Chunky Vegetable Soup

今日の夕食は、野菜スープでした。昨日使った残りのマッシュルーム、トウモロコシ、バターナッツスクウォッシュや少し前から気になっていた長ネギやカリフラワーを使ってしまいたかったので。ミネストローネ風ですがいつもはミネストローネに使わないお野菜も入っています。

Today’s dinner was vegetable soup.  I wanted to use left-over vegetables from yesterday’s salad (mushroom sweetcorn and butternut squash) and other vegetables that have been in the fridge for a while (like Japanese leek and cauliflower), so I used them as well as usual onion, carrot, potato and tin tomato that I often use for Minestrone soup.

入れたお野菜は、玉ねぎ、人参、マッシュルーム、とうもろこし、バターナッツスクウォッシュ、じゃがいも、長ネギ、カリフラワー。野菜スープですが、こくをだしたいのでチキンストックを使いました。ほんの少し隠し味にお味噌も加えて、最後にパルメジャーノチーズを擦り入れて出来上がりです。いつもは細かめに切ることが多いのですが、今日はごろごろと大きく切って使いました。

Although I call it a vegetable soup, I used chicken stock because I find it adds deeper flavour.  I also added very small amount of miso again to add some depth and also Parmesan cheese at the end.  I usually cut vegetables quite small when I make soup but I cut them in chunks today.

残り野菜をほんの一握りずつ使っただけなのに、2人では到底食べきれない量になってしまい、無駄をなくそうとして無駄を作っているような。。。(涙)。2人分って本当に作り難い。

I used only a very small handful of each vegetable but there was enough soup for 4-5 people and we don’t like having the same meal next day.  I tried not to waste ingredients but seem to have made more waste!

 

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明日は他のものの予定ですが、明後日はスープの残りにカレーのルーを加えて夫も好きなカレーにしようと思います。

I’ll be cooking something else tomorrow but I think I’ll turn the left-over soup into vegetable curry by adding Japanese curry roux on the day after tomorrow as my husband loves curry.

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. connie.n.w. says:

    I love that you are creative and try different dishes rather than throw the food away. Less food waste is best! 🙂

    1. spiceynoodle says:

      I wish I were better at it. As I cook so many different cuisine, I do waste a lot of ingredients even though I try not to.

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