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#11 Mon 31 Oct 05 3:53pm

young mum

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Re: Soup's on!!

Montana, they're the same bean, but processed differently. Limas are picked, then sold fresh, canned or frozen. Butter beans are limas that are picked, then dried, then cooked, canned or frozen. you cannot buy a  fresh butter bean.

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#12 Mon 31 Oct 05 3:55pm

Montana

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Re: Soup's on!!

Interesting...

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#13 Mon 31 Oct 05 4:02pm

young mum

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Re: Soup's on!!

i had to google that one as ive never heard of lima beans before. well i've learnt something new today.

so which soup have you decided on as ive found another thread for you.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/searc … amp;q=soup

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#14 Mon 31 Oct 05 4:06pm

Montana

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Re: Soup's on!!

we're off to a Halloween party tonight.  :shock:

I made brownies  lol  lol  lol  to bring, not soup.

However, the soup I posted - from your site suggestion - is probably the first one on my list.  I can't tomorrow as the MIL is coming over and the menu is planned.  But maybe Wed...

wink

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#15 Mon 31 Oct 05 4:54pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Soup's on!!

Thanks for coming to my rescue about lima beans Youngmum  big_smile

And I hope you have a great Hallowe'en party, Montana!  I've been lazy, and bought everything from the shops ......

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#16 Mon 31 Oct 05 5:37pm

Sereh

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Re: Soup's on!!

Great thread! Soup is the mother of all foods (in my opinion, that is)
I learned this soup from a Turkish friend. It is easy, yummy and hearty enough to make a meal out of it.

Ingredients:

2 cups red lentils
1,5 litres chicken or vegetable stock
3 sprigs flat leaf parsley
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp dried mint
1 big onion, in pieces
2 potatoes, in small pieces
1 tsp chilli paste, or red curry paste, or Tom Yam paste, or harissa...
3 garlic cloves, in slices
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter

lemon
parsley

Heat up butter and olive oil in a soup pan and add the onion and garlic. Sweat for a few minutes, then add the tomato paste. Fry for about 5 minutes, keep stirring or it will stick. Add the chilli paste, dried mint and potatoes and fry for another 3 minutes or so. Add the lentils, mix well. Add the stock, salt, parsley and bay leaf.
Stir every now and then and bring to a boil. Let is simmer for about 15 minutes, until the lentils are soft. Take the parsley and bay leaf our off the pan.
Serve with a wedge of lemon on the side and sprinkled with fresh parsley. The lemon juice can be added as much as you like.
The soup tastes best when it is about 1 day old, so make lots to enjoy it a few days in a row.

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#17 Tue 01 Nov 05 8:27am

Stefanie

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Re: Soup's on!!

Great soups so far,everybody!

Mon,this is a good time to start this thread! Warms my heart when I see the recipes (though it ALREADY is warm enough in sunny ol' Singapore...we were having rain for a few days and suddenly the clouds parted and it's blazing HOT!!).
8)

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#18 Tue 01 Nov 05 11:20am

Montana

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Re: Soup's on!!

Your soup sounds wonderful - I adore lentils.

Question though :?:

Do you tried lentils, or do you soak them over night?  Lentils usually take about 30-45 minutes to cook and your soup seems take about 15 minutes.

Just wanted to clarify so I don't muck it up the first time around!

Reminds me of another soup I'll post later today with lentils - let me write it down, or I may forget!

Thanks Stef  wink  wink

Montana  8)

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#19 Tue 01 Nov 05 11:29am

oliviascotland

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Re: Soup's on!!

Another lentil recipe:

2oz red lentils
2oz dried apricots
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 pints good stock (chicken or vegetables)
salt and pepper to taste
2 handfuls chopped parsley

Put all the ingredients except the parsley in a big saucepan.  Bring to the boil and simmer until the lentils are cooked through (about 30 - 40 mins).  Remove from the heat and puree thoroughly, reheat and just before serving stir in the parsley.

I love this one's unusual taste and texture, and no-one guesses that there are apricots in it.

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#20 Tue 01 Nov 05 2:00pm

young mum

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Re: Soup's on!!

Heres one ive found

SHALLOT, CIDER AND APPLE SOUP

750g shallots, peeled and chopped
4 large cooking onions, peeled and sliced
olive oil
4 cooking apples, peeled, cored, sliced
120g butter
250ml dry cider
1.5l chicken stock
550ml double cream
salt and black pepper
2 peeled and crushed garlic cloves
chives, chopped, for garnish
croutons

HOW:

cook onion, garlic and shallot in a little olive oil and butter in a heavy bottomed pan. Do NOT brown. Add most of the apples and all the cider, simmer until reduced. Add the stock and cream and simmer for 30 mins. Cool slightly, puree in a food processor and pass through a sieve. Return to the pan and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper. Fry remaining apples until golden.
garnish soup with croutons, chives and fried apple.

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