|FFWD ~ Christine’s Simple Party Soups|
To welcome in the New Year, French Fridays is serving up some party soups! These
soups are actually quite simple to prepare and, they make a lovely presentation. I chose to make half batches of two of them, the asparagus and red pepper. I was pretty sure I would be the only one eating them!
|I would think if you enjoy your veggies…you will enjoy these soups|
Start with some chicken broth, simmered with your veggie of choice, broccoli, red pepper or asparagus, add some salt and pepper. After they simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, and the veggies are soft, puree the soups. I used my trusty Vita-mix, and it was a breeze. They were both very pretty to look at, served in my Irish coffee mugs, and tasty. However, I thought they both could have benefitted from a garlic clove, or some onion. When you serve these, Dorie suggests some whipped heavy cream garnished with either a sprinkling of cardamon, curry powder, piment d’Espelette or crushed pink peppercorns. I used greek yogurt with a touch of cardamon. It worked quite well. Bill doesn’t eat most green veggies, but he does like red peppers. I thought he might enjoy the red pepper soup. He reluctantly took a taste, and told me it tasted to red peppery…duh!! I am in the process of consuming both soups by myself.
|Tasty and pretty, too!|
This month is my month to host my Bunco group. I thought these would go over quite well with the ladies. I will be giving them another try, with people who will appreciate them. Dorie says you can serve these soups either warm or cold. My preference is warm! It’s cold in N.J. Hot soups just seem so much more appropriate! Happy Friday everyone!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Around My French Table. It has also been published here. And don’t forget to check out what my fellow Doristas thought of this recipe, here at French Fridays with Dorie.
|These soups are quite easy to prepare…chicken broth, asparagus, zucchini and salt and pepper|
|This one is the red pepper with chicken broth….boil, puree and enjoy!!|