Thursday, February 19, 2009

Curried Cream of Zucchini Soup

I had mentioned to a friend that I made zucchini brownies, and she said, what a waste of good "healthy" food! HAHAHA.... So, she gave a recipe to try for soup. I LOVE curry and it was DELICIOUS!!


The Menu:
Curried Cream of Zucchini Soup

The Original Recipe:
My friend April!

Curried Cream of Zucchini Soup

1 lb (1 medium) green zucchini unpeeled
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp curry powder
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk or half and half
chives or parsley to garnish

clean zucchini and slice. cook in butter with the garlic, onion, salt and curry powder until all is softened but not browned, about 20 minutes. pour into a food processor or blender with the chicken broth and process until smooth. *REMEMBER* hot things in blenders expand upwards, do in small batches. pour back into pot and add the milk heat through but do not boil. serve hot or cold add garnish.

The Way I Made It My Own:
I dont normally change a recipe the first time I make it, but I had some other "ingredients" I wanted to throw in there to use up out of my fridge... It turned out GREAT!! I felt the sweetness from the acorn squash really worked with the curry! I also used 4 cups of grated zucchini I had frozen from this past summer.

Curried Cream of Zucchini Soup

1 lb (1 medium) green zucchini unpeeled
2 carrots, shredded
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 half medium chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk or half and half
chives or parsley to garnish

clean zucchini and slice. cook along with carrots in butter with the garlic, onion, salt and curry powder until all is softened but not browned, about 20 minutes. Add in chicken broth and blend, until smooth, with a stick blender. Add in milk and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve


*** I just made this again and I  added in a head of cauliflower, 1/2 tsp. tumeric, 1/8 tsp. cayenne, 1/2 tsp. paprika and blended it all in with the soup. DELICIOUS!!! Yum Yum! I have also added some tomatoes, to the blend, too!! The possibilities are endless with all the summer veggies!

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