Sunday, 20 April 2008

Super Soup - as chosen by you!

Another one I never expected to win - Aduki Bean, Red Pepper and Kale Soup! It was the kale that did it wasn't it? This is a thick, rich, hearty, winter soup that fills you up and is more of a meal than an appetizer, especially with some nice fresh bread on the side, almost a stew really.

Aduki Bean, Red Pepper and Kale Soup
Serves 2 generously

1 Onion – Finely Chopped
2 Celery – Finely Chopped
½ Red Pepper – Finely Chopped
2 Garlic – grated
1 C grated Sweet Potato
2 T Soy Sauce
½ T Liquid Smoke
1 T Grain Mustard
1 ½ C cooked Aduki Beans – if canned, drained and rinsed
2 – 2 ½ C Mushroom Stock
1 C Shredded Kale

- In a medium soup pot over medium heat sauté the onion and celery for 10 minutes until soft and translucent.
- Add the pepper, garlic and sweet potato, cook for 5 minutes more.
- Add in the soy sauce, liquid smoke, mustard and beans. Stir to combine then add the stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce to brisk simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes.
- Blend half the soup then return to the pot along with the kale. Heat for a further 5 minutes before serving with some crusty bread.

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