Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard - Winter Vegetable Soup

Last night I cleaned out odds and ends from the refrigerator, add some fresh garden vegetables and made this hearty soup served with homemade Chinese steamed buns mantou (饅頭).





Recipe:
1/2 lb ground chicken or any meat

1  large  onion, diced

4  cloves garlic, minced

2  cups roasted tomatoes

1  small roasted butternut squash
1  bunch kale
1  cauliflower
1  cup cooked farror or pasta

1 cup cooked cannelli beans,
1/2 cup salsa verde or 4-6 tomatillo
2-3 quarts chicken stock

Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste


1.  Saute onion and garlic until soft, saute meat, season with salt and pepper . 
2.  Add roasted tomatoes, squash, salsa verde, and chicken stock, bring to boil and simmer 10-20 minutes until the squash is tender.
3.  Add cauliflower and kale, bring to boil again, simmer couple minutes, taste and adjust seasonings, do not overcooked the greens and cauliflower or they turn mushy.



Putting the soup together is fast and easy , I always have some chicken broth and cooked farror in the frig, most of the vegetables in the pantry were from last year's harvest, except onion, beans, and cauliflower.


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12 comments:

  1. Daphen,
    Thanks, it's a meal in itself.

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  2. Yum - I want the cauliflower to jump out of the picture so I can eat it. Looks delicious!

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  3. What a great recipe! Everything you make looks and sounds just wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing yet another great recipe!

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  4. Liz,
    I'll call you when I figure out how to make cauliflower jump out from the photo.


    Robin,
    Thanks, I have a cauliflower in the frig and I'm going to make your mashed cauliflower, it sounds delicious.

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  5. Liz,
    I'll call you when I figure out how to make cauliflower jump out from the photo.


    Robin,
    Thanks, I have a cauliflower in the frig and I'm going to make your mashed cauliflower, it sounds delicious.

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  6. Hearty and delicious looking soup. Did you make your own mantou?

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  7. Yum! I love soups that change with what is on hand at the moment. Always adds a twist of the current season to them.

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  8. Mac that soup sure looks good. I make soup every weekend and most of the time it is what ever I have on hand in the pantry and freezer. Not too many come out the same.

    Love cannellini beans. Had some that I canned last year and they were so good. Hoping for a real good crop this year.

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  9. Norma,
    Yes, I make my own mantou and freeze them for lazy days.


    kitsapFG,
    I love to make soup so that I can clean up odds and ends in the frig and pantry.


    wilderness,
    Yup, I do the same, use whatever is on hand.
    Good idea, never thought of growing cannellini beans before, can't wait to see your harvest this summer.

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  10. Your soup look really yummy, Winnie!

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  11. Wow, looks so wholesome, the soup...

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