Monday, April 30, 2012

ZUCCHINI SOUP

A-Z Soups
If you grow zucchini or know someone who does, you probably have plenty. Why not make a simple, satisfying zucchini soup of this wonderful vegetable? What a great way to whet your appetite for a nice meal.


Zucchini Soup                               Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 3/4 pounds zucchini, sliced
3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup half & half cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano for garnish
Method
·        Heat butter and oil in a 3- quart saucepan
·        Add onion and fry over low heat, stirring occasionally, until translucent.
·        Add zucchini and continue frying for 2 minutes.
·        Add stock and 2 Tablespoons oregano and bring to simmer.
·        Cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until tender.
·        Puree in a blender.
·        Return to saucepan to heat up again. Add salt and pepper and half and half.
Taste for seasoning. Garnish with fresh oregano and serve.

35 comments:

Lynda R Young said...

This one I could get my husband to eat, definitely! Yum!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful

Jay said...

Mmmmm....this is really a delicious..;P
Tasty Appetite

Manzanita said...

Oh, the zucchini soup makes a pretty picture. Bet it also tastes good.

Hi-five.... we did it. Feels satisfying. On to the next thing.

Elpiniki said...

Great idea! I really like zucchini and I bet this soup is really yummy!

Joanne said...

this is making me wish zucchini season was here already!

Joyce said...

Congrats on completing the A-Z!

Vardhini said...

Looks tasty and inviting.

Vardhini
CooksJoy

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Anthony! This soup looks yummy. Great recipe to wrap up the A to Z Challenge with.

Have a great day!

Purabi Naha said...

Anthony, what a simple, healthy and delicious soup with oregano flavour mingled with zucchini goodness! Loved the recipe.
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Sonali Pradhan said...

very healthy n delicious soup !!!


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anthony stemke said...

PLEASE EXCUSE MY DELAY IN RESPONDING, COULD NOT GET INTERNET ACCESS.

LYNDA R YOUNG: I'm happy that I can please the both of you. Thanks.

TORVIEWTORONTO: Thank you Akheela.

JAY: I agree, is a wonderful soup.

MANZANITA: High five back 'atcha, I learned a lot from you.

ELPINIKI: I am sure that you will love this soup.

JOANNE: I know what you mean and zucchini is so versatile.

JOYCE: Thank you, I enjoyed traveling with you.

VARDHINI: It is and if you have an overabundance of zucchini is a great way to use it.

SUSANNE DRAZIC: Thank you Susanne, zucchini was a natyural choice.
My best regards to you.

PURABI NAHA: Thank you very much for your beautiful comment, I appreciate it. Regards.

SONALI PRADHAN: Yes indeed, a good soup to have often.

cookingvarieties said...

hi anthony, ilike this type of veggie soup preparation... blending them for the best flavor.
never tried zucchini before, good idea. have a nice day. you do have many great recipes too.

Francene Stanley said...

Sounds good. I love soup. I remember when I used to grow them--days gone by.

The Golden Eagle said...

We had LOTS of zucchini in 2011, since my mom knows people who grow it; yet another soup recipe on your blog to be remembered. :)

Susan Oloier said...

There's zucchini in the fridge right now. Can't grow it around here b/c the deer think it's for them.

anthony stemke said...

COOKING VARIETIES: You are sure to like this soup.

FRANCENE STANLEY: Zucchini grow easily and this is a fine recipe.

THE GOLDEN EAGLE: If you get plenty this year I hope you will make this soup.

SUSAN OLOIER: Deer will strip your trees and shrubs of leaves too. This soup is good.
My best to Zane.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

This sounds every bit as good as your other recipes, but I'm not sure it'd be hit on our dinner table. One year, our garden yielded so much zucchini, we got kinda sick of it. Nonetheless, congrats for making it to the end of the A-Z. We done good, didn't we?

anthony stemke said...

SUSAN FLETT SWIDERSKI: Yes, too much of a good thing can be tiring. Our romaine lettuce is growing mightily, we cannot use it up fast enough.
I did enjoy your A-Z posts.

Missed Periods said...

This one doesn't seem too difficult. Even I can make this one. I just have to make friends with a zucchini grower.

Jean said...

This is outstanding and such a great way to finish the A-Z challenge! I loved your theme!

jean

anthony stemke said...

MISSED PERIODS: Even if you cannot connect with a zucchini grower it would be worthwhile to prepare this healthy soup.
Ideally, every dinner meal should be preceded by a soup course.

JEAN: Thank you for your kind words. Your own posts were very interesting, I enjoyed reading them.
Regards.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

zucchini, to me, tastes like, well, nothing. Still, this soup looks good, with the oregano and whatnot. :)

anthony stemke said...

DAWN@LIGHTEN UP!: It is true that zucchini has a somewhat neutral taste, but this soup is very tasty I can assure you, especially with the whatnot. cm

cookingvarieties said...

hi anthony, how are you..just looking at your appetizing zucchini soup again, looking forward to read your next post. have a nice day

Jay said...

thanks for your inspiring words in my space..
sure you can find "idly rice (parboiled rice ) at any Indian stores nearby your place..
do giv a try..:)
Tasty Appetite

anthony stemke said...

JAY: Thanks, next visit to Indian store will get some.

nutschell said...

another great recipe which I have yet to try:)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

anthony stemke said...

COOKINGVARIETIES: Thank You for calling, I hope to have something soon.

NUTSCHELL: Thank You.

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds absolutely delicious. And totally not something that I would have thought of. :-)

anthony stemke said...

MISHA GERICKE: It's delicious, easy and economical. Regards.

Amee Livingston said...

I LOVE this zucchini soup recipe!! I can't wait to try it! :)

anthony stemke said...

AMEE LIVINGSTON: Thank You, I know you will enjoy eating zucchini soup.

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anthony stemke said...

DELICIOUS ADVENTURES: Thank You for calling.

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