Posts Tagged ‘soup’
The pungent aroma of garlic makes its way into most Portuguese dishes. From thin raw slices to slow fried minced pieces, this keystone of Southern European cuisine is remarkably versatile in its use. This recipe takes garlic in its most sweet and nutty character to flavour a delicate creamy soup. The recipe is inspired by 18th century Portuguese techniques which provide substance and body to broths by using ground almonds. The ground almonds not only thicken the broth but provide extra flavour. Chia seeds are included as an optional ingredient of their superfood status and to add consistence and texture to the soup. This is a quick and simple yet sophisticated soup you can prepare while making the rest of your meal.
Canja is the generic name for a soup consisting of a light poultry stock, typically chicken. The soup is given some substance with either rice or small pasta and makes for an excellent heart-warming starter. This recipe uses goose rather than chicken which makes for a richer, creamier dish and is great use for a roast carcass. You can keep some shredded goose meat to add to the soup at the end. For the stock simply boil the carcass in salted water at moderate heat for 1 hour.