Thursday, August 16, 2012

Golden Soup to Lift Your Spirit

It is winter here in Australia which means that people left and right are being struck down with colds and flu’s. And when you’re sick you want nothing more than a bowl of hot, comforting, healing soup that will help speed up the recovery process.

And this soup ticks all those boxes.

Enough for two people, or one large serving for a very sick spirit, this soup is just divine and will warm you head to toe when you’re feeling miserable.

Please note two pots are required for this recipe.

What Will I Need?
3 garlic bulbs, whole, unpeeled
1 tbsp butter, unsalted
1 tsp garlic oil
1 onion, diced
3 1/2 cups chicken stock, salt reduced
1/2 cup water
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 cup spiral pasta, uncooked

What Now?
1.              Preheat your oven to 180C and rub the garlic bulbs with a small amount of olive oil.

2.              Roast the garlic in the hot oven for 45 minutes, and then set aside to cool.

3.              Once cool, squeeze the now mushy garlic from the skins of each clove into a small bowl and set aside.

4.              In a pot over a medium heat, melt the butter in the garlic oil before adding the onion and cooking for about five minutes or until soft.

5.              Add the stock, thyme sprig, watere and roasted garlic.

6.              Bring to the boil for ten minutes before straining through a sieve into another pot.

7.              Set this pot over a high heat and once boiling add the uncooked pasta, and cook according to packet instructions.

8.              Once the pasta is al dente, divide between two bowls, or keep to yourself to soothe and warm you.