Three Soups to Rule Them All - #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Friday, January 17, 2014

This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Christine's Party Soups. 

Three soups with vibrant colours and taste that knocked my Stolen Socks off! 

There is Asparagus and there is Broccoli and then Red Pepper. I loved all three of them and George did too. He and I both, were taken aback by the intensity and clarity of their flavour. 

Perfection does not have to be complicated. 

It is really amazing how simple these soups are to make. Just put a pound of fresh or frozen asparagus or broccoli and 1 courgette in a pot with 1 or 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes, salt and pepper and boil until the vegetables are very tender. Then liquidise and hay presto you have a delicious, velvet textured soup full of the natural flavour of the vegetables. The red pepper soup is even simpler, if this is possible; just red peppers, vegetable stock, salt and pepper!

In the original version there is whipped cream that is used to top the soups. I wanted them to be as pure as possible - I desperately need to lose those holiday kilos - and I did not use any cream. I just sprinkled them with a mixture of toasted sesame seeds and crushed walnuts. It cannot get any healthier than that!!

Dorie writes in her book, Around my French Table that the recipes for these soups come from her Parisian friend Christine who has a flair for making simple everyday items look so fashionable like she got them at Dior and she does the same thing with food too. Even though I don't know Christine myself and most probably I never will, having tasted these soups, I could not agree more with Dorie! 

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French Fridays with Dorie (FFwD) is an online cooking group where we cook recipes from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook "Around my French Table". We do not publish the recipes on our blogs. You can buy your copy of the book from The Book Depository for free worldwide delivery. For more information about our group and on how to join us click here