It's been an overcast and rainy weather the whole week,,, it's the perfect time for a really good soup. I am not armed with many soup. I only know how to make chicken sopas and cooks the one from a packet! I know pathetic,,, but I'm getting there.
Got this really great soup from one of my books and it is indeed hearty.
Tip 1: Make sure you cut all the ingredients all at the same size for even cooking
Tip 2: If you don't have a home made beef broth, you can always use the beef broth cubes
Tip 3: Degrease the soup for better presentation, unlike me, I just served it as is as I was hungry!
Tip 4: Mirepoix is a combination of equal parts, onion, celery and carrot
Took me 30 minutes
45 grams of butter
375 grams, mirepoix*, small dice
2 cloves, garlic cloves, chopped
1 liter beef broth
125 grams beef, small dice
1 Bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed peppercorns
8 parsley stems
100 grams tomato concasse
75 grams potato, small dice
100 grams corn kernels, fresh, frozen or canned
Salt and pepper
Makes 1.25 liters
In a soup pot, sweat the mirepoix in butter until tender.
Add garlic and saute lightly.
Add the beef broth or stock and the diced beef; bring to a simmer. Add the bouquet garni. Skim or degrease as necessary.
Simmer until the beef and vegetables are tender, approximately 30 minutes.
Add the tomato concassee, corn and potatoes, simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve piping hot!
-AcousticChef.... cookin' one tune at a time!