Fantastic Soup Recipes to try on your next Bus Trip

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There’s nothing better than a sip of piping hot soup on a freezing day. So, why not enjoy a flask of your favourite soup on your next bus trip? Here are a few fantastic soup recipes you can prepare, pour in a flask and enjoy on the bus.

 

Chicken Soup

2 sliced leeks

250 g button mushrooms, quartered

2 diced carrots

1.5 l good-quality chicken stock

3 chicken breast fillets, quartered

250 ml small brown lentils

1 can chopped tomatoes

4 courgettes

100 ml shredded fresh basil

100 ml grated Parmesan cheese

Method:

Saute the leaks, mushrooms and carrots on a pan until soft. Add the stock, lentils and chicken and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.

Shred the chicken once cooled and add it to the saucepan with the tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and sugar. Let this simmer for another 10 minutes.

Add the courgettes and simmer for another 5 minutes until the courgettes and lentils are cooked. Sprinkle with the basil and grated Parmesan.

Biltong Soup

10 ml beef stock powder

100 g butter

5 ml crushed garlic

50 ml cake flour

2 ml ground nutmeg

2 ml ground coriander

500 ml milk

100 ml boiling water

100 ml cream

80 g grated biltong

80 ml blue cheese

100 ml grated Cheddar Cheese

10 ml Sherry

Method:

Dissolve the stock in a bit of water and set aside. Heat the butter in a saucepan and saute the garlic for a few seconds. Careful not to burn it. Add coriander, nutmeg, flour and black pepper.

Gradually stir in the milk, stock, boiling water and cream. Continue stirring to prevent lumps. You can add a bit of milk if it is too thick.

Add the biltong and cheese. Stir well and add the sherry.

Exotic Mushroom soup

500 g assorted exotic mushrooms such as shiitake, emoki and king oyster

1 clove of garlic

50 g salted butter

1 pinch salt and pepper

2 tbs sherry

10 g dried porcini mushrooms

1/2 cup fresh cream

Method:

In a large pot, saute the mushrooms, garlic and butter until browned.

Add the sherry and dried mushrooms and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes. Add the stock and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Use a stick blender to puree the mixture until smooth. Add the cream and blend again. Season to taste and voila, done!

Tomato, caramelised onion and bacon soup

 1/2 pack baby tomatoes

1/2 pack whole tomatoes

2 onions sliced

250 g streak bacon

100 ml cream

4 closed garlic

Thyme

Soya Sauce

Method:

Cut the tomatoes in halves and remove the heart. Put all the seeds and insides of the tomatoes in a pot and cook until reduced to a thick, watery paste.

While that is simmering add the rest of the tomatoes you’ve cut up to a tray with the garlic and thyme and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Add your onions to a pan with some butter and allow it to caramelise.

Fry your bacon with soya sauce until crispy in a pan. Still keeping track? Add all of these cooked ingredients to a pot and puree into a liquid form. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes and season to taste.

 

There you go! Three yummy soup recipes to keep you warm this winter. Do you know of any fabulous soup recipes? Share your ideas with us.

 

 

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