Working Lunch- Fridge End Soup!

Working Lunch, Rocking Dog

Working Lunch

I need to go food shopping but I cannot find the energy or inclination! Therefore yesterday’s lunch was a Lazy Liz favourite, Fridge End Soup.

Fridge End Soup generally consists of any vegetables that still look vaguely edible, cooked and whizzed to make something that is warming and rather delicious! The type of vegetables lurking in the fridge will ultimately determine the type of soup I concoct and its tasty outcome. So if it’s tomatoes, peppers and aubergines rather past their best i’ll generate a Mediterranean inspired roast vegetable soup, whilst ropey beetroots will be put to work in a Moro style beetroot soup.

Monday’s Soup consisted of the following, a large forgotten about butternut squash, a wrinkled piece of root ginger, a large papery red onion, two sad sticks of celery, and a forlorn looking piece of fresh lemongrass. If you want to try this at home with your fridge end vegetables i’ll give you the gist of this Rocking Dog soup. This will serve approximately 6 people or a working lunch for one over a few days! Store in a lidded container in the fridge and reheat thoroughly.

Peel, de-seed and chop your squash into dice sized pieces and roughly chop the onion and celery * Melt some butter or heat oil in a large deep sided frying pan or saucepan, add the squash, celery and onion, together with finely chopped lemongrass, grated ginger a teaspoon of cumin seeds and 1/2 teasp turmeric and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes or so * Add in a tin of coconut milk and approx’ 500ml stock (homemade, or water and a stock cube), bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes (the squash should be tender and mushable!) Take off heat* Using a stick blender or processor blend to a smooth and glossy consistency * Taste and season * Serve piping hot with a sprinkling of fresh coriander or a scattering of seeds* Voila!

I love to have an empty fridge before doing a bit of restocking so using up odd vegetables in soups, tagines or casseroles is a great way of dealing with these sad solitary bits of green grocery. A soup like this is so economical compared to commercially made soups, tastes so much better and is very quick to put together.

Sprout soup anyone!?

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