Tuesday, June 7, 2011

swede soup


this is a swede.
 In the last view weeks we've signed on with a fruit and veg co op. One of the cool things about it is that we've had vegetables that we wouldn't normally buy. Like swedes. I'd never cooked a swede before today (Mr Neat wondered if it was like cooking a Norwegian. Funny isn't he!) So here's the rough recipe for the swede and friends soup.

2 leeks (white part only)
1 swede
1/4 pumpkin (preferably not butternut)
3 small white sweet potatoes
3-4 small potatoes (or 1-2 large potatoes)
1litre stock (I just used a tetra pak of stock but you can make your own or just use water.)

Heat olive oil in pot (I use my le creuset). Add sliced leek and cook slowly until soft. Add other vegetables and cover with stock. Simmer until vegetables are soft. You may need to add more water. When vegetables are soft, puree.

Eat up!

x Sarah

2 comments:

Janice said...

sounds delicious!

kfreney said...

I meant to say ages ago that your pic is actually a turnip, swedes have yellow flesh and turnips have white flesh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnip_(disambiguation)

I reckon that turnips are nicer and sweeter, whereas swedes are a bit more bitter...

My dad was a country boy so we ate a lot of turnips raw, just peal and slice... Yummo! Tastes like a very mild, slightly sweet radish! We ate everything raw, well except potatoes!

More kid-friendly recipes are here:
http://www.freshforkids.com.au/veg_pages/turnip_and_swede/turnip_and_swede.html

Kristy