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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Slow Soupers ~One of Each

Another Sunday, another Slow Souper recipe. This recipe is one of Jan's favorites. I have to admit that when she first posted it, I was a bit of a sceptic. A soup with a potato, an apple, and a banana?? You must be kidding. In the spirit of St Patrick's day and friendship... I made it anyway.
What a surprise! The curry adds a wonderful flavor ~as well as a pretty green color.

Curry Soup
(One of a Kind)

1 large boiling potato (1/2 lb), peeled and coarsely chopped (I use Yukon Gold)
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 celery heart (inner pale stalks with leaves), coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
1 large apple (preferably Granny Smith), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 firm-ripe banana, coarsely chopped
1 pint chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream (I use whole milk)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 rounded teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (I have used chives or cilantro or a mixture)
Simmer vegetables and fruits in broth in a 3-quart heavy saucepan, covered, until very tender, about 12 minutes.
Stir in cream, butter, curry powder, and salt and heat just until hot (do not boil).
Purée soup in a blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Thin soup with water if desired and serve sprinkled with chives.
Cooks' note:·Soup can be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered.
I used cilantro- since I am a cilantro fiend- and milk rather than cream. I added just a pinch of red pepper flakes for a kick.
This soup is wonderful. You don't taste the apple or banana, rather a slightly sweet and savory cream. The leftovers will be used as a curry sauce latter in the week.

Y'all enjoy!


Barb said...

sounds good,wish I was there for a bowl I love trying food I've never had before....Barb

Lori Lynn said...

Love soup, and this one sounds great. I have all the ingredients in the house, I can make it today!

Sandi McBride said...

I love soups, I love curry...and I love bananas, lol...I'm going to try this but I won't be telling Mac it has a banana in it,lol!
Thanks for sharing...

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Barb~ come on over... there's a bowl left.
Lori~ it is really quick and easy to throw together.
Sandi~ I wouldn't suggest you tellin your Mac... especially if he is anything like mine.

Marcia said...

So sceptic or skeptic, is it like potAto - potAHto? That was funny, thanks for looking that one up.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Now that does sound real different...but I'm game for anything...and I trust you!!!

Happy st. Pats!!!

Back Through Time said...

I always get hungry when I visit your site, lol!
This looks like a good one!

Anonymous said...

Great looking soup Sandi - I agree, this one was a happy surprise!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Marcia~ I had to spell check to see if I had spelled it wrong(it happens!) The dictionary says they are both right. :-)
Linda~ If it was bad Jerry and I would have let you know.
Michelle~ I am always glad when you stop in.

Barbara Jacksier said...

I made a one-of-a kind soup tonight. I called Boarding Pass soup. It's always made the night before a trip and serves to empty the fridge. Tonight's was vaguely Asian in ingredients and taste.

Grace said...

it's creations like this that make me second-guess my distaste for curry. lovely soup!

DebbieB said...

I am so going to pass this recipe on to my significant other. I love soup, and this sounds like a winner. Thanks for posting it!

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