Sweetcorn & red pepper soup.

14.1.12

I found a great recipe for soup last week and made a batch to take to work to have for lunch with a bread roll. It tasted so great I didn't actually stop to take any photos but I thought I'd share the recipe all the same.

Making soup for work is a good way to get some of your 5 a day in plus you can't beat a hot dinner on a cold, miserable day.

The recipe I used was based on a Rosemary Conley recipe slightly apapted as shown below (tip: no way on God's Earth does this serve 4 people. It was enough for two servings for me).

Serves: 4 (if you're a family of Borrowers)
Per serving: 50kcal
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

4 small shallots 1 medium onion - finely chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cloves smoked garlic - crushed
2 red peppers - finely diced
1 x 175g can of sweetcorn - drained
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
600ml veg stock
2 teaspoons cornflour I used regular flour as it's all we had
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

Preheat your wok on a high setting.

Dry fry the shallots/onions in the wok until soft. Sprinkle over the paprika, add the garlic and cook for 1 - 2 mins stirring well.

Add the peppers, sweetcorn and chilli flakes and stir in the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 2 - 3 mins.

Slake the cornflour with a little cold water and add to the soup, stirring well to prevent any lumps forming. Cook for 5 - 6 mins until the soup thickens slightly.

Yum! I would definitely make this again but maybe double the quantities.

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9 comments:

  1. This sounds lovely! unlike my cooking attempt at home made curry (im better at soup) yesterday.

    And the metaphor picture made me giggle :)

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  2. This sounds like a gorgeous recipe. Going to have to try it I think. Love the little metaphor at the end!

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  3. Sounds so good! I've never actually made soup before, I always rely on fresh supermarket versions (hate tinned!) when I'm on lunch at work but have got a bit sick of the flavours recently. Might have a go at making my own instead!

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  4. Sounds yummy.

    Think I will be trying this.

    X x

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    1. 'If you're a family of borrowers' haha! Sounds delicious :)x

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  5. This sounds so lovely! I am taking Covent Garden soups to work at the moment but love the sound of making a batch of this! x

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  6. Ah that sounds so tasty!

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  7. This sounds super yummy!
    Oh and also I bought a bracelet off you from etsy just before xmas for my friend. Just wanted to say thanks, it's lovely :)

    x

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  8. This sounds absolutely delicious and I will defo be trying it!! Thanks for sharing :)

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