• English / British,  Jeff,  Nan,  Sauce,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter,  Vegaterian

    JB- Mushroom Sauce

    . Ingredients . Method . Put the dried mushrooms in a jug with 275ml boiling water and leave them to soak for 10 minutes Melt the butter, Saute all the prepared vegetables, herbs and garlic, stir well over a gentle heat until everything is glistening with a coating of butter NOT MUSHROOMS. Pour in the dried mushrooms and their soaking water, followed by 2ltr (3½pt) of hot stock. Bring up to a gentle simmer and, keeping the heat low, let the soup barely simmer for 1 hour. After that, place a colander over a large bowl and strain the soup into it. Remove the bay leaves, and purée the vegetables…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Has video,  Jeff,  Main,  Mexico,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter,  Vegaterian

    Mexican Chilli Soup

    Some butter and oil for saute 200g Onion – cut small 1 clove garlic – fine chopped 1 1/2 cup sweet corn 1  tin toms or 500g fresh toms 1 1/2 L  ( 750 ml ) Chicken / Veg  Stock 1/2 L ( 250 ml )Milk 2 red chilli  – Use flame or toast / grill  to darken and soften skin. Parmesan Cheese  – cut into small cubes and add to the bowl for serving. Method Sauté onion, corn, garlic for about 5 mins ( lid on ) Add tomatoes ( small pieces ) and simmer 10 mins Add stock and milk After flaming / grilling the chillies, remove the…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Soup

    Potato soup

    Potato soup A comforting classic, this easy potato soup uses a handful of store cupboard ingredients to great effect. Ingredients 55g/2oz butter 425g/15oz potatoes, peeled and diced to 5mm/1/3in 110g/4oz onions, diced 1 tsp salt freshly ground pepper 900ml/1½pt home-made chicken stock or vegetable stock 120ml/4fl oz creamy milk freshly chopped herbs to garnish Preparation method Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. When it foams, add the potatoes and onions and toss them in the butter until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cover with a butter wrapper or paper lid and the lid of the saucepan. Sweat on a gentle heat for approximately…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Oxtail soup with mini parsley dumplings

    A really warming traditional winter soup with added dumplings, so there’s no need for bread. Ingredients 1 whole oxtail (around 1.3kg/3lb), cut into chunky pieces 3 tbsp plain flour flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 3-4 tbsp sunflower oil 2 onions, halved and sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 sticks celery, trimmed and diced 1 tsp dried thyme 2 bay leaves 300ml/10fl oz red wine 2 litres/3½ pints beef stock, made with 2 beef stock cubes 2 tbsp tomato purée 2 tbsp cream sherry 2 tbsp yeast extract, such as Marmite For the mini parsley dumplings 200g/7oz self-raising flour 100g/3½oz shredded suet…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Butternut squash and lime soup

    Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 50g/1¾oz butter 200g/7oz onion, finely sliced 900g/2lb butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1cm/½in cubes salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 vegetable stock cubes 750ml/1¼ pint milk 1 lime, juice only Preparation method Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion, cover and fry gently for 3-4 minutes. Add the butternut squash and continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the vegetable stock cubes with 750ml/1¼ pint water and the milk and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for six…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Roasted tomato & mascarpone soup

    Ingredients 1kg very ripe tomatoes pinch golden caster sugar 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped sprig of thyme and 2 fresh bay leaves, tied together 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp sundried or normal tomato purée 600ml vegetable stock 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese (or use double cream as alternative) To serve (optional) best quality extra-virgin olive oil fresh thyme   Method Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3 – 4. Bring a pan of water to the boil and get a bowl of iced water at the ready. Cut a small slit in the bottom of each tomato then plunge into…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Chinese,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

    Serves 2 Ingredients list: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 100g boneless, skinless Chicken breast 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped 1 cm piece Ginger, finely chopped 1 tbsp cornflour 600ml hot chicken stock 100g Sweetcorn 1 Egg 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice shredded Spring onions, shredded, to garnish dark Soy sauce toasted Sesame seeds, to garnish Method Heat the oil in a deep pan and gently cook the chicken, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes without colouring  Blend the cornflour with a little stock and add to the soup pan with the remaining stock and the sweetcorn. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously and simmer gently for 5-7 minutes eat together the…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Sweet Corn Soup Creamy Low Cal

    Serves 2 This creamy sweetcorn soup is perfect for a weekend lunch, serve with slices of cheese on toast to make it more filling. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 onion, finely sliced 150g/5½oz potato, cut into small cubes 200g/7oz sweetcorn 600ml/20fl oz hot vegetable stock 50ml/2fl oz double cream   or milk  plus corn flower to thicken salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp fresh chives, finely chopped Preparation method Heat the olive oil with the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once the butter has melted add the garlic, onion and potato and sauté for five minutes,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  English / British,  Soup

    Leek, Onion and Potato Soup

    Ingredients 4 large leeks 2 med spuds 1 med onion chopped small 2 oz butter 1 1/2 pint chick stock 10 floz milk salt & pepper Method split leeks along middle and slice melt butter in pan add spuds onion and leeks stir them around to cover with the butter cover and cook gentle for 15 mins Add stock and milk simmer ( covered )  for 20 mins    

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Soup

    Tomato soup

    1 1/2  lb 700g  tomatoes skins on quartered 1 medium onion chopped small 1 med spud chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 10 floz 275ml stock 1clove garlic Good with thyme, basil or bacon bits 1 heat oil, soften spud & onion about 10 mins 2 add toms stir well leave for a min 3 add stock, garlic and season 4 cover and simmer for 25 mins 5 sieve to remove pips and skins 6 add fresh herbs    

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Russian,  Soup


    Borsch 4 beetroot grated 100g White Cabbage ( shredded / cut very slim ) 8 Small Potato / 4 Med  cubed 1 Medium Carrot grated 4 Medium Tomato 1 Medium Onion  cut small 800g Pork cubed 8 Sprigs Fresh Dill 3 Tbl Spn Olive Oil 1 tsp Vinegar Sour Cream for serving Fine chop onion, dill. Heat 3 L water in big pan – add dill onion and meat. Cook gently 30 mins after begin cooking meat. Grate – Beets, Carrots. Fine chop toms. Melt some butter in a pan, add Beets, Toms, vinegar cover with lid. Simmer gently 1 Hour. Stir occasionally, if dry add some liquid from broth.…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main,  Soup

    Somerset chicken / pork

    Ingredients 6 boneless chicken breasts, skin on 3tbsp olive oil 75g butter 2 onions, sliced 4tbsp plain flour 2tbsp grain mustard 2 dessert apples, peeled and sliced into batons 110g button mushrooms, sliced 250ml chicken stock 300ml cider 250ml double cream 1tbsp finely chopped sage leaves 300g Cheddar cheese, grated Method Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas 6. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Heat a large saute pan and add 2tbsp of the oil and 50g of the butter. Fry the chicken breasts in batches for 1-2 mins on each side until golden. Put them into a deep-sided oven tray and roast for 25 mins…