I thought I might start a weekly blog post sharing some cookery tips. I would LOVE for you to share yours, please add them in the comments section. I am making a big pot of soup at the moment, so thought that might be a great place to start!
1. ALWAYS sweat your
aromatic veg (carrots, onion, leek, celery). This will break down the
cellulose in veg, and bring out their flavours. I sweat mine for about
10 minutes on a low heat in some butter, with a bay leaf chucked in. It
really will make a difference to your soup!
2. Perfect seasoning. Keep tasting your soup & adding salt and/or pepper until it tastes great. It sometimes needs more salt than you think, so dont be scared! If you do manage to over-salt your soup though, add a peeled potato to your pot and simmer for 15 minutes. It will absorb the extra salt.
3. Add a fresh un-cooked ingredient as a garnish when you serve - this will also bring out the great flavour. Throw on some fresh chopped herbs, or a dollop of cream/yogurt. A sweet tasting soup (parsnip/sweet potato etc) do weill with some crispy fried salty baon crumbled on top.
Please add your tips, or discuss the ones I have posted :)