Saturday, January 10, 2009

B-r-r-r-ring on the Soup

This is one of my favorite potato soups, a variation with parsley, onions and curry. The curry is not strong at all. Soup is perfect for winter days, and can be a standalone meal, not just a starter. It is super easy, and you can adjust any of the ingredients to your own tastes. I served the soup in small bowls as a starter, but you can throw in a crusty baguette, and you are all set for a standalone meal. In the tablesetting below, you can see the size of the bowl that I used. I found these little bowls at Anthropologie, and they are the perfect size for starters.

San's Mom's Parsley Soup

Combine and simmer for about 30 minutes:

4 C diced potatoes (3 chef’s or 5 or 6 regular ones)
1 C diced onions
1/4 C butter
1/4 tsp curry powder
1 T worcestershire sauce
1 ½ C water

After cooling the above mixture a little, pour it into a blender
adding about 1/2 C of milk and blend until it's VERY smooth.

Heat in a small saucepan:
2 ½ C chopped parsley
3 C chicken stock

Stir the parsley/stock into the potato/stock, and season with salt and
pepper. check to see if it needs thinning with a little more milk. At
this point, you can chill it or reheat just to the boiling point for
serving. This will serve 8 easily.

Some of you will recall that I host a Soup tasting each winter. I found these pictures from a few years ago, and it reminded me that I need to start collecting soup recipes for another soup tasting.

I also serve something substantial at the soup tasting, and the guys (and gals) enjoyed my Harley Hog pulled pork (recipe from the Harley Davidson cafe)

One year, I did Bloody Mary soup. I used bloody mary mix, and served in shot glasses with shrimp.

I set up a "tasting" area, with small glass bowls, etc.
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Debbie, your soup sounds just wonderful to me and I love how you've 'styled' in those cute bowls and topiary plates.

    Your soup tasting parties must be so much fun! I know you have great friends :)

  2. it all looks so good! i love my bowls from you, thank you! so many great soups to eat, i will try them all!

  3. Your soup looks delicious, and I love your topiary plate!
    I made pulled pork last the crock pot all night..
    Did you post your recipe?? I have to go look..
    Mine isn't as dark..

  4. Oy that heart pot is sooo cute!
    Love the plates as you know..And you shooters too.
    We LOVE pulled pork~

  5. The potato soup sounds really interesting. Love parsley!

  6. That potato soup sounds delish!

    And I love how you set up that soup tasting area - what a cool idea!


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