Monday, 28 July 2014

The First Glut of Courgettes

image: courgette and tarragon soup on the HenSafe smallholding
Yellow Courgette & Tarragon Soup

Now is the time I think, “why on earth did I plant 4 courgette bushes…?”, but this soup is a winner and takes only 40 minutes to make. Here is my recipe for:

Courgette & Tarragon Soup

2 onions
8-10 yellow courgettes
4 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of dried or fresh tarragon leaves
1.75 pints of milk
1.75 pints of veg/chicken stock
Extra vegetable bouillon powder to taste
Black pepper & salt

What to do
Peel and roughly chop the onions and soften them in the olive oil. Add the courgettes and herbs and stir. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the courgettes are soft, then blend until smooth.
Add a swirl of cream and some more fresh tarragon to each bowl if you like. Easy peasy!

Serves 6 to 8 people and freezes well.

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