mardi, mars 09, 2010

Spinach Soup (Soupe aux Epinards)

Spinach Soup

To continue with this week's soup trip, I have decided to make Spinach Soup for this evening's dinner. The wind is howling outside (cleaning lady told me that she would be really afraid if I weren't here with her this morning) and it's 0°C. A hot soup would indeed do to warm us up. And green is a beautiful colour that we've been waiting for. This Spring that wouldn't come.

Spinach Soup (serves 4) :

Olive Oil or Butter
1 medium Onion
2-3 Garlic cloves
1 large Potato
500g fresh Spinach (washed, drained and roughly chopped)
600ml Vegetable or Meat broth
300ml Milk
2-3 Parsley stalks
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of ground Nutmeg
Lemon juice and Cream for garnishing

Heat up the fat in a big pot and fry the chopped onion, garlic and potato.

Pour in the broth and cook till the potatoes are soft.

Pour in the milk and stir to mix well. Bring to a gentle boil.

Add the nutmeg and chopped parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, add the spinach leaves. They cook quickly, so stay put. The minute they have wilted, remove the pot from the heat and mix the soup - if you want to keep the soup nice and green.

Serve hot with a bit of lemon juice and cream. Hub loved it.

It is snowing now. I must say that the weather here can be really weird. One day it was 25°C and sunny and the next day it was snowing. Anyway, for ski lovers, this is good news. The family is already planning another ski trip this Saturday - but it'll be without me as my left knee is hurting where I've twisted it when I got stuck in the snow last Saturday.

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