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Sunday, November 9, 2008
Fresh Soup From the Garden
When I published an update of the radish harvest a couple of weeks ago, Nicole from Caribbean Garden left a comment reminding me not to forget to make soup from the top greens of the radishes. I had never heard of making soup from them so she referred me to a website with an excellent recipe. The idea of using the entire plant is extremely appealing to this gardener!
The next day I pulled out what was left of the first go round of radishes and whipped up some soup for dinner. It was perfect timing since we had a cool front move through that week. What is better than soup when it's chilly outside?
I've included the recipe here. Not only did the soup have a wonderfully mild flavor it was quick and easy, too.
Thanks, Nicole... you are always great with all kinds of helpful information.
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, diced
2 medium potatoes, sliced
4 cups raw radish greens
4 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup heavy cream
5 radishes, sliced
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in the onion, and saute until tender.
Mix in the potatoes and radish greens, coating them with the butter.
Pour in chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
Allow the soup mixture to cool slightly, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Return the mixture to the saucepan. Mix in the heavy cream.
Cook and stir until well blended. Serve with radish slices.