zucchini (courgette) soup

I found that a plain zuchinii soup can be very sweet – so the addition of the mushrooms and broccollini provide a lovely earthy anchor to the overall flavour. 

The best part of this soup is not just its delicious flavour, nor its ability to be frozen and reheated … but the fact that it makes a great base for risotto the next day too!

INGREDIENTS:

Z1

  • One medium brown onion – finely chopped
  • two small shallots – finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic – finely chopped
  • 4 large zuchinni (courgettes) – chopped
  • 2 medium field mushrooms – finely chopped
  • bunch of brocollini – mince the stalks and chop the flowers
  • 300ml of vegetable stock
  • 150ml of cream
  • 50ml of white wine
  • salt, pepper and (optional) powdered chicken stock to taste.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Start by sautèing the onion, shallots and garlic together in a mix of a little butter and olive oil until they are translucent and fragrant 
  • add in the brocollini and mushroom, stirring frequently until it is mixed thouroughly with the onion
  • add in the zuchinni and allow the vegetables to sweat for a few minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock, stir and allow to simmer for approx 30 minutes at a low heat.
  • When the vegetables have broken down, grab a hand blender (or pur into a food processor) and blend the ingredients down till you have a consistent thick liquid.
  • Adding the white wine, cover and reduce the soup by cooking on low for another 30 to 40 minutes
  • Prior to serving, add the cream and blend thouroughly
  • Check for seasoning, pour into bowls and allow to cool for a few minutes prior to serving.

As i stated, this makes a great base for a risotto the next day and can also be used as a basis of a cream sauce for a vegetarian pasta dish as well. 

[More at I’m no master chef … ]

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