duminică, 25 martie 2012

Caraway soup with home made croutons

Caraway soup ( supa de chimen ) , a lovely soup ... quite known for it's medicinal usage but also for its bad taste , yet as a Chef you have the abillity to transform something nasty into something delicious and great . I am not a Chef yet since that position can only be achieved after a long period of time and through hard work .
 Let's just say i know a thing or two about cooking and i know how to make a wonderfull caraway soup with home-made croutons .
It's no fancy recepy just keep it simple . This recipe i'm about to share with you guys is really easy and also fast  and it's not only extremly good for your health but it tastes amazing and it's good to have this recipe at your side for any guests that my show up and you won't have time to prepare fancy stuff . Also as a student it's quite beneficial since it's a low buget soup and it's healthy and far tastier and those nasty soups in a can you buy them from the supermarket .

So what you need is :
- 3 tablespoons of caraway
- 1 big carrot or 2 small ones
- 1 onion
- half of celeriac
- 9 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- bread
- parsley
- pepper
- 2 egg yolks
- 200 ml creme fraiche]

So let's get started . First off you get a pan fill it with water but leave about 3 centimeters empty . Put 3 tablespoons of caraway inside the pan with the cold water  and some sea salt and bring it up to the boil. In the meantime get your oven to 200 degrees C get a tray ready and fill it with 7 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil . Cut your bread into small cubes and place them in the tray with the olive oil and keep soaking them in the oil a bit . After that place the tray with the bread in the oven for 30 minutes , they should be ready when they have a golden brown color , if they are not ready after 30 minutes leave them more just do not forget about them keep them checked . Next chop the carrot into small cubes , chop the celeriac into small cubes also and the onion chop it finely .
Get a pot and put 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and add the onion , after 5 seconds add the carrot and the celeriac . Add a pinch of salt to the mixture and a pinch of pepper and saute them for a few minutes .
 When the water with the caraway is ready ( which means it has a darkie brown color ) , place a siv and add it to the pot where the vegetable mixture is . Let it simmer gently , and in the meantime in a small bowl sepparate 2 eggs and use only the egg yolks and add 200 ml of creme fraiche ( you cand use sweet cream or sour cream instead ) and a bit of the liquid from the soup so the mixture won't get cheesy . Add this mixture to the pot with the vegetables and let it boil for 5 more minutes , also adjust the seasoning to the soup if it needs more salt and all ... this involves your personal tastes .
 Did you forget about the croutons ? ... i hope not (:D)  so get those croutons out if they're ready and place them in a bowl or whatever you like so they can chill a bit .
 When the soup is ready get some croutons place them in the soup and chop some fresh parsley if you want , it gives the soup an earthy taste .

So this is it quite speedy and tasty , i love having this soup ... it's cheap , delicious and simple ... my kind of soup :D . So guys thats about it enjoy
    By the way you vegetarians should get a kick out of this soup , quite tasy and no meat :D                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                      Bon Appetit ! :D

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