Entries tagged onions

July 31st, 2012

Onion soup

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I seem to be turning this into some kind of “soup diary”. Maybe because its winter. Today: Onion soup! Lots of onions (I think I used about 8): brown slowly in a pot with butter and olive oil. Really slowly: it should take around 45 minutes, give or take. Stir a lot, scraping the sweet caramelised […]

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July 10th, 2012

Ham hock ham stock

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This was my first ever attempt at ham stock. I’ve noticed ham hocks popping up around the place lately: at our local butcher (where this lovely smoky specimen was found), the gourmet supermarket across the road, even at the big chain supermarket down the street. I don’t know if they’ve always been readily available and […]

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July 24th, 2011

Pea, ham and mint soup

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With a few silly mistakes along the way. This is another simple and quick soup to make—fried onions, mint, ham and bay leaves in olive oil. Once the onion is translucent you add some frozen peas for a few minutes, then top it up with stock—ideally ham stock, but it works pretty well with chicken […]

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