Day 1 Soup - versitile base soup
This is a very useful soup, very tasty in it's own right that serves as a base for several variations. Usually there are 2 of us to feed and I make enough for 3 days. Day 1, we eat the basic soup, Day 2 and 3 it is transformed in so many
MethodBoil a Kettle full of water. In a large heavy based pan on a fast ring or the hottest plate of your solid fuel stove, fry the onion until soft. Add the chopped veg and then enough boiling water to make the lighter veg, the turnip and the leek float just clear of the other heavier ingredients. Sounds daft but it is a useful guide. Add a little salt and pepper, not too much as you can adjust later on. Bring to the boil, cover and move to a small ring or the slow plate of the stove. Simmer for 15 - 20 min until the spuds (the densest veg here) are cooked through. Remove the pan and using a slotted spoon remove 1 good spoonful of the mixed veg per person into a soup bowl or into the serving bowl. Roughly blitz the remainder in the pan with a stick blender or you can use a potato masher for a rougher finish (you can use a blender but I think it makes too much washing up!) Ladle the smoothed soup onto the reserved veg and serve.
Recipe images are not uploaded yet.
Please note: this recipe has been submitted by a user of this website and is not one of Delia's. We cannot, therefore, take any responsibility if the recipe contains errors, does not work or is not as you expect it to be, although, as our users are keen cooks, we are confident it will be a great dish. Delia tests each of her recipes three times, which is why you can always be sure of success.
Most Popular recipes
Win an Induction Hob from Argos
Barbecue recipes: burgers, kebabs and the rest