar or parmesan cheese, sausage.
19 Or add Worcester sauce or tomato ketchup. One could use a combination of all of these.