All posts tagged: comfort food

Soup Week: #3 Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

The fresh taste of broccoli and the sharpness of Cheddar create a beautiful gustatory combination that is sure to level up your soup game. Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup Ingredients:  3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 400g broccoli, roughly chopped 100 grams Cheddar cheese, cubed 2 cups stock or boiling water 3/4 cup milk 100 ml heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste 50 grams Cheddar cheese for garnish Equipment needed for pureeing (optional): Hand blender or stand blender Directions: 1. Heat about 2 tbs. cooking oil in a pot, add garlic and onions. 2. Once slightly cooked, lower heat to medium low and add cheese. 3. Once the cheese slightly melts, add the broccoli and stir for about a minute. 4. Add 2 cups of stock or water and milk. 5. Cook in low heat for 15 minutes or until broccoli’s cooked. 6. Stir in the cream, salt and pepper.* 7. Using the blender, puree the soup.** 8. Sprinkle with paprika, nutmeg and black pepper. Top it off with cheese and serve …

Soup Week: #2 Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Soup

Here’s my twist on the classic chicken and veggies soup. Instead of the usual way of boiling the ingredients in the stock, I decided to roast them then add the stock. Roasting the veggies and chicken gives it that slight smoky taste you only get when roasting. Roasted chicken and vegetable soup Makes 4 servings 3 small zucchini 200 gr Brussel sprouts, cut in halves  1 medium sized carrot  1 medium sized potatoes 1 onion 2 chicken thighs, cut up into small pieces Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock or boiling water For the spices, just a sparing dash of everything (you can also use any kind of spice that you want): Turmeric Paprika Cinnamon Coriander Cumin Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to 175 C. 2. Chop up veggies into small pieces (except for the Brussel sprouts) 3. Using a baking sheet, lay out the veggies and chicken. 4. Season with salt, pepper and the spices. You can omit the spices or substitute with another. 5. Add olive …

Qatar Eats Cooks Tom Yum Yum Yummy!

So, working hard takes its toll on my stomach.  I get so h(a)ngry by the end of the day that I start craving all sorts of food.  Tonight, I just wanted something to soothe my tired soul.  And what better way to do that than with a nice hot bowl of soup. But nothing too heavy in this! It has to be light and heavy at the same time (d’ya get what I mean?) Well, tom yum is the answer. I got the recipe from this website and boy, oh boy, it was as authentic as you can get. Authentic Tom Yum Recipe (ต้มยำกุ้ง) with Shrimp  Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins Author: Mark Wiens (EatingThaiFood.com) Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Thai Serves: 3 – 5 Ingredients 2 liters of water 4 stalks of lemongrass 1 inch chunk of galangal 10 kaffir lime leaves 10 Thai chilies 5 cloves of garlic ½ kilo shrimp 300 grams of oyster mushrooms 2 roma tomatoes 2 white onions (medium sized) 2 teaspoons of …