Category Archives: Soup

Pea, ham and ginger soup

I love soups, and after consuming many a store-bought litre, we bought a few recipe books and started making our own. Our homemade soups are healthier, fresher and free from hidden ingredients and preservatives. What more could one ask for? The biggest problem with the recipes given in books though, is that they often have ingredients like potato for thickening. We find that we are perfectly happy either with thin or clear soups, or with the consistency got by blending the ingredients together. And after trying a few, we’re now at the stage where we have been improvising and even inventing our own soups.

One of my all-time favourite soups is the classic English pea and ham soup. Which is really surprising because I am not all that find of peas. But I love the simplicity of a good pea soup, with the meaty morsels of ham in every other spoonful. In this particular recipe though, I experimented a bit and added a bit of ginger, which I felt gave the dish a lovely back note of heat.

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Avocado and Crab soup

Here’s another slightly unusual soup combination. Avocado and crab both have farily subtle flavours and work really well in this warm soup. A hint of cumin and paprika provide gentle back notes of spice, but need to be carefully adminstered so as not to overpower the dish. A hint of tanginess from lemon juice makes this a comforting soup a reminder of fresh summer salads.

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Pea, Rocket, Ham and Pesto soup

Soups are a big favourite in our house, especially homemade ones, and we are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting recipes. I had got a packet of rocket leaves the other day to use in salads, but as usual, forgot to add them when making the salad. I hate wasting and throwing away food, and so started thinking of other ways to use the leaves. This soup has a brilliant attractive green colour that just pulls you in to give it a try. I kept the texture a bit thick and grainy, but it can be easily made into a smooth velvety soup as well.

Pea, rocket, ham & pesto soup

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Quick & Easy Asian-style Duck Noodle Soup

A quick and easy way to make fresh duck soup. We prefer to use a pressure cooker to get a fast stock going. This recipe works equally well with chicken. Just make sure you have pieces with bones as that gives a lovely flavour to the stock.
Asian Duck Noodle Soup

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