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Plomeek Soup Recipe (Orange vegetable soup)

Posted by Jamil Syvak on March 17, 2008


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Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   2       tb           Butter -- or margarine
   2       md           Onions -- up to 3
                        -peeled and sliced
   1       lb           Carrots -- peeled and sliced
     1/2   lb           Turnips -- peeled and sliced
  10       oz           Potatoes -- peeled & sliced
   5       tb           Tomato paste
   3       c            -Water
   2       ea           Garlic cloves -- sliced
   2 1/2   ts           -salt
     3/4   ts           Basil, dried
     1/4   ts           Nutmeg
   1       c            -Water -- to rinse pan
                        -to be added to soup
                        Sour cream -- for garnish
                        Parsley -- finely chopped
                        -for garnish

  "Plomeek soup is tradtionally served with a spoonful
  of sour cream on top; this is carefully swirled out
  with a spoon to amke a spiral shape, representative of
  the galaxy. The outline of the galaxy is then
  emphasized with very finely chopped parsley. for less
  festive occaisions, it may be served with a small
  spoonful of butter (or margarine) in the centre. In
  the pot, melt the butter and when it is foamy, add the
  onion and fry until golden. Add everything else to the
  pot except the last cup of water and the sour cream
  and parsley garnishes. simmer, covered, for about 15
  to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are
  tender. Run it all through the blender, about 1 to 1
  1/2 cups at a time. When it is all pureed, rinse the
  cooking pot with the cup of water and add that to the
  'empty' blender. Run the blender for a few seconds and
  then slosh the water about to get as much of the
  vegetable puree as possible off the sides of the
  blender. Add this liquid to the soup. Pour the soup
  back into the cleaned out pot and reheat it before
  serving (use very gentle heat). Ladle into bowls.
  Garnish with sour cream and parsley as described above.

Vegans: Simply omit the cream/butter & replace with margarine.

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