donderdag 13 oktober 2011

Soup for the sick - courgette-sweet potato soup (GF-DF-SF)


My son is sick, his belly aches, he feels exhausted and is just hanging around. On the couch, on a chair, in his bed and back to the couch under a soft blanket.
So I’m making nice herbal teas for him, stewing apples and pears and this afternoon I made him this very nice, healing soup. He loves courgette soup but now I added some sweet potato to make it a more grounding soup. Also I cooked a piece of fresh ginger (not on the photo) in the broth for its warming qualities.
Not only for the sick, it’s a delicious soup for everyone, very easy and quick to make.

Courgette – sweet potato soup
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
1 small slice of fresh ginger, ½ cm
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp of rich curry powder
1 middle courgette, halved lengthwise and then in 8 – 10 pieces
1 middle sweet potato, peeled and chopped in 6-8 pieces
½ - 1 l of vegetable broth
maybe some parsley stalks, chopped finely
1 handful of parsley, chopped finely
pepper and salt, to your taste

Sweat the onion and garlic in some olive oil for 5 minutes.
Then add the ginger, bay leaf and curry powder, bake 3 more minutes on low heat.
Add courgette and sweet potato, stir everything well while it bakes another minute.
Then add the hot broth till all vegetables are just under.
Add the parsley stalks and bring it to the boil. Let it cook for 20 minutes, till the vegetables are very tender. Fish out the bay leaf and ginger and puree the soup with a stick blender. Add the freshly chopped parsley, taste and season with some pepper and/or salt and serve.



Courgette- zoete aardappel soep

1 ui, fijngehakt
1 teen knoflook, fijngehakt
1 stukje verse gember van ½ cm
1 laurierblad
1 el kerriepoeder
1 courgette, in lengte doormidden, dan in 8-10 stukken
1 zoete aardappel, geschild en in 6-8 stukken
½ -1 l groentebouillon
wat peterseliesteeltjes, fijngehakt
1 handvol peterselie, fijngehakt
Peper en zout, naar smaak

Zweet de ui en knoflook 5 minuten in wat olijfolie.
Voeg gember, laurierblad en kerriepoeder toe en bak dit 3 minuten mee op laag vuur.
Voeg dan courgette- en zoete aardappelstukken toe, roer alles goed door elkaar terwijl het nog 1 minuut mee bakt. Voeg zoveel hete groentebouillon toe tot alle groentes onder staan, voeg de peterselie steeltjes toe en laat 20 minuten koken tot de groentes zacht zijn.
Vis laurierblad en gember eruit en pureer de soep met een staafmixer.
Proef en breng op smaak met peper en zout en voeg voor het serveren de peterselie toe.

1 opmerking:

Sophie zei

Your tasty soup is a real winner! i love sweet potatoes in a soup & ginger too! I hope your boy will be getting well soon!