Thursday, September 22, 2005

Meadow Food Soup

How do you like that name - Meadow Food? It's what it's called though - Ängamat in Swedish. (And I don't think it's usually translated like that - but it sounds so much more poetic than "Veggie Soup".) A classic, and best done towards the end of summer. It may sound simplistic, but it's a beauty. The flavors shine through, and it's softly comforting.

Meadow Food Soup
Serves 4

1 small head of cauliflower (3-400 g)
4 carrots (250 g or so)
100 g broccoli
100 g sugar peas
700 ml vegetable stock
2 tbsp flour
500 ml milk
white pepper

Divide cauliflower and broccoli into florets. Peel and slice the carrots. Bring the stock to a boil. Add carrots, cauliflower and broccoli, and boil until somewhat soft, about five minutes. Mix 100 ml of milk with the flour, and add this to the pot. Bring to a boil again, then add the rest of the milk, the sugar peas, and if you want to, a little white pepper and maybe a touch of salt.

And that's that. A very quick and healthy meal, and surprisingly tasty.


Pille said...

Hi Anne - your Meadow Food Soup looks lovely. We eat this soup ('aedviljasupp piimaga' alias vegetable soup with milk) in Estonia as well, using potatoes, carrots, peas and cauliflower. I really like it.

Alice said...

Väldigt snygg bild, tycker Alice

Rachael Narins said...

I love the name. And it certainly seems simple!

Alanna Kellogg said...

Hi Anne - This looks like a variation of the Sommar Soppa (sorry, my Swedish spelling is long gone) we made when I lived in Finland many years ago where it's kesa keitto. FYI ... the recipe is featured in a round-up over at A Veggie Venture where we cook a vegetable in a new way every single day! Thanks for the inspiration.